The “This time it’s personal” Edition :: Issue #278, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“Don’t take anything personally.”

– Second of the Four Agreements

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Issue #278 :: The “This time it’s personal” Edition :: 08:05:2020

This time it’s personal…

“How do you come up with the zine’s name every week anyway?” no one ever asks. 


“It’s the eleventh hour on a Tuesday and I want to stop working and eat some dinner, so I make something up,” I said hungrily. 

Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. I missed you all! Taking just one week off seems much longer. Big issue ahead. 

As seen on the Internets

Postage Stamp Protest: Lea Redmond is behind these fab “tiny protest signs” for your snail mail. Get some by sending her a SASE and a $1.


:: Alt-ending to Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” has the Tree setting boundaries
:: Witch spells to keep RBG alive FOREVER (humor)

:: This is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Oh, wait.

:: Virtual Online Museum of Art (VOMA) to open (free)

:: The song that won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest is really beautiful!

:: All kinds of crazy adults-only stuff going down in Animal Crossing!

:: It’s called A Facebook team has a new creative venture

:: A different way of looking at amusement parks via

:: Skin-colored emojis can be racist. Yes, even the yellow ones. via

:: Austin Kleon’s tape-and-magazine quilts are super cool!

Portland’s got polka dots!

Polka Dot Courthouse Square

Each one is 12-feet wide!: My pal Bill Will got the opportunity to cover Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square with giant colorful polka dots! The playful installation is titled “Polka Dot Courthouse Square” and encourages safe distancing while gathered in public. 

drone photo by Nozomu Ando

Real things that actually exist: yes way!

LIKE: Pee-wee Herman has a new online shop! That’s where you can find these swell new “Pee-wee for President” political buttons (we already have a “Francis” in office, so let’s ignore that one). I love that two of the slogans are riffs on old ones. “In your guts, you know he’s nuts” was LBJ’s team’s take on Barry Goldwater’s “In your heart, you know he’s right.” And “I Like Pee-wee… LIKE!” references Dwight D. Eisenhower’s famous “I Like Ike” slogan. It also references THIS. Good stuff.

Featured Event

[8/9] The Plague Doctor Parade returns: “Covid Danse Macabre—we shambled through Golden Gate Park today, some plague doctors and victim, with Death walking dead last, playing some dirge-carnival music in a socially-distanced plague theater happening, past the happy picnickers lounging maskless on the grassy lawns amid the flowers.” 

Missing: Murder of crows (more here)

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