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The world's best Thanksgiving song, another George Bush plans political run anddrunk Nate Silver
Nov 9, 2012 | 1:05 pm
Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best of the web right now.
1. Sam Gordon, a 9-year-old girl, is better at football than you. Her dad made a video of the pony-tailed player and it already has 2 million hits on YouTube. Sam is already a star, but she's also just a kid having a good time. As she told Good Morning America: "It's just really fun to be the one scoring touchdowns rather than the boys."
2. The only Thanksgiving song you'll ever need to hear. Turkey day is mere weeks away, and what better way to get in the mood for carbs and couch napping than listening to this tune by Nicole Westbrook. Highlights include making stuffing in slow-mo and sneaking a spoonful of mashed potatoes. Well worth your time.
3. The invention of Anal Charles, or what happens when a Sports Illustrated article gets mangled by spellcheck. Poor Jamaal Charles. The Kansas City Chief running back had no say in his new nickname, which Deadspin suspects was the byproduct of a triggerhappy spellcheck finger. Peyton "Python" Manning fared much better in the typo tussle.
4. Twitter commandered by drunk Nate Silver. If you hadn't heard of Nate Silver and his blog Five Thirty Eight before the November 6 election, you've likely heard of him now. The statistical wizard correctly predicted outcomes in all 50 states. After the election, Twitter exploded with @nateDRUNKsilver quotes, including this gem from @loopdot "#DrunkNateSilver already knows how much employee time was wasted today with #DrunkNateSilver tweets." Burn.
5. Local link shout-out: Another George Bush plans a political future in Texas. The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that George "don't forget the P." Bush has filed the paperwork necessary to run for office in the Lone Star State. We've got to hand it to the Bush family for capitalizing on name recognition better than anyone outside of British monarchy.