The “Chrismahanukwanzakah” Edition :: Issue #335, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

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Issue #335 :: The “Chrismahanukwanzakah” Edition :: 12:24:2022


You didn’t think I’d forget to post my annual holiday blowout issue, did you? Sure, it was supposed to come out this past Wednesday, but who’s keeping track? You? Oh no, I hope not. Who you should be keeping track is Santa. Because it’s Chrimbo Eve, kiddos.

Well, we did it. Together we fulfilled the Christmas wishes of random children through Operation Santa. Postage alone was $220! Thanks to everyone who kicked in for Team Electric Dreams’ three letters to Santa. Remarkable effort, all!

— Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah to those who celebrate!

As seen on the Internets

There’s a guy on TikTok whose schtick is figuring out what sports games are playing in the background of TV shows and movies. It’s a weird hobby but his detective work is impressive and oddly satisfying. He managed to track down the source of a blurry hockey match playing on a bar TV in Gremlins.
:: An annual auditory tradition: “Riu Chiu” by The Monkees

:: ‘Tisn’t the season

:: This song always gets to me

:: Zoot suit Santa

:: This one is for the Massachusetts peeps

:: This is some wild doorbell cam footage!

:: Did you know Rod Serling had his own ‘A Christmas Carol’?

:: This week I also learned: Run-DMC has ANOTHER Christmas song!

:: Magical Max Fleischer Christmas cartoon somehow becomes even more magical after a painstaking restoration

:: “Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog”

:: Santa’s got a brand new sleigh

:: Old but gold holiday mashup

:: An in-depth piece about Santacon’s origin story

:: Things (probably only) found in a Texas truckstop Thanks, Kristen!

:: AI TW: Mark Day imagined Burning Man in 1963

:: “Music for Mushrooms: A Soundtrack For The Psychedelic Practitioner”

:: According to Movemap, I should live in the PNW

Real things you can actually buy: way!

Demented Penguins

Overheard at an important business meeting somewhere in Brooklyn: “Ok but how about this? Snow globes but with animals getting their sweet revenge on humans. Yeah. It’s good, right?” 

Real things you can’t actually buy: holiyay!

You know it’s true! I post this every holiday issue because I really do believe that the best things in life aren’t things at all, even if it is a dang cliché.

Featured Events

[Virtual :: 12/26 and 12/31] Alone for the holidays, or just want to get away from the fam for a while? Comedian Lane Moore’s got you covered. She’s hosting two virtual events for “cool loners.” The first one, Merry Whatever for Cool Loners, happens the day after Christmas as 6 p.m. PT, and the second is Happy New Year I’m Staying Inside on December 31 at 6 p.m. PT. Be alone together, hear some jokes, and play “80s board games that turn into improvised horror movies.”

[Scottsdale :: 4/27-4/30] Arizona Tiki Oasis

[Point San Pablo, Richmond :: ongoing] Go get hot at good hot! Closed through January 5.

[San Francisco :: ongoing] Artists Television Access’ calendar

[San Francisco :: Until 3/2/23] Go see Charlie Gadeken’s illuminated forest installation, Entwined Meadow, at Golden Gate Park’s Peacock Meadow. Free.

[San Francisco :: 12/28] John Waters’ Polyester in Odorama at Roxie Theater, 7 p.m.

[San Francisco :: 1/7Bowie & Elvis Birthday Bash 2023 Edition

[San Francisco :: 1/20 to 2/5] SF Sketchfest

[Santa Rosa :: 3/2-3/5] Baby Doe and Otto present a new “Mid-Century design, style and history” conference, Resort-O-Rama: “Look at this line up!

[Los Angeles :: now through 1/7/23] Todd Schorr’s Rattlebrain Melodrama at KP Projects 

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

[2023] Attaboy’s Up Cycled Garden installation is going on tour 

Wait. What exactly are they celebrating?
Thanks, Josh!

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