The “Modern-day Scrimshaw” Edition :: Issue #211, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“A creep is someone who claims he’s one thing but he’s actually another.”

Matthew McConaughey

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

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #211 :: The “Modern-day scrimshaw” Edition :: 03:13:2019



Me with the Big White Wolf at the 2012 Fairyland gala


Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. Happy birthday to my young friend! Many happy returns to you!

As seen on the Internets

Because she can: Dutch artist Gésine Hackenberg punches holes in ceramics to make jewelry. via
:: Expert breaks down the color schemes of movie posters
:: Mind blown: THIS is how to eat a pineapple

:: “The winner of all Japan shoeshine championship 2019″
:: via

:: PBS visits East Jesus

:: 81-year-old woman reunited with the purse she lost when she was 16
:: Thanks, Karen!

:: “Gary Larson’s a dick“: Documentary Now! promo trailer

:: IKEA’s Kåma Sutra via

:: NYC’s mini subway for books

:: Randy Rainbow‘s merch includes replicas of his signature pink cat eye glasses

:: Look at this “Oriental” cheeseburger rug from Red Robin restaurant

:: Competitive Winter Picnicking, 2019 NYC edition

Real things you can actually buy: nay!

The Guardian“A price has not yet been set for Le Mini Chiquito, the company said, and there has been speculation online about what exactly they would be able to carry, with people on Twitter joking they might be able to hold one mint, a USB stick or the dignity of the bag owner.”

Real book you can actually read: yay!

Finally getting her due: Milicent Patrick designed the Gill-man for the 1954 horror classic, “Creature From the Black Lagoon.” But a male coworker took credit for it (jerk!). This new book by Mallory O’Meara — The Lady From the Black Lagoon — tells her story.Milicent Patrick

Featured Events

[San Francisco 3/15-3/17] WitchTech presents Kintsukuroi, a supernatural performance of spoken word, circus, and Butoh at Monument, 8 PM each night, Tickets Thanks, Irene!——————–

[4/10] One night theatrical event: Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote [info]

[various dates] Puddles Pity Party is on tour

USA and Canada
[various dates] Immersive listings

[various dates] The Empire Strips Back

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

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

Go see some wildflowers!

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

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

Marin, CA
[July 3-7] Marin County Fair

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
[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
[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] Lea Redmond is hosting a workshop on “How to give the perfect gift” at Open Studios, 10 AM to Noon

[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!)

[4/12-4/13] Audio Garden at The Laundry, 8 PM to 11 PM each night

[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

[Dates in July] Flower Piano at SF Botanical Garden, 9 AM to 6 PM, More info

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

Paul Lynde in the center square (Hollywood Squares set, 1965)

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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