The “Ooo, baby” Edition :: Issue #265, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.”

Jean-Paul Sartre

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

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #265 :: The “Ooo, baby” Edition :: 04:29:2020

Ooo, baby…
Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. I love a good list, and this is a good list.

As seen on the Internets

Someone I know started something amazing — Frontline Foods! A little over a month ago, Sydney Gressel was working 14-hour shifts as an emergency pediatric nurse and came up with a brilliant idea on how to feed the hardworking healthcare workers on the frontlines of this COVID-19 situation, and help struggling restaturants at the same time. The nonprofit she started, Frontline Foods, has already brought in $3M in donations, is operating in 52 U.S. cities with an all-volunteer team, and is supported by celebs like Sting and Melissa McCarthy. And, to top it all off, on Tuesday, Sydney was a guest on the Ellen show. How cool is that?! Wanna help? Chip in or sign up to be a volunteer.
:: We’re not alone

:: If you aren’t familiar with Beatie Wolfe, you 110% should be

:: This squash arch is really something! Thanks, Marcia!

:: “Chaotic Good” — a killer guide to illegally planting trees via

:: Fred Armisen does every North American accent

:: This is a neat look on how Kidz Bop censors songs

:: Free download: Alex Pardee’s PG-13 coloring book Thanks, Attaboy!

:: Catstooth > houndstooth

:: Ye olde bottle whimseys

:: Wow’em with these Meow Wolf Zoom backgrounds


Animal Crossing-orama section

:: My gawd, the resources it took to create this!

:: Elijah Wood used someone’s dodo code to go sell his turnips for a profit

Real thing your dog can actually wear: yay!

We all have to do our part to save the United States Postal Service from crashing and burning. Let’s start with outfitting our dogs in cute mail carrier costumes ($17.99). But then, who will bite who?
Thanks, Carolee!

What are you looking at? 


A game for you: What is that thing in the above photo?

Some background, and a clue:  I had never heard of this device before but it came up in a conversation I recently had with a friend. He was telling me about this Italian bakery in San Francisco that’s known for its homemade foccacia. Family-run Liguria’s in North Beach is so popular that people, young and old, are already lined up when it opens in the morning, cash in hand. By noon, all that still-warm bread made in their 100-year-old oven is sold out. Anyway, they make use of this device with every purchase. That’s your clue. 

Give up? This is what it is and I bet you’ll be able to tell how Liguria’s uses it. Also, I checked: you can still buy this thing!

Featured Event

[May 9] Lost Horizon Night Market: Quarantine Edition — yes, for reals! Want to be a proprietor? Fill out this form.

Know about a cool, quirky, and/or indie socially distant event? Ok, email me with details.

Are you highbrow or lowbrow in your tastes? This classist chart from a 1949 issue of LIFE magazine really puts you in your place.
Thanks, David!

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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