The “Hooked” Edition :: Issue #330, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“If you’re stuck with a weakness…turn it into a hook.”

Allee Willis

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #330 :: The “Hooked” Edition :: 09:28:2022


My birthday week started with a flight to L.A. for a benefit bash and ended with a windy ride home leaving an off-grid camping trip deep in the Mendocino woods. In between? Lots of love, friends, and fun!

From kitsch to camp
Kitsch to camp: Me with Heather Gold in L.A. and me with my darling SJ


— Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. You guys, I’m 52 now! 

As seen on the Internets

Hellraiser Park and Urban Bird Observatory, Eugene, Oregon by Cabel Adams
Pinhead play: Eugene, Oregon artist Cabel Adams fooled a lot of folx with his VR-created sculpture, the “Hellraiser Park and Urban Bird Observatory.” Earlier this year, he tricked people with his 3D-rendered hot air balloons.

:: Best little free library

:: THIS is how to do team headshots

:: 1.18 Gigapixels of “Waking Dreams

:: Killed by Google

:: Answer 10 questions now for your future self (I did this last year and my now self LOVED seeing what I wrote)

:: When the leaves turn, a smiley face appears

:: I have never been here and would really like to go (anyone up for a field trip?)

Real thing I actually took: YAY!

Best party schwag ever: This Allee Willis Cut-Out Paper Doll Book was handed out to Night of Wonders’ partygoers as a parting gift! 

Real things you can actually buy: IKE-yay!

IKEA bucket hat

KNORVA: I found myself in the largest IKEA in North America and celebrated with the most stylish of all bucket hats [$5.99].

Featured Events

2019 Drawn Together art, photo by Rusty Blazenhoff

[Oakland :: 9/30] This Friday, Fairyland is hosting another fabulous grownups-only event, a live drawing and art-making fundraiser called Drawn Together. As I mentioned in the last zine, yours truly will be participating as an artist and I’m making a cool Warhol-esque soup can. It will be sold at the end of the evening in a lively sale for $50. Event is 21+ :: 6 to 9:30 p.m. :: $30 to $100/pp
[photo taken by moi at the 2019 event]

[Alameda :: monthlyMaking $#!% Up Improv at Alameda Comedy Club

[Oakland :: ongoing] NewNow‘s new shows (FB link)

[San Francisco :: now] Catch the Doggie Diner Heads in Golden Gate Park!

[San Francisco :: now through 10/31] Nothing rings in the spooky season quite like Christian Cagigal’s San Francisco Ghost Hunt walking tour. This year, you can upgrade the standard tour–Halloween weekend only–with a VIP experience that includes close-up magic and a cocktail. 

[San Francisco :: 9/30-10/2] Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

[Oakland :: 10/5] Save the date: Driveway Follies is partnering with Kon-Tiki for “a night of puppets & Mai Tais.”

[Oakland :: 10/7] Kestrin Pantera’s new film, Pretty Problems, is showing at New Parkway, 8:10 p.m.

[Alameda :: 10/7-10/9] Alameda Pride: First-ever Pride weekend in our fair city

[Oakland :: 10/8-10/9] Halloween Meltdown with John Waters

[Alameda :: 10/29BlackLight Art Show at Studio 23, 2309 Encinal Ave: “Expect lights out, UV reactive art, special blacklight installations & LED sculptures” (Call for artists)

[Oakland :: 10/30 +10/31] Driveway Follies: amazing shows from dusk to 10 p.m. Head to 3854 Greenwood Ave in Oakland.

[Point San Pablo, Richmond :: ongoing] Now that it’s cooled down again, go get hot at good hot!


[Pasadena :: 10/1-10/2] CatCon

[San Luis Obispo :: 4/7-4/8] John Waters Easter & Pink Flamingos 50th Anniversary at Madonna Inn

[California] Haunted House list

Dead-end job? Chairbox Design has imagined an office chair for you.

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