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'Drunk Nate Silver' Parody Wakes Up After Real Nate Silver's Big Score

Being declared the election's second-biggest winner has meant lots of attention for FiveThirtyEight.com statistical wiz Nate Silver, who pretty much nailed the Obama-Romney race.

It's also put new life into the Twitter parody account "Drunk Nate Silver."

Since a flurry of tweets on Oct. 11, nothing had been heard from the site — until now. We can't repeat some of what's posted because faux Silver has a bit of a potty mouth. We do like this tweet, though:

"Just saw @karlrove in a bar. Aaawwkward."

A few minutes ago, @drunknatesilver said "I definitely woke up within the margin of error."

Also, #drunknatesilver tweets are becoming something of a trend. Our own 13.7 blogger Adam Frank just tweeted that "#drunknatesilver doesn't go back to the future. The future comes back to him."

If you want to see the real Nate Silver offering his analysis on Election Night, click here.

By the way, our dear friend Korva, the well-read member of The Two-Way team, wants us to be sure to note that Silver's also being compared to Hari Seldon.

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Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.
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Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
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The Politics Hour - April 29, 2016

Kojo reviews Maryland's primary results and what they mean for the region and November's elections. The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Virginia's former governor. And a major funder of youth programs in the District is bankrupt.

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Join Us At Noon Today For An #AirbnbWhileBlack Twitter Chat

Today, Code Switch's Gene Demby and Hidden Brain's Shankar Vedantam will be leading a Twitter chat to discuss what it's like to be a person of color participating in the sharing economy.

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