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Drunk Nate Silver

My favorite statistitian is parodied on Twitter #Drunk Nate Silver. Don’t worry Nate, they’re just jealous ūüôā ¬†:

 

Twitter commandeered by ‘Drunk Nate Silver’

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By Dorrine Mendoza, CNN
updated 5:36 PM EST, Thu November 8, 2012 | Filed under: Social Media
Nate Silver is not really drunk on Twitter. But the man knows how to interpret polling data.
Nate Silver is not really drunk on Twitter. But the man knows how to interpret polling data.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Poll-cruncher Nate SIlver has inspired a parody hashtag on Twitter
  • Silver correctly predicted who would win all 50 states in Tuesday’s presidential election

(CNN)¬†— You may not have heard of Nate Silver. But the statistician, who crunches political polls for The New York Times, is having a moment.

Silver has received a flood of acclaim since his blog,FiveThirtyEight.com, correctly predicted who would win all 50 states in Tuesday’s presidential election, even as pundits were saying the race was “too close to call.”

Named one of the 100 Most Influential People by Time magazine in 2009, Silver first gained fame for developing a statistical system for forecasting the performance of pro baseball players.

He’s really good at math. And predicting things.

Now the jokesters of Twitter are paying homage with a #DrunkNateSilver hashtag that re-imagines him as a belligerent, know-it-all prognosticator.

Here are some of our favorites:

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  1. Drunk Nate Silver stumbles through traffic on the Jersey Turnpike, screaming out what time each driver will get home. #DrunkNateSilver
  2. HarrisonMooney
    #DrunkNateSilver goes to Africa, finds the butterfly, asks it not to flap its wings, prevents the hurricane.
  3. marksluckie
    #DrunkNateSilver knows the actual probability of Taylor Swift ever, ever getting back together.
  4. thisisdannyg
    @thisisdannyg Drunk Nate Silver knows why the caged bird sings. #DrunkNateSilver
  5. SayethSimon
    Drunk Nate Silver knows what you did next summer.#DrunkNateSilver
  6. NATESlLVER
    When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, he discovered 3 missed calls from me.#DrunkNateSilver
  7. VitruvianMonkey
    #DrunkNateSilver stopped a robbery with cluster analysis.
  8. TheLincoln
    Drunk Nate Silver shouting at jukebox blasting Biggie, “No! Mo money only correlates with a 42% chance of mo problems!”¬†#drunknatesilver
  9. DrunjNateSilver
    I knew Darth Vader was Luke’s father before he did.#drunknatesilver
  10. skairam
    #DrunkNateSilver knows precisely how many boys your milkshake will bring to the yard (spoiler: not all of them)
  11. cd_hooks
    Drunk Nate Silver in the parking lot of Yankees stadium, spray painting the spots where next years’ home runs will land.¬†#drunknatesilver
  12. RodHughes
    #DrunkNateSilver launches his own economic recovery program: yells out next winning lottery numbers at area 7Eleven
  13. BurkeTribe
    #DrunkNateSilver predicted I would type this. And this.
  14. sleepingturtles
    Drunk Nate Silver knows when Ice Cube’s next good day will be.¬†#DrunkNateSilver
  15. danielle_ivory
    Drunk Nate Silver only reads his Choose Your Own Adventure book one time. The correct way.#drunknatesilver
  16. loopdot
    #DrunkNateSilver already knows how much employee time was wasted today with #DrunkNateSilver tweets
  17. hulklibrarian
    Drunk Nate Silver gets home 30 seconds before the Comcast installer shows up #drunknatesilver

November 9, 2012 Posted by | Humor, Statistics | Leave a comment