"And the Confederation is like a Condo Association.Everyone has their own turf, which is theirs alone, but they freely associate to form a
larger group of mutually interested condo owners for the purpose of providing services in common."
"Confederation is like a mail-order bra. Intended to uplift and enhance, it instead draws attention to the cleavage."
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.