For your dose of Friday journo-geek fun, we have Nate Silver and more Nate Silver.
If you’ve been living under a rock, you may have missed that The New York Times’ blogger and statistician Nate Silver accurately predicted the outcome of the election in all 50 states through impeccable data analysis. Despite criticism, much of the social web is now regarding Silver as the nerdy Chuck Norris, and memes are popping up everywhere.
For what appears to be mostly Nate Silver pick-up lines, see Tumblr for images like this:
And for a continual, hilarious flow of tweets to keep you distracted all day, open up a search for the #drunknatesilver and #natesilverfacts hashtags in a new tab (there’s now also a @drunknatesilver account and a @nateDRUNKsilver account.). You will not be disappointed. Here are a few gems:
And don't listen to that groundhog his data is biased #drunknatesilver
— Drunk Nate Silver (@drunknatesilver) November 9, 2012
When Nate Silver read The Hunger Games he correctly predicted how far the odds were in each tribute's favor #natesilverfacts
— Alex Lach (@alexglach) November 9, 2012
— Tom Channick (@tomchannick) November 9, 2012
Nate Silver wasn't born, the probability of his existence just increased #natesilverfacts
— Weldon Kennedy (@weldonwk) November 8, 2012