Friday, June 29, 2012

The Liam Neeson of the snack world

"They're the Liam Neeson of the snack world: they will find you, and they will kill you. Also punch wolves with broken glass."
(March 11, 2012, Eyes Are Out)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Han Solo of handbags

"So Badass - the 'Han Solo' of handbags - Must Acquire."
(June 9, 2012, Fashion and Action)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Andy Samberg of the Miami Heat threesome

"Just when I had begun to consider Chris Bosh the Andy Samberg of the Miami Heat threesome (for those of you who missed SNL on Saturday, Samberg got lucky with superstars Justin Timerberlake and Lady Gaga), Bosh scored 34 points last night to give Miami a 2-1 series lead on the Chicago Bulls."
(May 23, 1012, Sportsgirl)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Borat of philosophy

"A genius with the answers to the financial crisis? Or the Borat of philosophy? The cultural theorist talks about love, sex and why nothing is ever what it appears to be"
(June 10, 2012, Decca Aitkenhead, The Guardian)

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Lex Luthor of bro rock

"In 2000, radio stations and outdoor concert venues across the U.S. were being held hostage by a never-ending drip of band like 3 Doors Down, Disturbed and the Lex Luthor of bro rock, Nickleback."
(June 12, 2012, John B. Moore, Blurt)

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Jackie Chan of beetle murder

"We moved rooms the next day and it turns out that I had the buggiest spot in the whole hotel.  Though they didn’t go away.   One morning, I had 5 beetles in one shoe and a grasshopper in the other.  Once, I put on a shirt without careful inspection and found out that I was sharing it.  We got more accostumed to the fellow hotel guests.  At first, I was my normal gentle self, not wanting to kill things.  After a few days, I was the Jackie Chan of beetle murder.  Swift.  Using anything as a weapon: shoes, bars of soap, Kindles, condiment bottles.  I grew familiar with the satisfying crunch of exoskeleton that meant that it was dead.  Sounds brutal and unlike me, but you’d have to be there to understand."
(April 24, 2012,  A Peru-tiful Life)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Mary Poppins of boobs

"Yep, it’s normal for a straight man to look at women’s boobs—boobs on the woman he’s with, boobs on women he’s not with, boobs on women who don’t technically exist and can’t be gotten with, e.g., Veronica Lodge, Lara Croft, Nicki Minaj. Did you think checking out boobs was a symptom of leukemia or something? And while your set may be practically perfect in every way—which would make you the Mary Poppins of boobs—your man is still gonna check out other women’s sets."
(June 20, 2012, Dan Savage, A.V. Club)

The Andrew Bynum of untalented, libertarian bloggers

"Nick Gillespie is the Andrew Bynum of untalented, libertarian bloggers."
(May 8, 2011, Balloon Juice)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Mel Gibson of the semicolon world

"   – I found this one particularly useful: HOW TO USE A SEMICOLON.  There are other ones too, but I’ve been told I’m the Mel Gibson of the semicolon world- loved but somewhat feared."
(Nov. 10, 2011, Donnie Rust, Littlegate Publishing)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Kid Cudi of ensemble pieces

"Once again, ridiculously rough sketch..
I think blazers are the Kid Cudi of ensemble pieces.
They are my favorite! I notice that blazers become the go-to versatile piece that can be done up or down, but i haven't come across many that really wow me. This is a white cropped, fitted blazer with black asymmetrical leopard spots, an assortment of studs/spikes aligning the shoulders, and a few chains to fasten the diamond button. Tell me that wouldn't wow you."
(March 21, 2012, Fashionably Meg)

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Commissioner Gordon of driving

"Let's talk about driving here people, not the usual Saturday morning drive to the garbage dump in the family van, but the real deal LA freeway driving. I'll be the first to say that I'm not the best driver in the world, but I'm not the worst either. I'm like the Commissioner Gordon of driving, I'm not 'Batman,' but I do my part."
(Sept. 17, 2009,  This LA Life)

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Michael Jordan of having soft hands

"I may not be good at a lot of things, but I am the Michael Jordan of having soft hands. How do I DO it?"
(May 21, 2012, @caissie, Twitter)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Richard Dreyfuss of obsessive google searches

"My dearest, back up in the aerie at the end of the day. I spent quite a while on my post this morning, too much time. It wasn't that the post and photos took so long to put together, but that I then became obsessed with trying to find an image of a Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass landscape... I was the Richard Dreyfuss of obsessive google searches, trying to find just the right image, and what was it that I was trying to express with it anyway?"
(Sept. 11, 2011, Fieldspun Thoughts)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Ricky Martin of lumberjacks

"Flannel is wonderful in ways that no other material could ever hope to be. I'd even go so far as to call it the John Prine of, trust me that says more than you could even comprehend. It's comfortable, durable, warm, wholesome looking, and in my opinion, just plain sexy. When you wear flannel, you are making a clear statement; you're like the Ricky Martin of lumberjacks (o.k. that's really not flattering at all, and creates a horrid visual), but you get what I mean. You're up for any task, and you will look damn good doing it."
(Jan. 25, 2012, Country in Spite of Ourselves)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Diane Lane of baseball parks

"2. Our stadium is a cougar: I mean, look at her. She’s 39 years old and she is smoking hot. Every time she gets a face-lift, she looks even better. While all of the other cookie-cutter ballparks from Kauffman Stadium’s era were run-down, terrible-looking pieces of waste that have been ditched for a younger beauty, our stadium is every bit as gorgeous as it was on the day that it opened.
Fountains, a giant crown scoreboard, the soothing hum of I-70 beyond center field. Yep, Kauffman Stadium is the Diane Lane of baseball parks. And we’re proud of that."
(Feb. 15, 2012, Daily Sport Newspaper)

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Josh Brolin of women

"Melissa's presentation boldly revealed she's turned 50, and also noted that the girl career only shot to popularity after 40. She actually is the Josh Brolin of women, and it's really a lot harder for stars to bloom overdue."
(Jan. 27, 2012, XiaoYangMM)

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Mario Van Peebles of Aerosmith

"That is pretty hardcore of a fall. Broken shoulder blade in two places, Steven  Tyler is the Mario Van Peebles of Aerosmith. I think I am the only one keeping Mario Van Peebles career in the forefront of people's minds."
(Aug. 12, 2009, Craig Wettner, BlogsNRoses)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Vinnie Barbarino of bees

"Remember 'Welcome Back Kotter,' that show from the late '70s-early '80s? That’s me: a modern-day Sweathog. I'm like the Vinnie Barbarino of bees. That said, I possess two things that Vinnie didn’t: spell check on my computer and friends who are far more comfortable with pen to paper than I am."
(July 22, 2008, Napa Valley Bee Company)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Zac Efron of poetry

"4. Billy Collins. He may be balding and a little out of my league in the age area, but he is the Zac Efron of poetry. Who wouldn't want a little replica of Zac Efron's face tattooed neatly on their body?"
(April 28, 2012, Can You Hear Me Now?)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Vince Vaughn of actresses

"Honestly, outside of the Legally Blonde films, her resume has me wondering how this quality actress ever turned into a 'movie star.'  The connection is there for me, and it’s (again) all too easy: she’s the Vince Vaughn of actresses.  Or perhaps he’s the Reese Witherspoon of actors.  And all that really means is…avoid Four Christmases like the fucking plague."
(Feb. 17, 2012,  Man, I Love Films)

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Emma Stone of cheese

"Up here in Northern California food and wine and cheese are the superstars.  So, you can imagine how excited I was to  be able to attend a cheese making class with the Emma Stone of cheese, Sheana Davis of the The Epicurean Connection."
(Jan. 9, 2012, The Colors of Indiana Cooking)

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Rodney Dangerfield of reflexive pronouns

"Irish blogger Stan Carey at Sentence first ruminates on the Rodney Dangerfield of reflexive pronouns:"
(June 1, 2012, Forum)

The William S. Burroughs of toddlers

"We've decided that living with Dew Drop is like living with the Jack Kerouac of toddlers (or maybe the William S. Burroughs of toddlers or maybe the Allen Ginsberg of toddlers- you get the idea). She lives in a realm of stream of consciousness that the world has never known (or at least our little world has never known). She's such a cool cat."
(April 18, 2011, Art from the Lost Planet)