"Granted, free or cheap journalism might provide lesser depth and coverage. But why pay more for a high-class toilet if the shopping centre's one can satisfy you in the same way?"
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.