"Red is the most popular colour, for several reasons. First, red is sexy. Having a red car is like wearing your lingerie on the outside: it says I'm a fast-living, fast-loving, fast-moving individual. It means that you'd be driving a Ferrari if it weren't for minor budgetary constraints. The other explanation for the popularity of red cars is that a lot of people are secretly pretending to be Postman Pa"
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.