The “No words” Edition :: Issue #206, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

  Milton Berle

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

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #206 :: The “No words” Edition :: 02:06:2019

No words…

Current mood:

Rusty Blazenhoff
As seen on the Internets

:: “Day of the Dolphin: How Vintage Florida Kitsch Masked a Grim Reality” – a new piece by Joyce Slaton
:: My friend Dr. Yoni Alkan on why “We Could All Use a Hug

:: A surprisingly great video about Saturday Night Live‘s cue cards (seriously)

:: David Sedaris is Conan O’Brien’s latest podcast guest

:: SUPER excited for this: What We Do in the Shadows is now a series on FX

:: This guy is my Pornhub hero

:: Croc bags exist. Yes, a crossbody bag made from a Croc. Yes, the shoe.
:: via

:: Wow: I’ve just learned of body-positive rapper Lizzo (don’t miss her flute solo!)

:: Wanna pull an “Office Space” and work in construction (or another trade job)? Dirty JobsMike Rowe might have a scholarship for you

:: Songwriters/Estate sale junkies, your time is now Thanks, Polly!

:: A couple of women at Pixar made Purl, a short about a ball of yarn trying to fit into toxic bro culture at her new job

Real things you can actually buy: slay!

I heart you too: Katherine of Deviant Desserts makes sweets that pushes people’s boundaries. Things like supreme leader bon bons, bags of (severed, chocolate) dicks, and now, anatomically-correct human heart-shaped truffles and cakes. If you were hoping to send something of hers to someone you love for Valentine’s Day, oops, she’s already sold out.
Thanks, Marcia!
Real things you can actually buy: yes way!

Vandalism pays off, kids: As many children in the 80s did, brothers Beau and Bryan Abbott spent all their allowance on baseball cards. For a decade, their collection grew and grew as prices of their cards went down and down. Years later, instead of dumping all of them, they got out Sharpies and started scribbling juvenile stuff on the cards. And, just like that, Baseball Card Vandals was born.

You can not only buy individual cards from them but you can now pre-order their book, Baseball Card Vandals (out 3/5).

Featured Events

Desert X 2017: photo by Lance Gerber
Desert X is back! Go check it out in Coachella Valley from February 9 to April 21.
2017 photo by Lance Bergen

USA and Canada
[various dates] Immersive listings

Alameda, CA
[4/20] The Menagerie: Oddities and Curiosities Market at Alameda Elks Lodge, 11 AM to 7 PM, Tickets

Berkeley, CA
[2/7] That Really Happened??? A night of true stories at The Monkey House, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Daly City, CA
[2/10] Rock and Roll Flea Market with live music, 9 AM to 5 PM, Pacelli Event Center, $5

Detroit, MI
[4/28] Fyre Fest LARP on Belle Isle in Detroit

Lodoga, CA
[6/20-6/23] Camp Tipsy

Los Angeles, CA
[2/26-3/9] Hannah Gadsby is presenting a new work-in-progress at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth

New York City
RED pal Oriana Leckert always knows what’s going on in the Big Apple

Oakland, CA
[3/2-3/3] Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale, 10 AM to 4 PM
[Use code OAKWES to get 20% off Lyft rides to and from the sale]

[2/7-3/2] Best of HUMP! film festival, years 2008-2017 at the New Parkway

[6/6-6/7] Burger Boogaloo, Jesus & Mary Chain, Scientists, Dead Boys, Shannon & The Clams, Billy Childish, and more! Tickets

[6/21] Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes, 5 PM

[8/31] Bryan Ferry is on tour and will be playing at the Fox Theatre, 7 PM, Tickets

[10/12-2/16] The Smithsonian’s No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit is coming to Oakland Museum of California

Reno, NV
[2/9-2/10] Reno Punk Rock Flea Market: “punk rock, art, activism and DIY culture,” 11 AM to 6 PM, Tickets

San Francisco, CA
[Until 2/14] SF Indiefest (independent film festival), loads of great films and events, some are free

[2/11] Immersive Meetup with Danielle Baskin at The Laundry, 7 PM to 10 PM, FREE but RSVP

[2/12] Odd Salon: SPECTACLE at Public Works, 6:30 PM to 10 PM

[2/14] Decentralized Dance Party at Sue Beirman Plaza, 7 PM, dress in neon workout gear and bring a boombox

[3/8] Bay Area Pun-Off, 7 PM to 10 PM

[3/17] Beware the Brides of March, wear a wedding dress and meet at Bar Fluxus, 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM

[4/25-4/27] Best of HUMP! film festival, years 2008-2017 at the Victoria Theatre

Scottsdale, AZ
[4/12-14] Arizona Tiki Oasis, a cool new weekender by Baby Doe and Otto, at the Valley Ho

Seattle, WA
[2/16] The Dandy Flea market at Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar, 12 PM to 6 PM

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

Closeness lines over time by Olivia de Recat

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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