The “Lost in Translation” Edition :: Issue #023


Rusty’s Electric Dreams :: Issue #023 :: The “Lost in Translation” Edition :: 03:04:2015

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by pop culture activist Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #023 :: The “Lost in Translation” Edition :: 03:04:2015

Lost in Translation 

23. Twenty-three. This is the 23rd issue of Rusty’s Electric Dreams. 23 is my favorite number. That’s all about that.

Rusty Blazenhoff

p.s. 23!

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Photo by Rusty Blazenhoff, taken at Powell's Sweet Shoppe in Berkeley, CA
:: FASCINATING: How Internet slang becomes American Sign Language
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:: The Greedy Cup by Pythagoras


:: Product Names That Mean Unfortunate Things in Other Languages

:: ‘I’ll ruin your f*cking name!’: Hunter S. Thompson’s scathing voicemail

:: Play-Doh Cologne

:: Genuine Ronald McDonald shoes
:: Thx, Jovino!

Real things you can actually buy: nay!

Breast cancer awareness accessories

“Cocktologist” Jared Hirsch, along with Absinthia, have launched a Kickstarter for Hirsch’s super-popular Caged Heat Cocktail Syrup which is described as “a seductively spicy cocktail syrup born out of the craft cocktail revival.” Take a look.

Artist-in-residence: March 2015

Cosmic Worship by zara kand
Cosmic Worship by zara kand (oil on canvas) 

This month’s Artist-in-Residence is zara kand of Los Angeles who is sharing Cosmic Worship along with this poem:

“While winter’s chill still slightly remains, can we not help but rejoice in the thought of spring’s approaching rays? For once it comes we’ll all fall dizzy to our knees, drunken like rose hips and bumble-bees.”

She will be exhibiting her art with two other female artists at Public Works in San Francisco (161 Erie Street):

Opening night for “Botanical Imagery” is Friday, March 13th from 6 PM to 9 PM

Inspirations from the the forests & greenhouse of the botanical gardens, the fields transformed into feminine mystique beautiful unique artworks. The exhibit will feature works in a variety of media: oil painting, collage & photography. A collective experience of freshness and talent. 

Events of note

Lost in Translation with Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray
[4/9] CAFÉ GAGA: A Forest in Cyberspace, a salon by Gareth Branwyn at Artisphere
[5/14] CAFÉ GAGA: (Re)Printing Your World
[6/4] CAFÉ GAGA: Chronos Vs. Kairos

[3/15] The first SXSW panel I’ve ever been on happens on this day. It’s called “The Greatest Geek Moment in History” and I’m honored to share the stage with Chris Taylor of Mashable and Daniel Terdiman of VentureBeat. 5 PM

[7/23] Willie Nelson & Family plays the Greek Theatre with Alison Krauss and Union Station [Tickets]


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

Las Vegas
[Ongoing] Akhob, an immersive “Ganzfeld effect” experience by artist James Turrell at Louis Vuitton [by appt only: 702-730-3150] HIGHLY recommended!

Los Angeles

[3/4] Sarah Silverman & Friends – A Tribute to Harris Wittels at the Largo[3/6] Wheels Off: The Rhett Miller Show with Murry Hammond, Jen Kirkman at The Largo [Tickets]

[3/19-3/20] Aimee Mann and Ted Leo’s One Way Mission to March: a Springtime Variety Show

[3/21] Escape from the Walled City by Real Escape Game [Tickets]

[3/31] Tig Notaro presents Krullapalooza, with John Mulaney, Kumail Nanjiani at Largo

[6/16] 826LA‘s 10th Anniversary Celebration

[4/13] The Nerdist Writers Panel presents: Better Call Saul at the Largo [Tickets]

New York City

[3/6] Cravings Exhibition Opening Party at grumpybert, a pop-up art store in Brooklyn Thx, Albert![3/13] The Lotus Club Thx, Albert!


[3/7-3/8] Oakland Museum’s White Elephant Sale [Free]

[3/15] 2015 Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival
[3/19] Drag Me To Bingo, bingo with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
[4/23] ” “
[4/25] 20th Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair[7/4-7/5] The 6th annual Burger Boogaloo, hosted by John Waters [Tickets]

Palm Springs
[4/1-4/5] The 25th annual Dinah Shore Weekend [Tickets]


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

San Francisco

[3/4] Kim Gordon in conversation with Carrie Brownstein at JCCSF

[3/5-3/29] Cracked Actor: David Bowie on Screen, nine Bowie films playing at YBCA

[3/6] UNPLUG SF 2015

[3/7] Barbary Coast Burlesque at Doc’s Lab

[3/7] SF Burnal Equinox: The Flambe Funhouse!

[3/13] Pier 70 Happy Hour

[3/15] Beware the Brides of March 2015

[3/19] Designers + Geeks: The Best Interface is No Interface, at Yelp [Tickets]

[3/20] Bawdy Storytelling’s ‘AlterEgo: Sexual Superhero’ early show [Tickets]
[3/20] Bawdy Storytelling’s ‘Slippery Slope’ late show [Tickets]

[3/21] Cacophony Society Presentation with John Law & Carrie Galbraith at Adobe Books, 7-9 PM

[4/1] 37th annual St. Stupid’s Day parade

[4/9] Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast: An evening with author Mark Anthony Wilson

[4/9] Ian Harvie Live in San Francisco (standup comedy) Two shows at SF Oasis [Tickets]

[4/26] How Weird Street Faire

[5/29] The Outta Sites, The Unclaimed, The Ogres with the Devil-ettes at The Elbo Room

San Mateo, California
[5/16-5/17] 10th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area 2015  [Tickets]

San Jose, California
[3/7] Southbay Beer Hounds present Pints for Pups, a fundraiser for Silicon Valley Pet Project [more info]

[3/8] Bawdy Storytelling’s ‘The Business of Pleasure’ [Tickets]

Sun Valley, Idaho

[3/22-3/25] DENT conference, “explores the magic and science of visionary leadership and groundbreaking success”

Heads up!
~~ The Replacements are on tour, “Back by Unpopular Demand”
~~ Amanda Palmer will soon be on tour too
~~ The Dead Milkmen are on a West Coast tour
~~ Eddie Izzard is also on a West Coast tour
~~ Tickets ($140) are now available for Camp Tipsy 2015
~~ Burning Man tickets might still be available.
~~ Lightning in a Bottle tickets are available.
~~ Save the date: Yes and Yes Yes happens June 12-15, 2015 in Palm Springs
~~ Save the date: This year’s Tiki Oasis happens August 13-16, 2015 in San DiegoThere is now an event’s tips form. Go there to suggest an event for the zine.

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