"I was particularly struck by one man's analogy that machismo is like a eucalyptus tree Like a tree, it is bigger than those around it. It takes up all the good soil and nutrients, leaving nothing for those surrounding it". "
"If you are old enough to own a handgun, you should be beyond what other people think, IMHO. Overt machismo is like poetry, they're both the last refuge of sissies, and no one cares...
Just kidding to make a point. ;) Good poetry has a lot more value than forced machismo! OTOH, bad poetry... "
"Machismo is like haemophilia: an illness suffered by men, but transmitted by women. To end machismo women transform themselves."
"Their work would be considered admirable anywhere. But here-where the machismo is like the humidity - thick and sticks to your skin - their efforts are extraordinary."
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.