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Why Nate Silver Got Drunk
To the extent that his proclivities are of importance to you please substitute "dudes" for "chicks" in all dialogue: Mr. Silver is gay. But in the popular imagination he's suddenly become a heterosexual superhero--wonky, pragmatic, and able to steer through uncertain times. Suddenly girls wanna do him/men wanna be him. Good for him. "Drunk Nate Silver" became a Twitter thing recently, which makes perfect sense. People intuitively know prophecy is a gift...and a burden. In the face of such relentless clarity he might well crave some oblivion--if you or I had to deal with that kind of insight we'd probably go straight to the bottle and get messy as Rasmussen. So if the web wants to superimpose Charles Bukowski on Nate Silver, let it. I would personally rather fantasize that he's a booze-hungry skirt-chasing seer of visions than learn all that fucking math. And cm'on, if you don't buy his book you're going to have a much harder time pretending you've read it: http://www.amazon.com/The-Signal-Noise-Predictions-Fail-but/dp/159420411X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352452493&sr=8-1&keywords=signal+and+the+noise Don't be the last person at the party to act like you understand Bayesian processes vis-a-vis free market economics, you're going to look like a real a-hole. Written/Directed by Andy Cobb http://www.twitter.com/AndyCobb Producer/DP: Mike Damanskis Co-writer: Eric R. Pfeffinger Music: Kevin MacLeod (c)2012 The Second City Inc./ Andy Cobb The Second City Network is quickly becoming one of the hottest channels on YouTube. Our work has been featured on Tosh.0 on Comedy Central, G4's Attack of the Show, Inside Edition, NPR, MSNBC, CNN and more! Many of today's biggest names got their start at The Second City main stages -including Tina Fey of 30 Rock, Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report, and Steve Carell of The Office. Do you want to be a better comedy writer, actor, and improviser? Then sign up to take a class at one of our training centers! Chicago: http://www.secondcity.com/Training/Chicago Hollywood: http://www.secondcity.com/Training/Hollywood Toronto: http://www.secondcity.com/Training/toronto Study comedy for college credit at Second City:http://www.comedystudies.com/ Watch videos created by our current students:http://www.youtube.com/7dayshorts
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Why Nate Silver Got Drunk
To the extent that his proclivities are of importance to you please substitute "dudes" for "chicks" in all dialogue: Mr. Silver is gay. But in the popular imagination he's suddenly become a heterosexual superhero--wonky, pragmatic, and able to steer through uncertain times. Suddenly girls wanna do him/men wanna be him. Good for him. "Drunk Nate Silver" became a Twitter thing recently, which makes perfect sense. People intuitively know prophecy is a gift...and a burden. In the face of such relentless clarity he might well crave some oblivion--if you or I had to deal with that kind of insight we'd probably go straight to the bottle and get messy as Rasmussen. So if the web wants to superimpose Charles Bukowski on Nate Silver, let it. I would personally rather fantasize that he's a booze-hungry skirt-chasing seer of visions than learn all that fucking math. And cm'on, if you don't buy his book you're going to have a much harder time pretending you've read it: http://www.amazon.com/The-Signal-Noise-Predictions-Fail-but/dp/159420411X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352452493&sr=8-1&keywords=signal+and+the+noise Don't be the last person at the party to act like you understand Bayesian processes vis-a-vis free market economics, you're going to look like a real a-hole. Written/Directed by Andy Cobb http://www.twitter.com/AndyCobb Producer/DP: Mike Damanskis Co-writer: Eric R. Pfeffinger Music: Kevin MacLeod (c)2012 The Second City Inc./ Andy Cobb The Second City Network is quickly becoming one of the hottest channels on YouTube. Our work has been featured on Tosh.0 on Comedy Central, G4's Attack of the Show, Inside Edition, NPR, MSNBC, CNN and more! Many of today's biggest names got their start at The Second City main stages -including Tina Fey of 30 Rock, Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report, and Steve Carell of The Office. Do you want to be a better comedy writer, actor, and improviser? Then sign up to take a class at one of our training centers! Chicago: http://www.secondcity.com/Training/Chicago Hollywood: http://www.secondcity.com/Training/Hollywood Toronto: http://www.secondcity.com/Training/toronto Study comedy for college credit at Second City:http://www.comedystudies.com/ Watch videos created by our current students:http://www.youtube.com/7dayshorts
Date: 11/10/12
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