The Eclectic One

…Because labels are a poor substitute for thinking

Nate Silver makes a funny

Posted by Bill Nance on October 6, 2008

Nate Silver, the the most interesting geek you’ll ever read, made an actual joke. Five-thirty-eight.com is not exactly the site I go to for the lulz. It’s extremely informative and the statistical modeling he talks about is fascinating (if far over my head).

But when he talked about Nebraska (A delightful place in my opinion) this line stood out:

“If John McCain has a nervous breakdown and replaces himself on the ticket with Jack Abramoff, Obama might win 537 electoral votes — with Western Nebraska being the holdout.”

You have to have spent some time in Nebraska to grasp the full truth of this statement. And the humor of it.

-Nuff said.

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