"In many respects the EU bureaucracy is like a vast ocean-going container ship; it is slow, guzzles fuel, and takes many miles to stop or change direction."
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.