"If you think about it, to a dog, a roomba is like a mix between a frisbee, and a vacuum."
"I purchased a Roomba last week to help me keep up with two kids and one cat. Watching the Roomba is like watching a Zamboni: I can't take my eyes off of it. My Roomba has quickly become part of the family-my kids even pet it."
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.