" is like a hundred ton gun which needs complex machinery to bring it into position, an enormous charge of powder to fire it, and an enormous target to aim at."
"If talking about impeachment is like boarding a plane and rooting for the pilot to fail, then listening to the last two days' speeches and not being alarmed is like watching the pilot pass out as the plane spins toward land and ringing for the flight attendant to bring you headphones."
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.