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Some amusing stuff I found while looking for something else. (Isn't that always how it goes?)

Purported "Bad Metaphors from Stupid Student Essays". I doubt any of these ever came from anything resembling a student essay, but they're still pretty good. Here are a few:

Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.

He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

The dandelion swayed in the gentle breeze like an oscillating electric fan set on medium.

(I think some of these are going to become NaNoWriMo dares.)

Another page on the same site has a fairly compelling explanation of how corporate policies come to be. Complete with monkeys.