Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Xena of social climbing

"This girl is like the Xena of social climbing. She demands respect from her clique, fully expects the attention of everyone in the room, and routinely pulls these Jedi-like POW psychological tricks to keep her flunkies in line:"
(Sept. 30, 2009, darkeyedwolf)

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Burt Reynolds of Latin American dictators

"Daniel Ortega is like the Burt Reynolds of Latin American dictators, and he has the mustache to prove it. The former Sandinista leader and once and future president of Nicaragua is a fun combination of ruthlessness, manipulation and cunning deceptiveness. Let’s take a closer look."
(July 11, 2009, Jack Tomas, Guanabee)

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Mike Tyson of fiscal restraint

"From my own experience I have seen Chinese SOE's put together the most uneconomic deals imaginable in their voracious acquisition of external natural resources. I appreciate that this sounds odd and perhaps apocryphal, but it is standard for an SOE to commit to a billion dollar enterprise without doing a feasibility study. Chinese also have this odd belief that capital gains will always grow faster than underlying value (rent), in other words, there will always be a greater fool. Japanese thought the same thing until 1990. No matter how much one has in 'reserves', idiocy can eat up a seemingly inexhaustible pile of money in a flash. I look at China as the Mike Tyson of fiscal restraint, and expect a similar end. Empty cities, empty apartment blocks, paying a massive premium for commodity extraction, and this year's switch from a cash-paying to a debt-accumulating general population all suggest an unsightly end to this bubble."
(Dec. 11, 2009, Zero Hedge)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Yoda of the throwing knife

"talk to Otis, he's the Yoda of the throwing knife"
(Jan. 4, 2010, Modern Warfare 2 Forums)

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Stephen Colbert of verbs

"Active Verbs
These are the verbs that everyone wants. These verbs take no prisoners and aren’t all namby-pamby passive like everyone’s complaining Bella in the Twilight series is. These are the Rambo of verbs, the Natural Born Killers of verbs, the Stephen Colbert of verbs."
(Aug. 4, 2008, Through the Tollbooth)

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Conan the Barbarian of priests

"Brutal, but effective, he dies as the Conan the Barbarian of priests."
(June 17, 2009,

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Heidi Klum of diversity training

"david, ooh -- so you're the heidi klum of diversity training?!"
(Dec. 9, 2009, Fran Melmed, Fistful of Talent)

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Keebler Elves of poop

"I'm going to wait to finish my TV reviews until later in the week (I'm sure everyone is sooo sad). But to keep everyone entertained, here is a pamphlet explaining how Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) works. Basically, little elves live in your intestines and run a miniature assembly line in it. It's like the Keebler Elves of poop."
(Oct. 16, 2005, Troy Olson, Elusive as Robert Denby)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Bill Simmons of Impressionism

"As for Erik Satie, I’ve played a bit of Satie. He was kind of the Bill Simmons of Impressionism."
(Nov. 24, 2009, Dan Szymborski, Fan Graphs)

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Darth Vader of progressive penal reform

"Penal reformers have underscored which school does not get built, which hospital closes, and which public health program is curtailed because some prison had to be built and maintained. They also are successfully pressing the point that prisons do not necessarily bring economic prosperity to the local communities in which they are built. In a surprising shift, California’s correctional guards’ union, long seen as the Darth Vader of progressive penal reform, denounced the state’s new multibillion dollar prison expansion plan."
(Jan. 23, 2010, Marie Gottschalk, Phoenix News Blog)

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Sophia Loren of scooters

"I have a scooter that is basically a YP250 majesty (with an Italian body.....the Sophia Loren of scooters!!). It is due to have the valve clearances checked. Could anyone with experience here advise this just a locknut adjustment type....or am i looking at needing shims?I also need to cahnge the drive belt and , again , any advice would be most welcome. Lastly, i have a leak in the top seam of the plastic fuel tank. I have heard that JB weld is the way to go. Anyone have any experience with this stuff? Is it easy to use?"
(Dec. 29, 2009, Scooter Community)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Bugs Bunny of speed dating

"I would only speed date under an assumed name, personality, and gender.

Basically, I would be the Bugs Bunny of speed dating."
(Oct. 21, 2009, Pointless Banter)

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Captain Kirk of last names

"The last vestiges of my maiden name have been shed by sending this e-mail. I just wanted to point out that it’s been an incredibly difficult process getting rid of the Captain Kirk of last names (My name also made space babies with green bitches, that’s the analogy. Get it?!)."
(May 21, 2009, The Cap'n's Personal Log)