The “Now we are six” Edition :: Issue #289, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“When I was one, I had just begun. When I was two, I was nearly new. When I was three, I was hardly me. When I was four, I was not much more. When I was five, I was just alive. But now I am six, I’m as clever as clever. So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever.”

A.A. Milne

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

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #289 :: The “Now we are six” Edition :: 11:11:2020

Now we are six…

This humble publication is now six years old. I don’t know most of you but it really means a lot that you’re here. Thank you. 

Meanwhile, my darling daughter is now 16. SIXTEEN. I’ve said it before, have to say it again. The days are long but the years are short. 

Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. Do I know anyone who lives in Jackson, Mississippi? HMU. I have questions for you.

As seen on the Internets

VRChat Four Seasons Total Landscaping

SO GOOD: A lot of things have happened since the last issue (to say the least!) but none funnier, imo, than the Four Seasons Total Landscaping debacle and the crazy content it generated. Like this virtual world of the parking lot, filled with VR furries. Or this video of two comedians independently acting out what the mis-booking might have looked like. Or these tweets that imagine the whole thing as an Arrested Development episode. Or this article. Or this tweet. Or this one:

It’s the gift that keeps giving. I’m not even going to pretend to be ashamed of how funny I find the whole absurd situation.

:: “Pippi represents my own childish longing to meet a person who has power but does not abuse it.” — Astrid Lindgren

:: “Garment for the Perpetually Insecure” Thanks, Karen!

:: E Flat: Autotuned cat fight

:: “How to be at home” is a really beautiful piece of work between an animator and a poet

:: One of the best bookstores in the world, Powell’s Books in Portland, now has a book-scented fragrance

:: The pop-up video for this cover of “Don’t Stop Believin'” is a lot of fun

:: Yes, you can put a little soap on cast iron skillets

:: Gibberish: “What languages sound like to non-native speakers”
:: via

:: This is from last year but I don’t care Thanks, Lynn!

Real ring-thing you can actually buy: no way!

Does Jeff Koons know?:  An ad for this sterling “balloon dog” ring ($99) popped up in my Facebook feed and I’m a little creeped out that their algorithm has dialed my taste in so accurately. Not that I’m rushing to buy it or anything but I have respect for the audacity that it took to bring this absurd piece of jewelry to the world. I also appreciate its description (which I’m pretty sure AI wrote).

Crafted in sterling silver, it features a shimmering round cut stone hugged by a funny rose gold tone balloon dog, which is designed to be so lovely and super-cute. If you want the best friend of human to be always by your side, put our ring on your hand immediately.

Dying over here.

Featured Event

[11/15] Mark Growden is performing on Vashon (favorite vakay spot for me and SJ in non-COVID times) but you can watch it from the comfort of your own home. 7:30 p.m.

First woman VP, y’all! 

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