Nate Silver: Prognosticator and one-man meme generator

After he correctly predicted the winner of the presidential election in all 50 U.S. states, Nate Silver has become more than just another election prognosticator: he’s a full-fledged meme industry.

The most popular Silver-related game on Twitter is “Drunk Nate Silver,” where people imagine how Silver would use his powers of prognostication when intoxicated: “Drunk Nate Silver is riding the subway telling strangers the day they will die,” wrote Brooklyn-based consultant Dan Levitan in the meme’s most popular tweet.

Silver responded to the meme by saying that when he is drunk, all he does is argue about stuff with his friends: “I don’t become dark and ironically evil.”




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