The “What’s your pain?” Edition :: Issue #188, Rusty’s Electric Dreams



“I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do it.”

Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren)

Rusty's Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by Rusty Blazenhoff

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #188 :: The “What’s your pain?” Edition :: 9:12:2018

What’s your pain?…

I’m trying, Austin… eesh.

Rusty Blazenhoff

As seen on the Internets


Busytown 2018 by Ruben Bolling

:: “How DayGlo Went From Utility Pigment to Design World Darling”
:: Thanks, Kimberly!

:: My friend Rocky deejayed while the Temple burned

:: Tab-sundoku

:: “Real artists have day jobs.” — Sara Benincasa

:: A glitched 1988 Plymouth Caravelle

:: The fascinating way cookie cutters get manufactured

:: “Old school” fonts

:: Podcast: Idea Factory Giveaway Thanks, Danielle!

:: A cartoon that explains “The Last Mile,” a project that teaches (and then hires) prisoners to do computer programming

:: John Denver and Cass Elliot in 1972: “Leaving on a Jet Plane

Real things you can actually buy: yay!


Tiny tent for cats

Just like the miniature display ones… tiny tents for cats! $59.95 each. (Small dog owners head here.)


Are you a werewolf or a SWEARWOLF? Thought so. $8 from Timid Cryptids. Thanks, Simon!


Walt Disney's Disneyland by Taschen

Walt Disney’s Disneyland is a brand new visual history book about the theme park by author Chris Nichols (it’s published by Taschen, so you know it’s going to be great!). It’s available for $39.98 starting today.

Articles on the book
Fast Company: The clever psychology of Disneyland’s design
CNN Travel: New Disneyland book reveals how California theme park changed the world
Los Angeles Magazine: This New Visual History Will Make You Fall in Love With Disneyland All Over Again

Featured Events


Hi-Fructose presents: The Art of the Mushroom

[OAKLAND 10/20 opening reception] Hi-Fructose presents: The Art of the Mushroom at the Compound Gallery, 7 PM to 10 PM  (there will be a special interactive photo booth by Attaboy!) show runs until 12/9

Berkeley, CA
[10/4] That Really Happened? A night of true stories at The Monkey House, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Los Angeles, CA

Nevada City, CA
[10/13-14] Haute Trash, 30 years of trash fashion

New York City
Oriana Leckert has picked out some events for you

Oakland, CA
[9/29] FIGMENT Oakland 2018, 10 AM to 6 PM

[10/21] East Bay Mini Maker Faire

[10/26] Extra Action 20th Anniversary Halloween Ball at The New Parish, 9 PM, Tickets

San Francisco, CA
[Now through Halloween] San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour: I went! It was cool!

[9/16-17] CatVideoFest 2018 at the Roxie

[9/21-9/27] Kusama: Infinity, a documentary on Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama [trailer] at the Roxie

[11/29] A John Waters Christmas at GAMH, 8 PM (other cities too!)

Scottsdale, AZ
[April 12-14 2019] Baby Doe and Otto are hosting a new tiki event called Arizona Tiki Oasis at the historic Hotel Valley Ho in Old Town Scottsdale!

Somerville, MA
[9/22] What the Fluff? Festival: Fluff the 13th! Union Square, 3 PM to 7 PM

[10/6] 24 Hour Comics Day

Know about a cool event? Send me the info and I’ll share it with the class!


What's your pain?

What’s your pain?: I thought this was really beautiful. This is an excerpt from a recent New York Times interview with Jim Carrey.

Rusty’s Electric Dreams is a (mostly) weekly inbox zine by Rusty Blazenhoff for positive deviants and the people who love them.

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