What I love about andy’s site is that he’s finally showing off his amazing expertise at research. Over the past year or two, if I ever had an obscure question that I sent him, within minutes I’d have a dozen links to resources, sometimes going back to ten-year old usenet posts.
Today he uncovered crazy while looking at Steve Martin’s official site. I once worked with a guy that arc’d before everyones eyes like this. It started with a little fan site about a tv show, then focused on one cast member. His shrine to her grew, and the pinnacle was a story he wrote about finding her home and sitting outside of it. He left for another job, but that one entry always gave me the creeps.
Running MetaFilter has meant I’ve had a few chances to see crazy develop before my eyes, and it’s rarely a fun experience for anyone involved.