The “Fundland” Edition :: Issue #210, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“Art is how we decorate space. Music is how we decorate time.”

Thx, Mark!  

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

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #210 :: The “Fundland” Edition :: 03:06:2019


Rusty’s Electric Dreams will live — thanks to all of my new supporters! I woke up last Wednesday morning and was blown away all the emails from PayPal (you) in my inbox. I’m humbled, to say the least. Thank you, thank you.

I have to tell you something. After queuing up last week’s post, I went to bed. Sometime after midnight (when the issue actually ships out), I woke up to the worst (what Brene Brown calls a) vulnerability hangover. It was like a wave of shame came over me for asking for help. Ugh! I first thought to myself, “It’s too late now,” followed by “It’s going to be ok.”

And it was totally ok. When I woke up, along with the PayPal emails, my inbox was also full of terrific, supportive emails from you. You are the best readers a gal could ask for. Thanks again!

Rusty Blazenhoff
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As seen on the Internets

Absolutely delightful: These horrible real estate photos spark a tremendous amount of joy for me.
:: Billy Porter’s “7 Rules to Live By

::  A “DIY user-upgradeable Raspberry Pi laptop that looks like a wizard’s spellbookThanks, Matthew!

:: “Hot or Not” for fake AI-generated people

:: “Closer to Fine,” 30 years later

:: This pigeon looks tony af

:: About that “macaroni” in Yankee Doodle’s hat

:: “The Good, Bad, and Ugly Public Transit Seat Covers of the World”

:: Oh, Japan: Crab juice cola

:: Surreal estate: Timothy Leary’s “LSD ranch” is for sale

What are you looking at?

What is it!?

Click the image to find the answer. Thanks, Suzanne!

Real things you can actually buy: no way!

Don’t deny yourself: Admit it, you need the Pizza Pocket Hoodie ($55).

Real things you can actually buy: yay!

Spin me right round: Scotch made a tape dispenser that looks like a mini turntable ($13.82)!

Featured Events


[4/10] One-night theatrical event (!): Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote [info] In the East Bay and want to join me at a showing? Email me.

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

Bay Area, CA
[Dates in 2019] The Wanderer’s Union, a long-distance wandering club, has announced the dates for their 2019 season (“You can travel by foot or public transit only. Wear comfy shoes.”), FREE

Berkeley, CA
[5/4-5/5] Bay Area Book Festival, a free outdoor fair featuring 225 authors and 100 sessions in Downtown Berkeley

[4/27] Dark Garden Corsetry’s Fête Du Cupid, 8 PM to midnight, Tickets

Austin, TX
[3/11, 3/12, 3/14] Harrod Blank has a new film which is premiering at SXSW: Why Can’t I Be Me? Around You

Coachella Valley, CA
[Until 4/21] Desert X

Las Vegas, NV
[Until 4/28] You can experience Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Thanks, Susan!

Lodoga, CA
[6/20-6/23] Camp Tipsy — $125 tickets go on sale March 1

Los Angeles, CA
[Dates in March] Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys

New York City
[4/1] Joey Skaggs’ 34th Annual April Fools’ Day Parade, starts at Fifth Ave and 59th Street at noon

RED pal Oriana Leckert always knows what’s going on in the Big Apple, no joke

Oakland, CA
[3/7] Tourettes Without Regrets at Oakland Metro, 8:30 PM

[6/6-6/7] Burger BoogalooTickets

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

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

San Francisco, CA
[3/7-3/9] Infinite Bitch: 30 “patriarchy-smashing”plays for Womxn’s History Month by San Francisco Neo-Futurists at PianoFight, 10 PM, Tickets
[Ongoing] Neo-Futurists’ The Infinite Wrench

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

[6 dates between 3/9-3/24] Artist Kasey Smith presents TifFAUXny Snails – A Tale of Gold and Glass

[3/16] Decentralized Dance Party, Meet at Sue Beirman Plaza, dress in neon workout gear, 7 PM

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

[4/6] Mark Growden + The San Francisco Jaw Harp Choir at the Lost Church, Doors 7:30 PM, Tickets

[4/10-4/23] San Francisco International Film Festival (opening night film is Netflix’s “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” at the Castro!)

[4/13] ResurrEGGtion 3 (an EGGS bar fundraiser) at Monarch, 9 PM to 3 AM

[4/21] Easter in the Park with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Dolores Park, 12 PM to 4 PM

[4/21] Bring Your Own Big Wheel, Vermont Street at 20th, 3 PM to 6 PM

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

[Date starting on 5/1] The Amazing Acro-cats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats at Fort Mason, 7 PM to 9 PM

[6/2] Burning Man Desert Arts Preview 2019, 6 PM to 10 PM, Tickets

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

The California Girl. The Land of Sunshine and Flowers, a postcard by E.F. Woodbury for Hotel St. Mark in Oakland, California

The California Girl. The Land of Sunshine and Flowers
Hotelier E.F. Woodbury printed this postcard in 1909 for his Hotel St. Mark in Oakland, California (artist unknown)
via Michael Manning on Oakland History

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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