The “Lady chops” Edition :: Issue #212, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” 


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

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #212 :: The “Lady chops” Edition :: 03:20:2019

Lady chops…

And, just like that, it’s spring.

Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. Full worm supermoon tonight, folks.

As seen on the Internets

Shit by Nancy Fouts
Thanks, Val!

:: “You don’t have to monetize your joy.” Thanks, Julie!

:: Mummenschanz on The Muppet Show (1976)

:: Hotel fails: “Apply Capri-Sun straw to neck”

:: David Sedaris on giving up his seat

:: Oldie but a goodie: “The McDonald’s Ads That Mimicked ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’”

:: “Walt Disney’s Frozen Head: a science fiction movie secretly shot at Walt Disney World”

:: Artist makes books of processed American cheese slices, ketchup packets, and Splenda

:: Film review of the new Subgenius movie

:: A guy showed up to London Fashion Week wearing his own creations
:: Thanks, Galit!

:: Boston Typewriter Orchestra (Also, be sure to see California Typewriter if you haven’t already)
:: via

:: War rugs

:: The bankruptcy barrel and the drunkard’s cloak

Real things you can actually buy: yes way!

Smackdown: I’m not into wrestling but I can’t help but appreciate these clever (rear) windshield wiper covers ($16.95)!

Real thing you can actually make: yes way!

Some assembly required: IKEA has released a DIY milk chocolate Easter bunny —  the VÅRKÄNSLA. It’s sold as a flat pack, as it should be ($4.29).

Today I learned…

Tetris blocks have names
Well, I’ll be darned: Tetris blocks have names. Names like Orange Ricky, Blue Ricky, Hero, Teewee, Cleveland Z, Rhode Island Z, and Smashboy. via

Featured Events

[ALAMEDA 3/31] Bay Area Caftan Meet-up at Forbidden Island, 2 PM to 5 PM

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

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

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
[Summer 2019] POP SK8, a pop-up outdoor roller rink

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
[TONIGHT 3/20] Nerd Nite SF #106: Daring Debutantes, Giant Insects, Gaming Mice at Rickshaw Stop, 7 PM

[Dates through 3/24] Artist Kasey Smith presents TifFAUXny Snails – A Tale of Gold and Glass

[Until 4/13] F.E.A.S.T., an immersive and interactive dining experience at Onedome, Tickets Thanks, Affinity!

[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!

The secret language of stamps
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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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