In honor of Nate Silver and his perfect prognostication record in the 2012 Presidential election (correctly calling all 50 states), Twitter has erupted in parody with #DrunkNateSilver.
The hashtag portrays Silver as a stumbling, belligerent and all-knowing prognosticator capable of predicting, well, anything.
And it is simply full of awesome. Here are just a few of my favorites:
Few trending topics have tickled me quite the way this one has, partially because of the comical divergence between Silver's actual persona and this alter-ego Twitter has brilliantly concocted.
Drunk Nate Silver stumbles through traffic on the Jersey Turnpike, screaming out what time each driver will get home. #DrunkNateSilver— Dave Levitan (@davelevitan) November 8, 2012
Last night, I walked onto a maternity ward and pointed out the 53rd President of the United States. #DrunkNateSilver— Drunk Nate Silver (@nateDRUNKsilver) November 9, 2012
Drunk Nate Silver changes a broken light bulb and mutters to himself, "one person." #DrunkNateSilver— Jeff Tiedrich (@jefftiedrich) November 9, 2012
#DrunkNateSilver says Jay-Z doesn't have 99 problems. He has 99.158479428 problems and has asked Hova to stop rounding down.— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) November 8, 2012
Drunk Nate Silver retweeted your tweet before you tweeted it. #drunknatesilver— DJs For Lovers (@djsforlovers) November 9, 2012
Drunk Nate Silver hurls a TV out his window on to the street below, shouting "10 day weather forecasts DO NOT EXIST!!!" #DrunkNateSilver— Dave Levitan (@davelevitan) November 8, 2012
Magic 8-balls ask me questions. #DrunkNateSilver— Drunk Nate Silver (@nateDRUNKsilver) November 9, 2012
And yes, I added one of my own to the fun as well:
I know how many days Sean Hannity will wait before fulfilling his promise to be waterboarded. And I know who will do it. #drunknatesilver— David Harris-Gershon (@David_EHG) November 9, 2012