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My Mango Stream Heart

a: Me ~
b: Ice Machine Heart

What:

Ice machine of my heart
Stuck in the shore of
my Namibian Heart

Stuck at the shore
Freezing my stream
stopping this stream
My Mango Stream

My Mango Stream
Is Frozen
Frozen by the Ice Machine

The Ice Machine
The Fishing Boat
The Fishing Boat
needs
an Ice Machine

Un-bury the Ice Machine
role it to the boat
to the dirty green trawler
adjacent to the shore

Adjacent shoreline
Sail away from me my
Ice Machine

Trawler on deck moving
to the distant line

Give up your anger to God
said Richard Battenfield


Useful?
Writer: Lucrezia
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 18 2016 8:08 PM


The Warhol Diet Leads To Mental Diabetes

a: Fame ~
b: Sugar

What: "To a culture, celebrity is like sugar: fun in moderation, deadly if it's all you consume. We are letting one impulse - to vicariously enter the Big Man's entourage - over-ride the others, like the desire to enrich our minds. I have seen some of the best minds of my generation focus on nothing but discussing fame in ever more ironic ways, and they are left with a kind of intellectual diabetes."

Useful?
Writer: Johann Hari
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 29 2011 10:25 AM



a: time ~
b: fashionable host

What:

"Though less than yours in past, must o'ertop yours;
For time is like a fashionable host
That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand,
And with his arms outstretch'd, as he would fly,
Grasps in the comer: welcome ever smiles,
And farewell goes out sighing. O, let not
virtue seek "


Useful?
Writer: Some Greek Dude
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 7 2014 4:03 PM



a: time ~
b: money

What:

"Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go."


Useful?
Writer: Josh Billings
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 7 2014 3:59 PM



a: time ~
b: empty container

What:

"Aristotle and others (including, especially, Leibniz) have argued that time does not exist independently of the events that occur in time. This view is typically called either "Reductionism with Respect to Time" or "Relationism with Respect to Time," since according to this view, all talk that appears to be about time can somehow be reduced to talk about temporal relations among things and events. The opposing view, normally referred to either as "Platonism with Respect to Time" or as "Substantivalism with Respect to Time" or as "Absolutism with Respect to Time," has been defended by Plato, Newton, and others. On this view, time is like an empty container into which things and events may be placed; but it is a container that exists independently of what (if anything) is placed in it. "


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 7 2014 4:01 PM


Crime Metaphors

a: Crime ~
b: disease

What: "As with all complex issues, crime is suffused with metaphors. One common frame portrays crime as a disease, one that plagues cities, infects communities, and spreads in epidemics or waves. Another depicts crime as a predator - criminals prey upon their victims, and they need to be hunted or caught. These aren't just rhetorical flourishes; they're mind-changing tools with very real consequences."

Useful?
Writer: Ed Yong
LCC:
Where:
Date: Feb 22 2012 8:25 PM



a: Thyme ~
b: time

What: "And it appears in my mind that the thyme is like time" The rest is in the link.

Useful?
Writer: Behn and Twichell.
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 30 2013 7:31 PM



a: Thyme ~
b: Oprah

What: "Thyme is like Oprah. It gets along with everybody" Seem like this flavor mixes well with just about any food or any spice.

Useful?
Writer: Jon Ashton
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 30 2013 7:35 PM



a: Thyme ~
b: weak oregano

What: "Thyme is like weak oregano"

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Writer: Steve H. Graham
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 30 2013 7:39 PM



a: Thyme ~
b: a medicine chest in a plant

What: "Thyme is like a medicine chest in a plant - it's very antiseptic and was used for teas during Victorian times. I still make a thyme and sage tea for a sore throat and also put thyme in most of my soups, including the Bible soup in a jar recipe I'm sharing today."

Useful?
Writer: Rita Heikenfeld
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 30 2013 7:38 PM



a: Thyme ~
b: a fresh breeze in my mouth

What: "The thyme is like a fresh breeze in my mouth, chasing the rich yolk and dainty white; woodsy, lemony, tasting the freshest color of green."

Useful?
Writer: Chimerical in Columbus
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 30 2013 7:44 PM



a: Thyme ~
b: camphor

What: "The flavor of thyme is like tat of camphor"

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 30 2013 7:46 PM



a: chyme ~
b: soup

What:

"The chyme is like a soup, and it is ready to be absorbed through the cells on the surface of the villi. Molecules of nutrients from your school lunch pass by diffusion, osmosis or active transport into the blood vessels in the villi. Whatever is not absorbed is moved to the large intestine."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 7 2016 7:03 PM


resume is like a sales prospectus

a: resume ~
b: a sales prospectus

What: "A resume is like a sales prospectus, and you are the product. The resume gets you the sales interview, and then it's up to you to close the sale. Make sure you don't leave out the good stuff."

Useful?
Writer: Larry Stone
LCC:
Where:
Date: Sep 25 2011 10:55 AM


Enzyme As Flask.....

a: Enzyme ~
b: highly specialized reaction flask

What: "Meanwhile, cells make all kinds of things happen by keeping the reactants around in very low concentration (or trickily compartmentalized, a factor not to be ignored), and then sticking them together with other reactants inside the active site of an enzyme. The middle of an enzyme is like a reaction flask that's just big enough for the two molecules, and all sorts of unlikely chemistry happens under those conditions, things that you just can't get away with in bulk solutions."

Useful?
Writer: Derek Lowe
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 7 2013 10:20 AM


Reaction With No Enzyme......

a: Enzyme ~
b: a drive over a mountain

What: "A chemical reaction without an enzyme is like a drive over a mountain. The enzyme bores a tunnel through it so that passage is far quicker and takes much less energy."

Useful?
Writer: Dr Babatunde Samuel
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 7 2013 10:27 AM


Hmmmmm.....does This Make Sense.....

a: Enzyme ~
b: chemical crowbar

What: "An enzyme is like a chemical crowbar" in that it "breaks down other chemical compounds." A crowbar helps push things using leverage. An enzyme is a surface in which molecules are changed because of a lowering of activation energy for a particular reaction. So a crowbar and an enzyme alter the amount of energy need to get something done. One is mechanical the other chemical.

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 7 2013 10:33 AM


An Induced Fit

a: Enzyme ~
b: woolen glove

What: "the enzyme is like a woolen glove which can be wrapped around the hand and just as it(woolen glove) adjust itself to wrap the hand, so does the enzyme." The substrate binds with an enzyme, which can change the shape of that enzyme which helps activated that enzyme. p. 69 in the linked text...

Useful?
Writer: Dubasi Govardhana Ra
LCC: TP
Where:
Date: May 7 2013 10:42 AM


Bring The Molecules Together....

a: Enzyme ~
b: match maker

What: see the link for a nice clean discussion of how an enzyme works.

Useful?
Writer: Steve Hammack
LCC: TP
Where:
Date: May 7 2013 10:46 AM


He's Talking About The Human Genome....

a: Genome ~
b: book

What: "Imagine that the genome is a book. There are twenty-three chapters, called CHROMOSOMES. Each chapter contains several thousand stories, called GENES. Each story is made up of paragraphs, called EXONS, which are interrupted by advertisements called INTRONS. Each paragraph is made up of words, called CODONS. Each word is written in letters called BASES." This is paraphrase from this very well written book.......

Useful?
Writer: Matt Ridley
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 7 2013 5:56 PM


Trees Don't Make Buildings....

a: Genome ~
b: the wilderness before civilization

What: "Our genome is like a landscape with lakes, mountains, and rivers, but it is not yet a community or a city full of buildings," said Haifan Lin, director of the Yale Stem Cell Center and senior author of the study. "What this system does is decide where and when to send out the masons, carpenters, and electricians to build a city or a community.

Useful?
Writer: Haifan Lin
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 7 2013 6:09 PM


Computer Analogy Is No Good....here....

a: Genome ~
b: Darwin’s tangled bank

What: "This is why computer analogies of our genome are bad. Our genome isn't a giant control panel packed with million of switches, blinking lights, buzzers, gauges, and chrome-plated knobs. Our genome is like Darwin's tangled bank, an ecosystem filled with elements that have their own agenda in mind. Function is a fluid thing. Regulatory sites wink into and out of existence. Transposable elements pick up transcription factor binding sites, giving themselves an advantage, but they spread those sites around, occasionally leaving something that, with a tweak, turns out to be useful. Function emerges from, and disappears back into the seething genomic jungle." Or dear what a mess. And by the way Darwin didn't invent anything. He just proposed a plausible mechanism for variability between species.

Useful?
Writer: Mike White
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 7 2013 6:13 PM


Too Much Information....

a: Genome ~
b: period table of elments

What: "by itself it doesn't tell you how things work-it's the first step along a road."

Useful?
Writer: Ajit Varki
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 7 2013 6:28 PM


I Just Don't Understand This ........

a: Genome ~
b: a book written in a foreign language

What: 'The genome is like a book written in a foreign language, we know the letters but cannot understand why a human genome makes a human or the mouse genome a mouse', says Professor Jussi Taipale, who led the study at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition. 'Why some individuals have higher risk to develop common diseases such as heart disease or cancer has been even less understood.'

Useful?
Writer: Jussi Taipale
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 7 2013 6:31 PM



a: enzyme ~
b: a Philips head screwdriver

What:

"A useful analogy is that an enzyme is like a Philips head screwdriver. A Philips head screwdriver can catalyze the reaction of driving a screw into wood many times over without getting used up."


Useful?
Writer: Becky Fulop, Juliet Girard, Thomas Noriega
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 16 2014 5:22 PM



a: autosome ~
b: two decks of cards

What: "A crude analogy is that an autosome is like a deck of cards. A pair of autosomes is like two decks of cards. When it comes time to pass along an autosome, the decks are shuffled together and then divided exactly in half. and one of those new decks is the autosome that is passed on by that parent. For each child the shuffle and cut procedure is repeated. No two decks will be exactly alike. This is the third class."

Useful?
Writer: Daniel Hubbard
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jun 11 2014 5:15 PM



a: Home alone ~
b: Die Hard for kids

What:

There are about 7 points of unity between the two
movies. The link has them all.


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 23 2013 4:38 PM



a: time capsule ~
b: a message in a bottle

What:

"A time capsule is like a message in a bottle sent forward in time. Messages in the capsule tell our future self what we think was important today."


Useful?
Writer: Cindi Brown
LCC:
Where:
Date: Sep 21 2015 6:41 PM



a: Time dilation ~
b: yacht racing

What:


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Nov 7 2016 8:10 PM



a: time signature ~
b: big grid

What:

"Sure it's in time. You can start playing wherever you want. A time signature is like a big grid. You can place your notes anywhere in the grid that you choose. You are not obligated to start in square 1. "


Useful?
Writer: Spaceman Spiff
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 7 2014 3:46 PM



a: time signature ~
b: a trailer of a movie

What:

"A time signature is like a trailer of a movie that comes on before the main feature. You see the trailer and find out six months before the movie's release date that it's a comedy or a horror show or an adventure flick."


Useful?
Writer: Evan Pollack
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 7 2014 3:42 PM



a: time signature ~
b: canvas

What:

"To cement this concept for him, I used the analogy that the time signature is like the painter's canvas. It has dimensions and the painter can only paint within the dimensions of the canvas. The rhythmic subdivisions (specifically the Table of Time) are much like the painter's palette. Drummers use different combinations of rhythmic subdivisions to creatively subdivide the pulses within each measure of a song."


Useful?
Writer: Rob Ferrell- Drum Studio
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 7 2014 3:40 PM



a: time signature ~
b: the skeleton of a song

What:

"There is potential in your idea and many people thought of it, but the main time signature is like the skeleton of a song and messing with it will need practise and experience to make something pleasing."


Useful?
Writer: ggPeStiLenCe
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 7 2014 3:37 PM



a: time signature ~
b: a code

What:

"A time signature is like a code that tells you two things: 1) how many beats in a measure and 2) what type of note value gets one beat. The top number of a time signature tells us how many beats per measure (irrelevant to your questions) while the bottom number tells us what gets the beat."


Useful?
Writer: Potatoheader
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 7 2014 3:33 PM



a: time signature ~
b: a fraction

What:

"Rhythm and Patterns are easy to see and feel! Musical notation is comprised of fractions - whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note etcetera. Patterns of these notes are grouped into different measures or bars that are given a time signature. The time signature is like a fraction of which the numerator is the number of beats per measure and the denominator represents the type of note getting one beat. The arrangement of the rhythm in a repetitive pattern of strong and weak beats provides for the meter of the music."


Useful?
Writer: Susan Jarema
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 7 2014 3:27 PM



a: Game of Thrones ~
b: Washington

What:

"I think that's one of the reasons the show is so popular in Washington! [Laughs.] They see it as pretty close to their lives, the backstabbing, the lust for power, the paranoia, the legacy, all of that. "


Useful?
Writer: Jennifer Vineyard
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jun 8 2015 6:09 PM



a: Game of Thrones ~
b: Shakespeare meets ...

What:

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. If you've watched the show, you'll know what I mean. The prime example is the Red Wedding episode.


Useful?
Writer: Lucrezia
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jun 10 2015 7:53 PM



a: Enzyme substrate ~
b: lock and key

What: This is a common association that explains the relationship between an enzyme and its respective substrate. But, if the substrate is like a key, then, typically, it is a very loose key. Many enzymes can bind with molecules that are not their primary or intended substrate. The turnover of reactant to products, in this situation, is much slower than the natural substrate.

Useful?
Writer: LucreitaMia
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 30 2013 7:17 PM



a: enzyme inhibitor ~
b: soft ball in a base ball glove

What:

Think of a enzyme as a glove and its substrate as a baseball. They are made for each other. One captures the other. Now think about a baseball glove with a large softball in it. The glove can no longer effectively capture the baseball because there is another ball blocking the pocket. It much more complicated than this, but the essence is something is blocking something else.


Useful?
Writer: Lucrezia
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jan 22 2015 9:54 AM


Market Generated Income Differences

a: Income inequality ~
b: Bernoulli's principle in aviation

What: "So generally I agree with you - market generated income differences are not unfair. Indeed, that's the whole point. As I've said before, income inequality is like Bernoulli's principle in aviation. You HAVE to have inequality to create lift". This is kinda sketchy as an analogy.

Useful?
Writer: danielkuehn
LCC: HB
Where:
Date: Oct 19 2010 4:53 AM



a: Extreme adjective ~
b: an extreme sport

What: "Just as 'extreme sports' are exciting and dangerous,'extreme adjectives' have more power and meaning."

Useful?
Writer: Not stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 8 2013 7:03 PM



a: same sex marriage ~
b: the smoking ban

What:

"same sex marriage is like the smoking ban we all have an opinion
but at the end of the day
most people will vote in favour of it "


Useful?
Writer: gerard kennelly
LCC:
Where:
Date: Mar 3 2014 10:18 AM



a: genome of a virus ~
b: a trail of breadcrumbs

What:

"Microbes accumulate DNA mutations through time, so the genome of a virus or other pathogen is like a trail of breadcrumbs that can lead researchers back to the source of infection."


Useful?
Writer: Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun
LCC:
Where:
Date: Feb 2 2015 10:29 AM



a: enzyme regulation ~
b: dimmer switch

What:

"Under normal circumstances, it acts by causing a conformational change in a receptor molecule, which results in a change in the binding affinity of the ligand. In this way, an allosteric ligand modulates the receptor's activation by its primary (orthosteric) ligand, and can be thought to act like a dimmer switch in an electrical circuit, adjusting the intensity of the response."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Mar 23 2016 7:53 PM



a: Domain Name Server ~
b: phonebook

What:

"In simplified terms, a DNS (Domain Name Server) is like a phonebook that matches names to phone numbers. When you use an alphanumeric address such as www.cdh.ucla.edu, your computer needs to understand what numerical IP addresses it needs to contact to, and this is accomplished through DNS servers."


Useful?
Writer: Tin Duong
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 11 2015 7:14 PM



a: Domain Name Server ~
b: directory

What:

"A domain name server is like a directory that contains a list of domain names and their corresponding IP addresses. Domain Name Servers are also called Name Servers, Domain Name System Servers or DNS Servers."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 11 2015 7:16 PM


There 2 Sides With Lots Of Movement....

a: Enzyme biochemistry ~
b: football

What: "let's say that enzyme biochemistry is like football. You can represent an enzyme's reaction mechanism with diagrams that resemble the Xs and Os of a football play. For both football and enzymes, there's a series of steps that have to happen for things to work. A ball carrier has to get the handoff just in time to hit the hole, for instance, and the hole has to open when he gets there."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 17 2013 6:27 PM



a: day time television ~
b: dripping brain

What:

"Watching day time television is like having your brain slowly drip out of your ear."


Useful?
Writer: Sam Gould
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 21 2015 2:55 PM



a: Day time television ~
b: a lava lamp

What:

"Day-time television is like a lava lamp. It changes, yeah, but not really."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 21 2015 2:57 PM


Collagen Is Like The Frame Of A House

a: The frame of a house ~
b: collagen

What: "Think of cartilage as a house - collagen is like the frame of a house, glucosamine/chondroitin are like the sheetrock. In cartilage, collagen is the framework that holds everything in place, including chondroitin and glucosamine. If collagen is degraded, there is no framework to hold chondroitin and glucosamine."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC: QP
Where:
Date: Aug 12 2011 10:09 AM


Us Income Distribution

a: Us income distribution ~
b: A Third Word Country

What: "The U.S.? Our income distribution is more in line with Zimbabwe, Argentina, and El Salvador. We think of Russia as the land of oligarchs, but America's inequality is actually slightly greater than Russia's."

Useful?
Writer: Brett Arends
LCC: HB
Where:
Date: Jul 21 2010 12:03 AM



a: chromosome Nondisjunction ~
b: velcro stickyness

What:


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 24 2015 10:24 PM



a: baseball game on television ~
b: white whale

What:

"Watching a baseball game on television is like chasing the great white whale in a goldfish bowl,"


Useful?
Writer: Ward
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 21 2015 2:52 PM



a: protein-enzyme denaturation ~
b: bending the key

What:

"An enzyme and its substrate are traditionally compared to a lock and key, so protein/enzyme denaturation is like bending the key: It stops working."

A whole book of essential analogies it is.


Useful?
Writer: Sundrud, R. Bruce; Hueftle, Kris
LCC:
Where:
Date: Sep 2 2015 8:12 PM


Income Inequality

a: Criticizing income inequality ~
b: Complaining that a computer carries a higher price

What: "Income inequality is an effect. The cause is the difference in people's economic production. Criticizing income inequality is like complaining that a computer carries a higher price than a paper clip. Price reflects an object's market value--and the money someone earns reflects the market value of his work."

Useful?
Writer: Peter Schwartz
LCC: H
Where:
Date: Oct 19 2010 4:49 AM



a: Chlorosome in a green bacterium ~
b: little andouille sausages

What: "Each chlorosome in a green bacterium has a unique organization," said Bryant. "They are like little andouille sausages. When you take cross-sections of andouille sausages, you see different patterns of meat and fat; no two sausages are alike in size or content, although there is some structure inside, nevertheless. Chlorosomes in green bacteria are like andouille sausages, and the variability in their compositions had prevented scientists from using X-ray crystallography to characterize the internal structure."

Useful?
Writer: Donald Bryant, Penn State University,
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 25 2013 5:03 PM


Professional Wrestling

a: Some times professional wrestling ~
b: ballet

What: AND some other stuff.. see the link.....

Useful?
Writer: ANGELA CARTER
LCC:
Where:
Date: Nov 27 2010 3:40 AM



a: Company name in the possessive form ~
b: having a movie camera tilted down

What: "In our last tune-up, we explained how using your company name in the possessive form is like having a movie camera tilted down at its subject. It makes the subject appear less important because the viewer can "look down" upon it. This is what happens when we use the phrase, "Palm's world-class ease of use.""

Useful?
Writer: Eric Rosen
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 14 2013 8:55 PM



a: inactive enzyme in a biochemical pathway ~
b: dam across a stream

What:

"Having an inactive enzyme in a biochemical pathway is like putting a dam across a stream: you get build-up of molecules upstream of the defective enzyme"


Useful?
Writer: Rob Barker Genzyme Distinguished Scientific Fellow
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 16 2015 5:24 PM



Green Venn Diagram

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.