Drunk Nate Silver t-shirts

Who dat? Nate Silver is the New York Times prognosticator who used a knowledge of statistics and polling data to accurately forecast the 2012 election results with near perfection. He correctly predicted how all 50 states would vote, and came within a hair of calling the popular vote. And by doing so, spawned one of the funniest internet memes in a while: #DrunkNateSilver.

Along the same lines as the popular Chuck Norris Facts, #DrunkNateSilver tells the tale of Nate Silver’s superhuman skills of prediction while being a drunk ass-hat. Some of my favorites are:

• Drunk Nate Silver is riding the subway, telling strangers the day they will die.
• Drunk Nate Silver can guess your weight, in stones.
• Drunk Nate Silver looking at the Mayan calendar, shaking his head calmly, X’ing out Dec 21 and circling Dec 31.
• Drunk Nate Silver plays pi degrees of Kevin Bacon.
• Drunk Nate Silver predicted “Drunk Nate Silver” would become a meme two weeks ago.

We will see how quickly this burns out (it might already have!), but wearing this t-shirt could be a good conversation starter at a party. When trying to make a buck off t-shirts inspired by an internet meme, you have to strike while the iron is hot – because after next week I guarantee almost no one will know who Nate Silver is, and be forced to ask the question: “Who dat?”

Nate Silver shirt by Skreened.com