Saturday, June 16, 2007

Toe in the Water

Oh, and the next two hours tripped by on rosy wings. Forget the hashed metaphor. She was ransacking the stores for Jim’s present.
O. Henry "The Gift of the Magi"
Like a tired actor who plays the same role over and over again, hamming it up each time, the leitmotif of the Left lacks a certain sparkle.
J. Albrechtsen "The Left Needs to get Real"

Forget the hashed simile. She was ransacking her brains for something clever to say.