Today's Funny Must-Read: 'Love Letter' to Top Pollster Nate Silver From an 11-Year-Old. Excerpt: 'So maybe I should just keep fantasizing about you, because statisticians are the new sexy vampires, only even more pasty.' The New Yorker
Paul Rudnick, who wrote the very funny 1993 movie "Addams Family Values," also, on occasion, contributes a humorous column to The New Yorker.
He's got a funny one in the current issue of that magazine, called "A Date with Nate," ostensibly a letter penned by 11-year-old Emma Gertlowitz to the pollster of the hour, Nate Silver. [Note: This piece you can read on The New Yorker site for free.]
Here's a sample: "I know that you're too old for me and that if we actually met you'd probably be really nice and say something like 'I predict that someday you'll meet a boy who's 100% right for you,' and then I would tell you my secret, that I was totally crushing on this geeky anorexic goth boy but he turned out to be Ann Coulter. So maybe I should just keep fantasizing about you, because statisticians are the new sexy vampires, only even more pasty."