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?”
In case you missed it, a few nights ago Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States.
Time will tell whether the campaign promises of a fundamental change in politics, policy and society will come to pass, but the message from the 64 and half million people who voted for the president-elect was clear: “This is what we believe in. This is the America we want.”
America Is Restoring – Please Wait:
£14.99 + shipping at Bonaroo
Since we did our first post about awesome Obama shirts, we’ve found even more great designs and had a bunch of submissions to the site.
So here’s part II, with five more outstanding designs!
1. There’s Something About Berry
Super-clever concept that’s been well executed. Lots of different designs available around the same theme. $25.00 BUY NOW
We really dig the clean simplicity of both the designs offered through this shop, but this one is our favorite of the two (and not just because they’re one of our advertisers). $19.95 BUY NOW.
3. “Yes We Can” Around the World
It’s no secret that the rest of the world heavily supports Obama. Now, no matter where you are you can wear your support. Through cafepress and spreadshirt (if you’re in europe) you can pick up one of these shirts in one of 10 different languages. BUY in the US or EUROPE.
4. “Yes We Can”
Most of the shirts on this site are only so-so, but this one fits the bill for being cleanly designed and straight to the point. Tons of different styles available.
5. Restore America (vintage)
One of the more expensive designs out there, we still really dig this one because it’s printed on a cool baseball tee and has a great vintage feel. Plus, the site says a portion of all proceeds will go to the Official Barack Obama Campaign. $35.95 BUY NOW