February 19, 2004

Contender, Simile of the Year

Eric Alterman, from Feb. 18th:

'Howard Dean is like the old reel-to-reel tape in “Mission Impossible.” He gave the rest of the candidates their instructions and then self-destructed. In doing so, he may have helped save the party and the country. Thanks Howard.'


That's right up there in the running alongside our colleague Astronaut Body's precis of the film version of Steven King's DREAMCATCHER: "It's like an explosion in a metaphor factory."

Although, as we pointed out at the time, a more precise formulation would be either "It IS an explosion in a metaphor factory" or, y'know, "It's like an explosion in a simile factory."


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