"Ozzy Osbourne is like that Toyota they wrecked on Top Gear. It's still running even though it really shouldn't be but it's not a pretty sight anymore either."
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.