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True Facts: Nate Silver’s Next Five Projects

Posted By Carson Cistulli On November 7, 2012 @ 3:16 pm In Investigative Reporting Investigation Team,True Facts | 8 Comments

With the rousing success of his projection methodology in a second straight presidential election, proprietor of the internet’s Five Thirty Eight and former baseball-projection savant Nate Silver has captured the attention of Americans everywhere. The NotGraphs Investigative Reporting Investigation Team has learned just this morning, however, that Silver will turn his attention away from politics for the moment and attempt to use his skills to reflect upon some other, perhaps more obscure, questions and concerns.

Questions and concerns such as these five:

Who’s Coming to Dinner
Stanley Kramer’s 1967 drama asked the question. Over 40 years later, Silver will endeavor to answer it.

Your Wife: When She’s Divorcing You
Your wife is definitely going to leave you for someone either wealthier or more attractive or both. When precisely is what’s uncertain… for now.

Life: More Miserable or Horrible?
Woody Allen, playing totally against type as neurotic and Brooklyn-born Jewish comedian Alvy Singer, states in his film Annie Hall that “life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.” Is it really decided exactly in half, though? “Probably not,” Silver posits.

Pam and Jim’s First Kiss on TV’s The Office
We all know that Pam and Jim’s first kiss on the American version of The Office came at the end of that program’s second season. What Silver intends to do is go back to before the show’s first episode and project when it’ll happen. What he also intends to do is build a time machine, we can also report.

Haters, Proving Them Wrong
“I project that I just did that shit.”


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