Simile of the week

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The Simile of the Week award (it's a bit early for Simile of the Year) goes to Matt Taibbi, who in a spectacularly delicious piece of political feature-writing described observing the Republican party's primary process as "like watching a cruel experiment involving baboons, laughing gas and a forklift." As Alice said about the Jabberwocky poem in Through the Looking Glass, "somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas–only I don't exactly know what they are!"

Matt, forget about my earlier cruel remarks where I dinged you for not knowing what a passive clause is. Who cares. All is forgiven. Keep writing the way you write now. When I reached "bloviating, egomaniacal hog" I was on my feet cheering. Don't ever change.

Oh, except that I think genitalia is a plural, so when you say "Romney – a man whose genitalia has never even been rumored to be somewhere it shouldn't –" that should be "Romney – a man whose genitalia have never even been rumored to be somewhere they shouldn't…" But really, it's great writing, I loved it. Thanks. Write more. If I ever say anything more about how you should write, slap me. I mean it.

[To guard against whining and cavilling by bloviating, egomaniacal hogs, comments are of course closed.]

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