I am on a no-carb diet but tend to cheat at the holidays when there is pie around. But my uncle, in whose mind I must remain honorable, judges me. Normally my mother bakes the Thanksgiving pies, so she can sneak me slices. But this year my uncle is holding the feast at his apartment, and ordering the pies. I'm… » 11/27/13 1:12pm 11/27/13 1:12pm

The problem with this particular metaphor isn't that it's tasteless; nor is it that the comparison is totally inapt (even though it is). The problem is that it doesn't go anywhere. It doesn't enlarge our understanding of [the NBA] or, for that matter, [Breaking Bad]. It just sits there, inert and a little too pleased… » 8/09/13 3:24pm 8/09/13 3:24pm