Earlier this afternoon I was flipping through the book ...As One Mad With Wine And Other Similes by Elyse and Mike Sommer. Anyone who loves the swift and unexpected jolt of a clever comparison (literary, colloquial, humorous) will easily find a few minutes, even on a busy day, to sit back and sift through this collection of more than 8,000 similes. I first heard about Mad With Wine when I was studying Joe Vitale's book Hypnotic Writing.
I got a kick out of these ones:
"A bikini is like a barbed-wire fence. It protects the property without obstructing the view." - Joey Adams
"October had come in like a lamb chop, breaded in golden crumbs and gently sautéed in a splash of blue oil. - Tom Robbins"
(Anything of a sexual sort seemed) as remote as landing on the moon or applying for French citizenship." - Kingsley Amis
"To be raised in Philadelphia is like being born with a big nose ... you never get over it." - Anonymous