Quote Of The Day: Truth In Metaphors Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
quote of the day truth in metaphors edition

The walrus is famous for being immense, powerful, and oddly lugubrious, and for having a mouth that looks like Wilford Brimley after nine hours of cunnilingus. Ditto the Lincoln.

Vanity Fair’s Brett Berk channels his inner Robert Farago and comes up with one of the more memorable metaphors we’ve heard in some time. Word to Berk: PR folk don’t tend to celebrate the metaphorical marriage of the ridiculous and the sublime as much as… well, everyone else. As we’ve learned the hard way here at TTAC, sexually-tinged metaphors can get you cut off from the press car gravy train faster than you can say “flying vagina.” On the other hand, devastatingly accurate metaphors delivered with little regard for their consequences have a way of endearing you to a the best kinds of readers. And that, after all, is what this whole auto writing this about. Consider us inspired!

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  • Probert Probert on Jul 24, 2010

    Honey, is that oatmeal?

  • Quentin Quentin on Jul 24, 2010

    Wilford Brimley after 9 hrs of cunnilingus sounds like an amazing answer for the board game "Loaded Questions".

  • Ronnie Schreiber Ronnie Schreiber on Jul 24, 2010

    After Farago's famous idiom, I'm not sure that Berk is that original, and if you think about it, RF's critique of the pudendal looking Subaru wasn't the first genital description of of a car. It'd be nice to have a dollar for every time the Jaguar XKE was described as phallic.

  • Slumba Slumba on Jul 25, 2010

    I thought Wilford Brimley was a dude, therefore he could not have this act performed upon him? The grammar of the sentence is ambiguous.