In defining his role as chief justice, John Roberts Jr. in 2005 famously compared the job to that of an umpire, and he added, "Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire."
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.