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Deep Ocean Current

a: A deep ocean current ~
b: A big undersea river

What: "Deep ocean currents are like great big rivers on the ocean bed. These use thermohaline circulation. This is when the current passes by Greenland or Antartica and they fill up with cold water."

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Writer: Fario
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Jun 12 2010 7:41 AM


Casablanca

a: Casablanca ~
b: a great knotted ball of knitting yarn

What: "In the six years I have lived here, I've found that Casablanca is like a great knotted ball of knitting yarn. Given time, the city unravels itself, revealing the most amazing corners, a vibrant kaleidoscope of Moroccan life found nowhere else."

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Writer: TAHIR SHAH
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Jun 15 2010 11:11 PM


Morocco

a: Morocco ~
b: Texas

What: "Casablanca is like downtown Dallas and Marrakech is like Addison. Everything - the people, the buildings, the landscape - looks new and clean and light. "

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Writer: Lauraaradi
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Jun 15 2010 11:11 PM


Casablanca Coffee Scene

a: Casablanca ~
b: The British pub culture only with coffee

What: "I spent the evening relaxing at a couple of cafes, which is fun both when it's warm in the day and when it's bustling and cooler at night. I discovered that espresso with some sugar is rather tasty. It is more substantial than cafe au lait, and tastes like weak Ethiopian coffee, and warms you up nicely on the cool patio. Casablanca is like the British pub culture only with coffee. It is more stylish and less rowdy."

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Writer: Bogg
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Jun 15 2010 11:11 PM


The Snake-like Historical Mississippi River

a: The mississippi river ~
b: a shifting snake

What: The link is a historical Mississippi River flow map. It Colorful and gives some background to the current deluge. Remember, don't build a house near this , unless it on stilts or behind a very strong levee. Another associative thought; Living next to the Mississippi River is like sleeping next to a drunk Elephant. Some day, by random motion, that Elephant is going to roll over on you when you least expect it.

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Writer: Frank Jacobs
LCC: G
Where:
Date: May 12 2011 12:23 AM


North American culture is like pizza

a: North American culture ~
b: pizza

What: "North American culture is like pizza; Chinese culture is like dumplings."

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Writer: Kathleen Matthews
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Aug 27 2011 10:39 AM


American Culture Is Like A Prism

a: American culture ~
b: a prism

What: "Like the Indian society which has evolved over centuries and today, displays its gems of diversity, American culture is constantly being redefined by its new immigrants. Now American culture is like a prism, which illuminates the vibrant colors of every new culture within it. It is up to us to share our culture and educate others so that we may INTEGRATE, not assimilate into the American culture and help dispel prejudice and fear."

Useful?
Writer: Mona
LCC: G
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 27 2011 10:45 AM


American culture is like a sponge

a: American culture ~
b: a sponge

What: "Godard argues American culture is like a sponge that absorbs the cultures of other countries, but leaves a sticky residue of history behind that makes the absorbed culture meaningless. In Godard's view, American culture has no room for historical accuracy. The film most obviously illustrates this moment when the director stands before posters for Bresson's Pickpocket and The Matrix."

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Writer: Jean-Luc Godard
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Aug 27 2011 11:02 AM


Challenging American culture is like attacking ...

a: Challenging American culture ~
b: attacking Mom and Apple Pie

What: "Living outside of cultural norms is difficult because we all want acceptance. Challenging American culture is like attacking Mom and Apple Pie. It is infinitely more difficult than sharing your faith with a stranger or even moving to another part of the world. Confronting American culture in America is like fighting a grizzly in his den."

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Writer: Glenn
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Aug 27 2011 11:09 AM


American Culture

a: American culture ~
b: a giant slab of molasses

What: "George Will stated somewhere that American culture is like a giant slab of molasses and our decisions, like tiny channels, guide its lumbering movement to the right or left. With all due respect to Mr. Will, I suggest that our prayers guide the direction of American society."

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Writer: George Will
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Aug 27 2011 11:11 AM


American Culture Is Like A Stew

a: American culture ~
b: a stew

What: "American culture is like a stew. It is composed of many different ingredients (cultures), spices (beliefs), and often a secret ingredient (pride and freedom) to give it the unique flavor that people crave. It is the land of opportunity, and it tastes good."

Useful?
Writer: lrm090
LCC: G
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 27 2011 11:16 AM


American culture

a: American culture ~
b: a steamroller

What: "I think that American culture is like a steamroller across the world. Some representations of that would be fast food like McDonalds, others would be Disney and another one would be hip hop. So it seems pretty fair game that hip hop would be satirized or even pummeled by a comedian"

Useful?
Writer: John Safran
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Aug 27 2011 11:22 AM


chaos of American culture

a: chaos of American culture ~
b: leading a small patrol through enemy-occupied territory

What: "Leading a family through the chaos of American culture is like leading a small patrol through enemy-occupied territory. And the casualties in this war are as real as the names etched on the Vietnam Memorial." (Quoted from Point Man, by Steve Farrar)"

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Writer: Steve Farrar
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Aug 27 2011 11:24 AM


American Culture As A Fat, Drunk Movie Star

a: This american culture ~
b: a fat, drunk movie star

What: "I grew up in an alcoholic family, and I understand that impulse," he added of the daughter's reasoning with her father, calling the video heartbreaking. "And it's roughly analogous to where we are. This American culture is like a fat, drunk movie star," heedless of its effects on others."

Useful?
Writer: David Neumann
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Aug 27 2011 11:29 AM


American Culture Is Like A Filter

a: The american culture ~
b: a filter

What: "You can also mention all the awesome food we got from multi-culturalism. We wouldn't have pizza. That alone is worth it. We get the best food from around the world. The American culture is like a filter. It filters out the crap some cultures eat, and the good stuff becomes Americanized. I wouldn't have it any other way. "

Useful?
Writer: Just music
LCC: G
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 27 2011 11:33 AM


American Culture Is Like A Religion

a: American culture ~
b: a religion

What: See the discussion in the link.

Useful?
Writer: David R. Dow
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Aug 27 2011 11:36 AM


American Culture

a: American culture ~
b: the moving sidewalk in an airport

What: "I'm used to my big American freedom. By comparison, American culture is like the moving sidewalk in an airport - safe and sanitised. And if it's not, you can sue."

Useful?
Writer: Sarah Barrell
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Aug 27 2011 11:45 AM


American culture is like a mobius

a: American culture ~
b: a mobius

What: "American culture is like a mobius -- people, lifestyles, attitudes go away for a while, only to eventually return again upside down. Watch the passing scene long enough, and you'll see the lava lamp of social norms reverse itself, then reverse itself again. For the Webb legacy, the shift has been of the 180-degree polar variety, providing the kind of clarity and moral sledgehammer that Jack so favored. "

Useful?
Writer: PJ-Comix
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Aug 27 2011 11:52 AM


The American public is like a dog

a: The American public ~
b: a dog

What: "The American public is like a dog that's been kicked one too many times. The cascade of failures, the massive job loss, and the huge declines in home equity, have altered sentiment, psychology and actual behavior. Each time there's a new trauma - a month in which there is no jobs growth brinksmanship that almost results in default, a downgrade by Standard & Poor's, a damaging hurricane - Americans suffer flashbacks."

Useful?
Writer: Daniel Gross
LCC: G
Where:
Date: Oct 14 2011 2:08 PM


Omaha As Pretty

a: Omaha ~
b: a fat girl with a pretty face

What: "Omaha is like a fat girl with a pretty face"

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC: G
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 2 2012 11:24 AM



a: San diego canyon ~
b: Blast Furnace

What: There have been many serious wild fires in Southern California over the years. San Diego has had its share. Why are these fires so destructive? There are a variety of factors. They are the canyon's shape, wind and fuel. The canyons in this region are long confined half tubes. When the Santa Ana winds start to blow, the canyons geometry channels and confines the air. The narrowing shape actually increases the wind speed and the amount of oxygen pushed through the canyon as any given time. The fuel is another factor. These canyons are often lined with Scrub Oak, which can become very thick after several years of heavy winter rain. But after years of drought, the plants survive by displacing their internal water with oil. They have been described as "gasoline soaked logs". With all these factors combined, hot dry winds channel down canyons filled with dry trees soaked in flammable oil. This is why the flames are so large and the temperatures can get so high. You couldn't design a better natural blast furnace.

Useful?
Writer: Lucretia
LCC: G
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 6 2013 9:55 AM



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