Friday, July 19, 2013

Is Nate Silver Following The Lead Of The Good Docktor?


Imagine this, if you will...

The New York Times breaks the news of it's own demise.

Statistically speaking, at least:

Nate Silver, the statistician who attained national fame for his accurate projections about the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, is parting ways with The New York Times and moving his FiveThirtyEight franchise to ESPN, the sports empire controlled by the Walt Disney Company, according to ESPN employees with direct knowledge of his plans...


Before anybody starts snickering at Mr. Silver going to work for the Mouse Peoples' alphabet organ that covers the antics of the spandex-clad and steroid-fueled...

Don't forget who got there way before him.

Yes, that's right...

Hunter Thompson.

And here is the lede of one my favourites, from the 'Hey Rube' column that never quit:

Warren Zevon arrived at my house on Saturday and said he was in the mood to write a few songs about Hockey.

"Thank God you're home," he said. "I had to drive all night to get out of Utah without being locked up. What's wrong with those people?".....


You can find all of Thompson's 'Hey Rube' columns for ESPN-2, archived with titles and dates.....Here.
And what is this 'HST Fridays' business all about?...Well...This.


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