I post this knowing that Ben Heck will see it.
So the other day I am talking to my brother in law, who is a huge nerd beyond description. He has a library of D&D books, he has all the collectors edition lego sets built on display, he hand makes wooden pens on a lathe and attend renaissance fairs in full garb... I love him.
So we are talking about something and he was like "Yeah, sometimes I just grab a Dr Pepper and kick back and watch Ben Heck on youtube". I was like... uh... pinball Ben Heck? He was like YEAH!
So I ask him about him, and my brother in law gets so excited describing to me who this massive youtube star, Ben Heck is, and how he makes the best videos and he is soooo subscribed and just loves all the talk and jokes and everything.
I was like... uh... you know you could just join Pinside and talk to him there right? I think he is on there like every day. Oh, and he is going to be at TPF in Frisco at the end of March, thats only 30 minutes from here you should go you could meet him and get an autograph.
I CAN GET BEN HECKS AUTOGRAPH!?!?! COULD YOU MAKE THAT HAPPEN FOR ME JARED!?!?!
lol... so yeah... my older brother in law is freaking out and star-struck over Ben Heck.
This stunned me, because, well... I just thought Ben Heck was a pinball nerd and DIY kinda guy who made an awesome boutique pinball machine and hung out on the forums. Prospective man.