Silver Starbursts

A reader writes:

God, you're totally crushing on Nate Silver too. I'm glad to see I'm not alone. 

It's a little bit of geek chic, I guess.  I particularly love him for how awkward he can be in interviews--the nervous peal of laughter when he can't match the emotional beats of the host, and then the borderline asbergian intensity when he starts wonking away.  Man, I could watch Nate wonk it all night long.