The “Why?” Edition :: Issue #320, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“Art is working to see the worn grooves of socialized patterns and asking ‘Why?'”

John “Halcyon” Styn

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #320 :: The “Why” Edition :: 03:16:2022


Minivan for sale. Turkeys not included.

— Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. The Electric Dreams Discord is fun! Thanks to everyone who has already joined. Want in? HMU

As seen on the Internets

:: Crazy mashup: 600 nineties songs in 34 minutes

:: Bruce Springsteen or Dolly Parton?

:: “Heppy Erster”

:: This dog needs a trampoline STAT

:: Ok, nvm, she got one

:: Harley Gayvidson

:: Ukraine Take Shelter

:: AI replicates Mona Lisa Thanks, Paul!

:: Repurposing BART cars

:: John Oliver unpacks Ticketmaster fees

:: “Yes, But”

:: Sunshine Protection Act

:: What people paid for their tattoos

Real things you can actually buy: run away!

How much you wanna bet these are still at the White Elephant Sale
photos by Rusty Blazenhoff
Real edibles you can actually buy: no way!
:: Mike Tyson launched some completely on-brand canna-gummies

Featured Events

[San Francisco, CA :: 3/24] Fun Stuff performance variety night (“clowning, storytelling, dance, music, and performance art”) at Raining Chainsaws, 1789 Egbert Ave., 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show
[6/11] Do not miss this: the 2022 Game of Shrooms is happening! 

[San Francisco :: 3/19Beware the Brides of March (historical info): “Our party will begin with a gathering in Washington Square Park, followed by a bridal procession up Columbus Avenue, and DIY wedding receptions at the bar and restaurant parklets on Grant Avenue.” North Beach from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m.


[Oakland :: dates in March] White Elephant PUBLIC Sale: this is the $5 (plus a 10% surcharge on total) sale restricted to 500 a day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MOST DATES ARE SOLD OUT

[Oakland :: First weekend in April] White Elephant FINAL BLOW-OUT Sale: the last days of this year’s sale is FREE but restricted to 1500 each day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

[Oakland :: 4/9Baba Yaga’s Forest Tea Party, “Baba Yaga invites all folklore and fairytale creatures from around the globe to join her for tea in her enchanted woods. Wear any fantasy or folk wear, and share your favorite dish.”


[Yountville :: Until 4/10DANGEROUS GAMES: Treacherous Toys We Loved As Kids at Napa Valley Museum. Thanks, Richie!

[San Francisco :: 4/10SFMOMA’s Soapbox Derby, McLaren Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

[San Francisco :: 4/17] Bring Your Own Big Wheel

[San Francisco :: 4/17] Sisters’ Easter at Mission Dolores Park (Hunky Jesus is back!)

[Oakland :: 7/2 + 7/3] Look at the lineup for Mosswood Meltdown this year! Also, THE John Waters is hosting!

[Los Angeles :: 3/19] Lonesome Town is going to have a show called Nothing is Sacred at La Luz De Jesus Gallery

[Los Angeles :: 4/9] Bob Baker Day

[San Diego :: 8/3 to 8/7] Tiki Oasis

[Scottsdale :: 4/28 to 5/1] Arizona Tiki Oasis

[Veneta :: 7/8, 9, 10] Oregon Country Fair 

[Washington, D.C. :: Opens 4/1]  One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection

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