The object was to improve upon the analogy . . . his dream of taking up his famous father’s profession [printmaster] has proved as elusive as the mysterious forest people of the Mistlands.
His dream of taking up his famous father’s profession has proved as elusive as . . .
hair on the lady parts of the tanorexic fame-whores of Hollywood.
traction at a Crisco party.
a literary agent for an unknown sci-fi writer.
weapons of mass destruction.
an apropos analogy!
Evil Editor's query praise.
the New Delhi Sizzler.
the identities of the people who keep being named in these analogies.**
an Ethiopian Sumo wrestler.
a designated driver at the Kennedy compound.
** Evil Editor assumes this is a reference to Mini-Contests 1 and 2, in which the names Dick Vermeil, Paula Abdul, Meat Loaf, Siegfried and Roy, Old Yeller, and Miss Snark were mentioned. For the enlightenment of those not up on the really important stuff:
Dick Vermeil: American pro football coach who won a Super Bowl, but is primarily known for breaking down and bawling uncontrollably whenever he wins, loses, or gets asked any question about football.
Paula Abdul: American Idol judge who breaks down and bawls uncontrollably whenever a male contestant is voted off, and then has an affair with him that lasts until the next male contestant is voted off.
Old Yeller: Movie about a dog that has to be put down. Entire theater audience breaks down and bawls uncontrollably.
Meat Loaf: Gigantic singer (with two songs in Evil Editor's top 25 all time greatest songs) who perspires so uncontrollably on stage he has to carry a bath towel.
Siegfried and Roy: Weird Vegas magicians who work with tigers a lot, or at least they did until one of the cats ripped Roy's throat out during a performance. Now they work with gerbils.
Miss Snark: Literary Agent, renaissance woman, slave to her dog, and whatever you do, don't cross her.