Despite Karl Rove’s protests, Nate Silver totally killed it last night, with his blog FiveThirtyEight again successfully predicting everything pretty much perfectly in the presidential election. Way to go Nate!
And after the election was called for Obama, the statistician wunderkind sat down for an interview with Times Talk to discuss his model and why it works so well and how he is the smartest person in the entire world. Well, he was a bit more more modest than that but, let’s be honest, he totally is the smartest person in the world.
He then, we must assume, got super drunk and super laid.
So watch Nate in action above (the Times Talk part, not the getting laid bit) and be sure to pick up his new book The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t.
It is the least we can do for this national hero.