"McCain is more like a bark beetle. That beetle is tough at all stages of life, but its damage is done out of sight. It is amazing how much damage is done to a mighty tree by this kind of insect. Whole forests can be destroyed. "
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.