The “Hee Haw” Edition :: Issue #010


Rusty’s Electric Dreams :: Issue #010 :: The “Hee Haw” Edition :: 12:03:2014

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by pop culture activist Rusty Blazenhoff

Issue #010 :: The “Hee Haw” Edition :: 12:03:2014

How-deeeee!Welcome to December, dear readers. I have so many things to share with you.

First off,  Winner-winner-chicken-dinner! Hans Kramer is the lucky guy who will be getting a custom pinta by Meaghan Kennedy! I hope he shares photos of it (hint, hint).

Second, we have a new artist-in-residence. I’m so pleased that the one and only Doctor Popular will be here for all five of December’s issues. He’ll be sharing stereoscopic photos of San Francisco personalities from his 3D City collection, a year-long project that combines street photography with animated 3D gifs. Doc Pop is a super-talented guy.

Also, you might want to pick up the December issue of Alameda Magazine and turn to page 68. Or just go HERE.

Finally, a project I’ve been working on with Pee-wee Herman has gone LIVE. Yay! [Hey, before you look at that! I’m available for hire now! Hit me up.]

Rusty Blazenhoff

A note: There’s A LOT of events this month which makes this week’s zine especially long. A reminder that it may get cut off and you’ll need to hit that “View Entire Message” link. These missives are long in general. It’s a good thing it can sit in your inbox until you’re ready to come back to it and breathe some more of it in. 🙂

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Real books you can actually read!

“Don’t settle: Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” — Chris Brogan

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth by Chris Brogan

King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman

Over Easy by Mimi Pond

Make Art Make Money Lessons From Jim Henson on Fueling your Creative Career

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

As seen on the Internets

Food Santa by Anne Widya
:: “My Hotdog Breakfasts For My Kids Each Tell Their Own Story” by Anne Widya


:: Sriracha Hot Stout Beer by Rogue Ales

:: Thx, Bonnie!

:: Black Friday Death Count


:: Cinnibird, a bizarro pen to draw and write with spices


:: “A Hero Rides Forth” T-mas cards by Brandon Bird


:: The Non-Gift gift guide


:: My friends are the gifts by Gareth Branwyn


:: Eyewear by Mark Mothersbaugh Thanks, Gareth!


:: Inside Willie Nelson’s RV


:: How to make moss graffiti


:: DIY Ugly Christmas sweater ideas


:: ICYMI: Burt Reynolds is having a yard sale, I mean auction


If you are playing the Little Drummer Boy game (LDB for short), the 2014 game has begun. So…whatever you do, DO NOT CLICK THIS LINK!! OR THIS ONE!!
Artist Kit Cameo, maker of Bag of Dicks, has a new creation, just in time for the holidays. (Warning: If you are easily offended, don’t click either link.) 

Real things you can actually buy: nay!

Slurpee maker

Wilton Lollipop Kit

Zombie Chia

Better Homes and Gardens Scented Wax Cubes Baked Apple Strudel
“But when you’re young you often think the things that are different about you are flaws or shortcomings. As you get older, if you watch closely, you’ll see that your outlier traits are actually your superpowers…” — Ellen Petry Leanse
Prefer art over ads?

You need Add-Art, free software by Steve Lambert (the guy behind the best 404 page around) that replaces ads with art. [FAQ]

Artist-in-residence: December 2014

Doctor Popular: 3D Photographer

Doctor Popular: 3D photographer** 


“Frank Chu is one of SF’s most lovable eccentrics. If there’s a protest, you can catch him waving his sign, warning of far-off rocket civilizations and intense CIA conspiracies.” — Doc Pop

:: Doc Pop’s site: :: On Patreon:

**He’s also a “game designer, illustrator, tailor, rapper, and super nerd.”

Real things you can actually buy: yay!

Library Due Date Scarf

I like big books and I cannot lie


Bookworm sweater clip

Events of note

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia
Multiple cities

[ongoing] The Blind Cafe A pop-up event where you are served dinner by legally blind servers, eat in the pitch dark, and listen to live music…with strangers! Thx, Tyler H.!

[12/13, SF/LA] Santacon


[12/6] 38th Annual Lighted Yacht Parade at the Oakland/Alameda estuary

[12/13] Mid-Century Holiday Potluck Extravaganza! All ages [Tix] See you there!

[1/15] SAVE THE DATE: I’m planning something cool. More soon!


[Until 12/24] Blue Genie Art Bazaar


[12/6] The 4th Annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest

Beverly Hills
[12/13-12/14] Holiday Spectacular: A Glee-ful Celebration by The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles


[Until 1/4/15] David Bowie Is at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


[Until 4/12/15] Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

Kensington, CA

[12/16] Cuddle Party for the Holidays with Marcia Baczynski [Tickets]

Landers, CA
[12/21] MOBY: Live at the Integratron

Los Angeles

[Nov/Dec dates] KrampusFest 2014

[Through the holidays] Nutcracker by Bob Baker’s Marionettes R.I.P. Bob Baker!

[12/5-12/7] Comedy Hack Day at YouTube Space LA [apply]


[12/6] Red Meat’s Christmas Party


[12/5-12/7] Holiday gift & craft faire at American Steel Studios

[12/7] Frank Portman’s King Dork Approximately book release show


[10/10/15] Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton


[ongoing] 60 Minutes to Escape: an immersive game [Tickets]

[12/6] NoPDXAnticon

San Francisco

[Until 12/28] Kinky Boots

[12/3] dorkbot sf

[12/4-12/13] The Soiled Dove: an “immersive, circus-infused, dinner-theater experience that will titillate your every sense” by The Vau de Vire Society [Tickets]

[12/4] Wunderfaire, a celebration of local craftspeople hosted by IDEO

[12/5-12/15] Another Hole in the Head, an indie horror, sci-fi, dark fantasy, and exploitation cinema film festival

[12/5] TRAPEZE: Krampus in Wonderland 21+ [Tickets]

[12/6] Krampusmas – a “holiday show celebrating Christmas’ demon” at 63 Bluxome Street Gallery

[12/6] Barbary Coast Burlesque

[12/6] KrampusCon

[12/7] 4th Annual Last Gasp Warehouse Sale

[12/10] Bawdy Storytelling: Happy Endings [Tickets]

[12/12] BoneSaw Bros, Scary Stories: Christmas edition: “scary live christmas stories performed by theater group Ham Pants Productions” — $20

[12/13-12/14]  San Francisco Bazaar

[12/14] Charles Phoenix Retro Holiday Slide Show at Empress of China [Tickets]

[12/19] 14th Annual Holiday Whobilation Party [Tickets]

[12/20] Margaret –“an evening of music and story based on the life and writings of Margaret Rucker, a poet whose tragic yet serendipitous story was rescued twenty years ago from the bottom of a garbage bin.”

[1/3] Bawdy Storytelling: Unchartered Territory [Tickets]

[1/30-2/1] Pancakes & Booze Art Show with an all-u-can-eat pancake bar

[1/31] Fallen Cosmos

San Leandro, CA

[12/4] Rainbow Rumpus Book Talk with author Benjamin Wachs

St. Louis

[12/6] Saint Louis Krampusnacht 2014

Ukiah, CA

[12/5-12/7] Digital Detox Retreat at Shambhala Ranch


[12/4-12/7] Roboexotica, a “festival for Cocktail robotics since 1999”

~~ Tickets ($140) are now available for Camp Tipsy 2015 ~~
~~ Tickets for both 2015 sessions of Camp Grounded are now on sale —
Cousin Minnie Pearl poster by Uncle Gertrude's

Just why did Minnie Pearl keep the price tag on her hat?

“‘I dressed ‘Minnie’ the way I thought a girl would look who came to town from the country on a Saturday to do a little tradin’ and a little flirtin’, (Sarah Ophelia) Colley said. The signature price tag came a couple of years later, the result of a fortuitous oversight. After purchasing dime-store flowers for her hat, Colley forgot to remove the tag. During a performance, she turned her head; the tag spilled over the brim. A perfect gag: the audience loved it.” — Smithsonian

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