By now we are confident that everyone is sick to death and beyond of listening about elections, polling, conditional probabilities, permutations, (confusing) statistical sampling and heuristics, and all those other things that the vast majority of the population fail in STAT 101 yet somehow end up as experts in during cocktail hour, on TV, on Op-Ed columns and, of course, on twitter. Which is why we are delighted to bring you this comic interlude. Presenting Donald "The Hairpiece" Trump vs Mark "Avion Tequila" Cuban.
It all started with this:
And then quickly got out of hand - and by out of hand we mean a Donald Trump self-promotional circus... because nobody would expect anything less, or more.
Dummy @mcuban is at it again trying to use me to get publicity for himself!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2012
Only 1 mill. dollars @mcuban? Offer me real money and I’d consider it. Your team and networks lose so much money I doubt you have much left!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2012
.@mcuban Baseball commissioner and owners were smart when they didn’t want you to buy a team--- but I don’t think you have the money anyway.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2012
Come on@realdonaldtrump ,you need to do better with the insults.This reminds me of when I used to pick on you when we were kids in Kenya— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) November 5, 2012
.@mcuban, Shark Tank was shoved to Friday evening-- Friday is considered “dead television.” Besides, you are not the star (& never will be).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2012
After 13 seasons, @apprenticenbc easily beat Shark Tank in ratings last year-- better demos as well.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2012
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And so on.
Because this, ladies and gents, is how some people spend their time...