The “KFC” Edition :: Issue #011


Rusty’s Electric Dreams :: Issue #011 :: The “KFC” :: 12:10:2014

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by pop culture activist Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #011 :: The “KFC” Edition :: 12:10:2014

Ho ho fro yo


A big welcome to all the new subscribers that discovered me this month in Oakland Magazine AND Alameda Magazine.

You picked a great week to subscribe because, you aren’t going to believe this, Santa Claus sent me a video message! I know, right? I was blown away too.

Thanks for being here, everyone. It means a lot to me.

Rusty Blazenhoff

p.s. If anyone asks, like SANTA (hellooo), I wear size 9 1/2 (41). You’ll understand when you see the crazy shoes I’ve featured below.

Christmas Colonel Sanders in Japan
This space
left finger lickin’ good!

As seen on the Internets

Forest Friends Yule Log cake by The Swiss Colony
:: Yule Log 2.0 A must see!
:: Vintage Creepy Santa Photos
:: Christmas Trees made from Books
:: Caga Tio rubber stamp

:: The Page Turner, a Rube Goldberg machine by kinetic artist Joseph Herscher

:: Self-Employed Happy Hour, a podcast with guest Crispin Hellion Glover

:: All aboard the HugTrain! h/t Epiphany!

:: Colonel Sanders, an unknown, on What’s my Line? game show in 1963

:: Bedazzled armpit hair extensions are a thing (NSFW?)

This video on how to make a “secret” monitor by stripping the polarizing filter off has made the rounds, but it was new to me. Honestly, I didn’t believe it was a real thing you could do but I was wrong.
Actual Breaking Bad RV and Hyperflesh Walter White Mask

For Sale – $17850 (NW Austin)Kentucky Fried Chicken milk glass bucket – $125 (FRANKLIN, IN)

Real things you can actually buy: nay!

Sugar cookie marshmallows

Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree lip balm

Wasabi Candy Canes
“These boots were made for Santa,
You got your Santa shoes.
You better get your sleigh
Because there ain’t no time to lose.”–Nancy Sinatra sang a Christmas version of “These Boots are Made for Walking” on The Dean Martin Christmas Show, 1967
“Welcome, newcomers. The tradition of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances. I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you’re gonna hear about it!” — Frank Costanza, SeinfeldIt’s not too late to get your own desktop-sized Festivus Pole.

Artist-in-residence: December 2014

Doctor Popular: 3D Photographer

Doctor Popular: 3D photographer 


“The Green Door sign hangs ominously above the Stockton tunnel in SF. I always assumed this place was the inspiration for Behind the Green Door, an eyes-wide-shut style classic porno flick… But as I look around the net for confirmation, I’m not finding any correlation between the two. Huh.” — Doc Pop

:: Check out his year-long 3D City project here. ::

Real things you can actually buy: yay!

Heel Comes Santa Claus shoes by Irregular Choice
h/t Sophie H.!

Vintage Holt Howard Starry Eyed Santa Christmas Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

Christmas Eve with Colonel Sanders

Future Eyes

Events of note

Oresman Hot Pants: Join the Mod generation
Multiple cities
[12/13, SF/LA] Santacon


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


[12/12] Delta Airlines will be selling used galley carts for $75/each at a surplus sale Thx, Laura!

[Until 12/24] Blue Genie Art Bazaar

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!

[12/13-12/14] Harry Shearer and Judith Owen Present Christmas Without Tears (aka: Does This Tree Make Me Look Fat?)

[12/18] An Evening with Judd Apatow & Friends: Zach Galifianakis

[1/8] Marc Maron

Help me fill this section out. Email me with a cool event you know about.

[12/31] NYE Dinner with the Waitiki 7 at Longitude


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

San Francisco
[Until 12/28] Kinky Boots

[Until 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]

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

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

[12/12] Flaming Lotus Girls show and party: In the Red

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

[12/13] SantaCon is Dead: “Final HO! down & funeral procession Saturday noon, Stockton garage to Union Square” WEAR BLACK! 

[12/13-12/14]  San Francisco Bazaar

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

[12/14] Red Meat’s Christmas Party at The Riptide

[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.”

[12/31] Extra Action Marching Band plays New Years Eve at Brick & Mortar Music Hall with BluBall Revue [Info] [Tickets]

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

[1/3] Ask Dr. Hal at Viracocha

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

[1/31] Fallen Cosmos

~~ Tickets ($140) are now available for Camp Tipsy 2015 ~~
~~ Tickets for both 2015 sessions of Camp Grounded are now on sale —
Seasons Greetings KFC bucket top

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