"A hailstorm is like a giant spring-loaded boxing glove made of ice, popping holes in windows indiscriminately. A geomagnetic storm is like a giant rubber balloon made of solar wind, rubbing everyone's hair and messing up their KCRW broadcasts."
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.