Nov 19, 2004

Bad Similes

According to Jennifer Steinhauer for the New York Times:

Mr. Bloomberg is convinced that this work will draw tourists from around the world, some of them public art buffs who traipse to works like turtle watchers to the Galápagos Islands.

Really? Like turtle watchers to the Galápagos Islands? What about like moths to a flame? Not obscure enough for you, Jennifer? What about like Trekkies to sci fi conventions? Not pretentious enough for you, Jennifer? A word of warning, Jennifer: crappy metaphors will land you squarely in Maureen Dowd-land. And nobody likes it there.

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