Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Ra’s al Ghul of the GOP field

"With his vigorous rejuvenations in the polls and support-sapping slides, Newt Gingrich is the Ra’s al Ghul of the GOP field. He has been around forever. On a respirator after the pointy barrage of negative ads hurled at him, he’s used the debates like a Lazarus Pit."
(Feb. 7, 2012, Brief Wit)

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Michael Jordan of horribly spelled words

"The toughest part about 'jewelry' is that the more you try to figure it out, that farther away you get from its correct spelling. From a purely technical standpoint it is the most frustrating word on this list. It’s the Michael Jordan of horribly spelled words, always getting into your head, breaking down your game from the inside out."
(July 20, 2012, Id Est Fid)

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Dwight Howard of the cow world

"Pretty sure I just saw the Dwight Howard of the cow world #farmtweets #toomuchwine"
(July 10, 2012, Ryan Daniels, Twitter)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Bill Russell of porn

"To frame it in a sports analogy, she was not content to just be a talent, but she wanted each scene she was in to 'win' and for everyone in the scene to win. It was team first. She was the Bill Russell of porn."
(May 24, 2012, VLSphoto)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Omar Little of turtles

"Turtle sounds hard as hell. You had the Omar Little of turtles.
I feel like I should know more about turtles."
(May 17, 2012, Testudo Times)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Alfred Pennyworth of reality TV

"Coach Trip is great as the contestants are funny, the locations are beautfiful and Brendan is just wonderfully good with people.
Almost unflappable, he is the Alfred Pennyworth of reality TV."
(Aug. 7, 2008, Richard Brennan, Newsjiffy)

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Robert Plant of serial killers

"Or if you’re more of a rocker than a prep, Richard Ramirez is the Robert Plant of serial killers:"
(Feb. 20, 2012, Street Carnage)

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Winston Churchill of diplomatic sexy time

"Because I want to be the Winston Churchill of diplomatic sexy time, my 'Lavender Walls' playlist is available for free on Spotify, which you can access here: Lavender Walls.  Use it as a springboard to make your own 'Lavender Walls' playlist! Play it on shuffle! Play it on… not shuffle! But definitely make sure it’s on repeat (winkwinkwinkwinkwink!)."
(Jan. 16, 2012, Cultist)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The King Kong Bundy of electoral politics

"I have to say my favorite combatant in this year’s primary race was Rick Santorum.  I was actually saddened to see him drop out of the race.  Not because I like where he stood on the issues (he is a fascist just like everyone else in the race) but because he was the King Kong Bundy of electoral politics.  He was, as they say in the wrestling business, a heel."
(April 13, 2012, Remnant of Liberty)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Burt Reynolds of hippies

"I also liked Justin Theroux as Seth, the ostensible leader of the commune. He's sort of the Burt Reynolds of hippies, exuding a cheesy machismo that's potent but comes with a short shelf life. He talks dismissively about the technology and trappings of the world he left behind, but his references are all antiquated -- laserdiscs and Nintendo, etc. Even though he looks fairly young, we wonder exactly how long it's been since Seth last did anything besides strum a guitar in the woods."
(Feb. 23, 2012, Captain Critic)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Stan Lee of the ancient world

"Crazy stuff, they might've found the Stan Lee of the ancient world!"
(March 28, 2012,  DetroitYES!)

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Marie Antoinette of transit spokespeople

"Meet the Marie Antoinette of Transit Spokespeople"
(June 14, 2012, Adam Martin, The Atlantic Wire)

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Vlade Divac of space

"The result of the moons-as-NASCAR-vehicles collision? They blended into one moon, with the dark side of it (hey, a Pink Floyd reference!) much more mountainous, the nearer side more flat because it absorbed the charging foul on the other moon. In other words, our moon is the Vlade Divac of space. (Hey! An NBA flopper reference!)"
(July 2, 2012, Brad Stanhope, The Daily Republic)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The George Costanza of library associations in the 21st century

"Granted back in the late-19th - early-20th centuries, West Publishing gave birth to law libraries as we know them today because members of the bench and bar could not afford to purchase on their own legal resources that the then new age of commercial legal publishing produced (Sound familiar? Loop back up to OnePassYourAss and here and here). However, that doesn't mean AALL now has to be the George Costanza of library associations in the 21st century."
(March 30, 2012, Law Librarian Blog)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Robert Altman movie of comics

"All-New X-Men: ‘The X-Men is a tough nut to crack,’ says Brian Michael Bendis. ‘It’s the Robert Altman movie of comics. There’s thousands of characters, all of which have a website dedicated just to them. I wanted to make sure I had a take that was unique.’"
(July 3, 2012, EW.com)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Kal-El of sperm

"I personally had a first try, single donation conception with an out of body time of approximately 90 minutes. Obviously statistics of 1 are not scientifically all that useful. But it does show it's possible and that sperm loss rates are not definitively  catastrophic even at the limits of reccomemded out of body time. That or iv got ├╝ber sperm lol
Given I'm not deluded enough to think I have the kal-el of sperm, I'd say it's more likely that if you stick to the usually stated limits of 30-60 mins max, there wouldn't be an issue."
(March 20, 2012, Tadpole Donations)

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Walter White of cookies and cakes

"He is the Walter White of cookies and cakes!"
(Jan. 23, 2012, FM4)

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Shaun White of dark alley neck stabbing

"I'm like the Shaun White of dark alley neck stabbing."
(July 6, 2012, Jocelyn Plums, Twitter)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Batman and Robin of owner’s suite egomania

"As a sports owner in the Dallas area, Nolan Ryan has an enormous reputation to live up to. Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban set the bar well over eight feet high for self-aggrandizing shenanigans, and Ryan is too straight an arrow to compete with the Batman and Robin of owner’s suite egomania."
(Oct. 18, 2011,  Mike Tanier, The New York Times)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Vic Mackey of French child services

"Writer/director Maiwenn (formerly Luc Besson’s 16 year-old baby mama, now on her 3rd feature film) also stars as a photographer documenting the day-to-day life of the Juvenile Protection Unit whose detectives deal exclusively with pedophiles and other child exploiters. She ends up in an affair with the Vic Mackey of French child services, played with intensity by Joeystarr (also in Tribeca action favorite Sleepless Night, once punched a monkey on national TV)."
(April 20, 2012, Jeff Hart, Culture Blues)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Jenna Maroney of rap music

"Weekends are for Rozay. Ross is a liar, but we already knew that. He denies being a star, but he is. Only a celebrity could boast this level of delusion. He is the Jenna Maroney of rap music. He’s living theatrically. If only Hollywood would return to their love of high concept and allow for my remake of Play it Again, Sam with Rick Ross as my Humphrey Bogart. I’m reasonably certain that I could get Andy Samberg attached."
(Oct. 15, 2012, Passion of the Weiss)

Monday, July 2, 2012

The LeBron of musical chairs

"you’re the lebron of musical chairs"
(May 30, 2012, Barstool Sports)