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Nate Silver’s Victory Tour Stops at Jon Stewart’s Desk

Oh. You’d like more Nate Silver? Even though the election is nearly two days old? Alrighty, then.

Spoiler: Jon Stewart does not bring up Drunk Nate Silver in this interview, and neither does Nate Silver. It’s still good, though. And Silver does swear here, and Stewart sort of does a Buzzed Nate Silver at the end. So it’s close:

And since we’re all here, let’s use the opportunity to get a teeny bit wiser, by reading Felix Salmon on Nate Silver — it’s not the math, it’s the words.

UPDATE: Silver, or someone who looks very much like him, has been spotted wearing a wizard’s hat at a Chinese* restaurant. Still sober, reportedly.

*”Asian”, technically.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus