The “Rest of us” Edition :: Issue #292, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you’re gonna hear about it!”

— Frank Constanza, 1997 Seinfeld episode

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

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #292 :: The “Rest of us” Edition :: 12:23:2020

Rest of us…

Hey, if you’re reading this on December 23, happy Festivus! Every year at this time I’m disappointed in myself that I don’t already have an aluminum Festivus Pole. One of these days I will do something about that!

Well, here we are. The end of what has been a collectively challenging year. I’d love to think the hard times are over but I’m old and wise enough to know better. Keep fighting the good fight, folks. I’m thinking about you. heart emoji heart emoji heart emoji

One more thing: this great bumper sticker landed on my doorstep this week, thanks to Hans and Jo. I say, bring it!


Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. See ya in 2021!

As seen on the Internets

Halloween/Christmas mashup mail-art

Remember that holiday mail-art card exchange I put together? Well, I hit the jackpot! RED reader and creative mastermind, Matt Poepping, drew my name and I got this amazing Halloween/Christmas crossover pop-up card with a typed narrative (I had revealed that Halloween was my favorite holiday). Better pictures on my website

AND, while not many of you played in the first mail-art exchange, many who did wrote to tell me they had a blast and would do it again. SOOOOOOO… I’m doing one for Valentines Day. Signups are live NOW. You’ve got until January 6 to get on the exchange list. It’s free (minus supplies to make the card). Invite your friends (even the heathens who don’t read RED).


:: In year three, Mark Rober has really fine tuned his Glitter Bomb (for “porch pirates”). He also now has merch and a course on “creative engineering” that looks cool

:: “Cracks

:: Amy Sedaris was a guest on Conan O’Brien’s podcast

:: Made me lol: “Hi James, can you photoshop this for me?” “Sure

:: Rankin/Bass but with Tom Cruise flipping out
:: via

:: Waltz of the Snowflakes (filmed at the old Naval base in Alameda)

:: Attention K-Mart shoppers: Here’s some Christmas music from 1974

:: Ten hours of people touching each other – eek!

:: Am digging this tiki snowflake

:: Make your own: A really terrific paper snowflake tutorial

:: Don’t let The Alley die! I don’t drink anymore but my name was carved in a bench back in the nineties!

:: In the last issue, I screwed up the link for this one. I think these videos are hilarious, so I’m sharing it again with the correct link:

:: Plus, he has a new video!

Real things you can actually buy: nay!

Have they run out of ideas? Gucci inverted cat eye sunglasses ($755)

Runners up in “luxury brand nonsense”:

:: Louis Vuitton yoga mat ($2390)

:: Tiffany Sterling silver coffee can ($1550)

Featured Event

[San Francisco] The Tree Twins are out and about! Follow their Instagram to find out where they’ll be next (or just follow their adventures there while you’re safely sheltered in place). But hurry, they go back to their shiny disco North Pole forest this Christmas Eve. 

photo by April Whitney

Life is nothing without obsession: Silent film star Harold Lloyd kept a Christmas tree (actually, three trees combined) up all year round. But not just any Christmas tree, one that was 20-feet tall, 30 feet around, and well, you can see for yourself! There are over 5,000 ornaments on that thing (and it’s said he had enough for three more trees like it). #goals!!

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