buying a car
"Buying a car is like a blow job, it's scary until you've done it, and it gets easier every time. Plus, much like blow jobs, guys think they know more about it than you, but it's only because they talk about it so damn much."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.