A Dennett post later today, I promise, but I’m terribly amused by the #natesilverfacts meme on twitter. Here are my favorites:
@mdlevinson: Nate Silver’s great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson’s name is going to be Hari Seldon. #natesilverfacts
@temiri: Nate Silver once walked over each of the bridges in Konigsberg exactly once. #natesilverfacts
@dilefante: Nate Silver’s samples have only a median and a mode. Because no number would be mean to Nate Silver. #natesilverfacts
@edwardbenson: Nate Silver escaped from a Prisoner of War camp by shrugging and making an independence assumption #natesilverfacts
@edwardbenson: Nate Silver doesn’t keep a calendar. He keeps a giant conditional probability table filled with time-series data. #natesilverfacts
@Smedette: Nate Silver can recite Pi. Backwards. #NateSilverFacts
@clarklab: Statistical margin of error will now be referred to as “Distance from Nate” #natesilverfacts
@perko: When rappers tell the crowd to “make some noise,” all Nate Silver hears is the signal. #natesilverfacts
And for the other fun Silver links and tweets:
@KenJennings: Romney could still win this if too many Dems accidentally write-in “Nate Silver” with little hearts around it.
@resnikoff: PEOPLE OF AMERICA DON’T YOU SEE WHAT YOU’RE DOING, STOP VOTING LIKE NATE SILVER TELLS YOU TO
@fivethirtynate: Molten variables hiss and roar. On my mind-forge, I hammer them into the greatsword Epistemology. Many are my foes this night.
That last one’s the parody account, don’t forget. I’ll admit, I’m pretty tempted to put it on a sampler.
Oh, and I can’t leave out xkcd (if you’re not a regular reader, remember to mouse over for the alt-text).
UPDATE: there’s a profile up of the guy behind @fivethirtynate.