The “Time Flies” Edition :: Issue #250, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.”

Author Unknown


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

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #250 :: The “Time flies” Edition :: 01:01:2020

Time flies…


2019 was THE shortest year of my life… but, minus the recent loss of friends, also one of my best. They say time goes by quicker as you age and it’s true, I’m sorry to say! 

I’ll be 50 in 2020. (It seems so strange to write that because I feel like a teenager in my head.) My hope is that when I write 2020’s year-end issue, I’ll have accomplished everything I have been scheming and dreaming of — stay tuned!  

Thank you all for reading! Hope you all are having a wonderful New Year’s Eve/Day!

Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. Am taking next week off from my publishing duties. See ya mid January!

As seen on the Internets

Allee Willis, Rusty Blazenhoff, and a plate of heart-shaped Fluffernutters on a Jesus plate

Kitsch led me to Allee Willis. On Boing Boing, I share how I got to know and love this creative powerhouse.
:: GOLD: John Mulaney gets interviewed by a 10-year-old superfan

:: Nestivus, the real holiday for the rest of us

:: The story behind New Year’s Eve novelty glasses via

:: For those of you making New Year’s resolutions, here’s a sure-fire way to succeed

:: Oldie but a goodie: “WHY IS (Rankin-Bass’) SANTA SUCH A JERK?

:: Not too late to enjoy: Amazing Yule Log animations Thanks, Kyle!

:: Look at this cute chewing gum package concept!

:: Raise creative children

Real adventure that actually exists: yay!

Apply now!

[7/24-7/26] Over 21? Can get yourself to Portugal in July? Want to experience an odyssey customized to YOU? Odyssey Works has another intense adventure lined up for 2020. If you’re interested in participating, hurry! The application’s deadline is January 5 and it will take you a few hours to complete it. 

Featured Events

20.5 U.S. Cities
[2/14 to 3/29] Pee-wee’s Big Adventure 35th Anniversary Tour with Paul Reubens — a screening of the film followed by Paul Reubens himself sharing never-before-heard stories about the making of the movie. Special pre-tour kickoff happens in Ventura, California on January 24!

Alameda, CA
[ALMOST OVER] Christmas Tree Lane is open, 3200 block of Thompson Avenue, evenings

Las Vegas, NV
[Until 2/15] Tim Burton’s Lost Vegas art exhibit at the Neon Museum

Los Angeles, CA
[Now] Cages, as described by Kyle: “It’s truly the future of music show meets storytelling. Fully immersive, from rooms to performance that combines concert, live theater, projection mapping, stop motion animation, 3D and 2d cgi, dance, and more. It’s nuts. Took 6 years of development and sets a new bar.”

[Last Saturday of the month] almighty Opp, a streetside puppet show in Koreatown recommended by CTP who says, “It’s fantastic. And bizarre, and funny, and wonderous,” 9 p.m. 

New York City

[1/12] 19th Annual No Pants Subway Ride

See what RED pal Oriana Leckert has picked as the must-go-to events in the Big Apple!

[5/2 to 11/1/2020] Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden

Oakland, CA
[Now until 2/16] No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man at OMCA, Tickets
**Full listings of all the exhibit’s events here.
[1/19] Balsa Man at OMCA!

[3/1] Sugar Rush IV: A Cupcake Tasting Event at Angel Cakes, 1 PM to 4 PM, Tickets

[3/7-3/8] White Elephant Sale, 96,000-square-feet of crazy deals, free

[7/11-7/12] Burger Boogaloo headlines with Bikini Kill and Circle Jerks, Mosswood Park

Philadelphia, PA
[TODAY] The Mummers Parade

Portland, OR
[5/16-5/17] The creators of the popular Exploding Kittens card game series are hosting Burning Cat, a new two-day game convention that ends in the burning of a giant effigy. Huh… that last part seems oddly familiar!  Tickets are $80 for a two-day pass, or $45 for a daily one. 

San Diego, CA
[8/12-8/16] Tiki Oasis is celebrating its 20th anniversary this August! Two things: 1.) This is not to be confused with Arizona Tiki Oasis which happens April 23 to 26 in Scottsdale (same producers though!) AND 2.) tickets are not yet on sale yet — this is just a heads up!

San Francisco, CA
[1/9 to 1/26] SF Sketchfest comedy festival

[1/10, 1/11] 9th annual DAVID BOWIE Birthday Bash with THE FIRST CHURCH OF THE SACRED SILVERSEXUAL at the Boom Boom Room, The Chapel, 8 PM+

[2/6] Odyssey Works is hosting a Valentine’s Day Date Design Workshop so you can learn how to design the perfect Valentine’s Day date, 6 to 9 PM

Scottsdale, AZ
[4/23-4/26] Arizona Tiki Oasis at the lovely, midcentury Valley Ho Hotel

Seattle, WA
[Ongoing, 1st Sunday of the month] Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery “a love letter to the strangeness and talent that walks amongst us” at Annex Theatre, 7:30 PM, Tickets 

Various U.S. cities, and sometimes Canada
Atlas Obscura has an ongoing calendar of unique experiences.

[various dates] Immersive listings

Check out this calendar of design events from around the world.

Know about a cool, quirky, and/or indie event? Email me and I’ll share it with the class!

Get ready for two months of this baloney.

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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