I had dinner with my old friend Dan Kimball last night. In the 80s we lived together in London and played in a rockabilly/punk band. He now lives in Santa Cruz, and he told me about a fellow he's gotten to know there named Jeffrey Turner. Turner was a subject of a documentary about two men who are obsessed with pop singer Tiffany.
I especially liked the part with Turner's stepfather, who is a skilled model railway enthusiasts and quite funny.
Turner is also in a Teddybears video.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects