Nate Silver Gets All Kinds of NSFW [VIDEO]

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Since his mathematical model called the election correctly in all 50 states -- and even nailed the popular vote to within half a percentage point -- Nate Silver has been the focus of adulation from nerds everywhere.

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What must that be like for the stats whiz himself? Nobody knows for sure, but he was pictured on Instagram wearing a wizard's hat. Then "Drunk Nate Silver" became a thing on Twitter.

Now The Second City, Chicago's premiere comedy and improv club, has turned its talents to revealing what life is like for Silver now, as his fame gets the better of him and he suffers the Cassandra curse of being able to see his own future.

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Being Silver, he plots his rise to fame and demise into drugs and booze on a graph -- one called the Lindsay Lohan scale. As that might suggest, the video is most definitely NSFW.

Replete with references to the media world, the video opens with a shot of Mashable's election-night story on Silver. Thanks, Second City!

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