Metaphor in the News

Tax Freedom Day a useful metaphor - Tyler Morning Telegraph

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 09:04

Tax Freedom Day a useful metaphor
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Chances are you'll spend at least part of the coming week working on your federal income taxes. But according to the Tax Foundation, you'll be working until April 17 - a week from today - just to pay your taxes. April 17 is Tax Freedom Day for Texans ...

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Going Home Star an unusually intense, artfully metaphorical night at the ballet - Straight.com

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 00:46

Straight.com

Going Home Star an unusually intense, artfully metaphorical night at the ballet
Straight.com
A Royal Winnipeg Ballet production. At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Thursday, April 7. Continues until April 9. Intense is not a word you'd normally use to describe a ballet performance. But Going Home Star is haunting and distressing, not just ...

Theatre review: Dead Metaphor doesn't get everything right - Vancouver Sun

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 21:03

Vancouver Sun

Theatre review: Dead Metaphor doesn't get everything right
Vancouver Sun
In his famous treatise Politics and the English Language, George Orwell called out the use of the dying metaphor — one that has lost its original meaning — as one of the great sins of a lazy writer. In his newest dark comedy, which had its Vancouver ...
Dead Metaphor's darkly hilarious comedy killsStraight.com

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Metaphor: Another Android Stagefright exploit - We Live Security (blog)

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 15:29

We Live Security (blog)

Metaphor: Another Android Stagefright exploit
We Live Security (blog)
A recent paper by Hanan Be'er, a researcher with NorthBit, has found that an exploit known as 'Metaphor' can go further to take advantage of the vulnerability in Stagefright. He suggests that millions of Android devices are vulnerable to this exploit ...

Metaphor at the Edge of the Human - h+ Magazine

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 23:32

h+ Magazine

Metaphor at the Edge of the Human
h+ Magazine
This can occur via radical metaphor – for example, “The Dreams in the Witch House” Azathoth, is said to lie “at the centre of ultimate Chaos where the thin flutes pip mindlessly”. The content of this description undermines its metaphorical aptness ...

God Save Justin Trudeau: film uses boxing as metaphor for Canada's election - The Guardian

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 14:05

The Guardian

God Save Justin Trudeau: film uses boxing as metaphor for Canada's election
The Guardian
The blazing lights of the boxing ring flashed that night in 2012 in Ottawa, Canada, for the “Thrilla on the Hilla”. The beat was heavy, the announcer's voice loud. In the blue corner was Patrick “Brass Knuckles” Brazeau, a hulking, tattooed, beast of a ...

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Theatre preview: Dead Metaphor tackles relevant issues with humour - Vancouver Sun

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 21:12

Vancouver Sun

Theatre preview: Dead Metaphor tackles relevant issues with humour
Vancouver Sun
In George F. Walker's Dead Metaphor, a former sniper returns home from Afghanistan. Tasked with taking care of his aging parents and a pregnant wife, the increasingly desperate Dean (Mike Gill) embarks on a job that may be even more harrowing than ...

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Foxes, hedgehogs... and the oddest political metaphor since badgers moved the goalposts - Telegraph.co.uk

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:55

Telegraph.co.uk

Foxes, hedgehogs... and the oddest political metaphor since badgers moved the goalposts
Telegraph.co.uk
It was possibly one of those ideas that sound better in your head than when you say them out loud. “The British fox hankers for an adaptable relationship, offering maximum flexibility,” declared Dominic Raab solemnly. “But it has been rebuffed by the ...

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Quiz: Can you identify a simile, oxymoron and metaphor? - Telegraph.co.uk

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 11:22

Telegraph.co.uk

Quiz: Can you identify a simile, oxymoron and metaphor?
Telegraph.co.uk
Do you remember your grammar lessons from school? Are you a pedant when it comes to punctuation? Do you flinch when you see misplaced apostrophe's ... While many adults will happily swear, hand on heart, that they have never split an infinitive, there ...

Why Metaphor Android phone hack isn't the Stagefright exploit you expect - IT PRO

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 16:29

Threatpost

Why Metaphor Android phone hack isn't the Stagefright exploit you expect
IT PRO
If you're an Android owner, you have probably already heard of Metaphor - a scary-sounding exploit for the Stagefright flaw found in Google's mobile operating system last year. The media is hyping Metaphor, discovered by researchers at Israeli security ...
Stagefright Variant 'Metaphor' Puts Millions Of Samsung, LG and HTC Phones At RiskThreatpost
'Metaphor' Stagefright exploit exposes millions of Android devicesZDNet
New 'Metaphor' Android virus can hack Samsung, LG and HTC phones in 15 secondsInternational Business Times UK
Android Authority (blog) -Metro -International Business Times, India Edition
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Why 'The Walking Dead' Is a Good Metaphor for Modern Life - Huffington Post

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 23:51

Huffington Post

Why 'The Walking Dead' Is a Good Metaphor for Modern Life
Huffington Post
Wow, it is a relief to have The Walking Dead back! In the midst of an election cycle that seems to suggest that Donald Trump may very well soon be the leader of the free world, it is good to be reminded that actually, things could be worse. Like if an ...

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USAN Announces Metaphor SecurePay, a Compliant Secure Payment Application for Contact Centers - Business Wire (press release)

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 21:15

USAN Announces Metaphor SecurePay, a Compliant Secure Payment Application for Contact Centers
Business Wire (press release)
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USAN, an Omni-Channel Contact Center technology provider, recently announced the release of a new payment application (patent pending) for contact centers, Metaphor SecurePay, which provides PCI compliant ...

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Is the female orgasm a metaphor? - DailyO

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 16:14

Is the female orgasm a metaphor?
DailyO
Scientists argue that the female orgasm is a happy accident that has no bearing on the evolution and development of the human race. They call it "evolutionarily irrelevant" and say that it has no "biological value". I'm assuming that the scientists ...

'Lucifer': Maze gets into bed with Amenadiel, metaphorically speaking - Zap2It

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 06:08

Zap2It

'Lucifer': Maze gets into bed with Amenadiel, metaphorically speaking
Zap2It
After last week's near miss with Chloe's (Lauren German) suspicions about Lucifer (Tom Ellis) actually being the devil, audiences seem to be right back to the start with the return of Detective Decker's skepticism in Monday's (Feb. 22) episode, titled ...

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India Is A Metaphor, A Spiritual Unity - Huffington Post India

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 05:38

India Is A Metaphor, A Spiritual Unity
Huffington Post India
India has been going through a critical period... It is not new. And it is not unfortunate either. Only dead countries don't go through critical periods. It is just like a living man goes through critical periods of health of sickness, of poverty of ...

This free kick is a metaphor. - New Republic

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 19:29

New Republic

This free kick is a metaphor.
New Republic
Cheltenham Town, leaders of Britain's National League, won their match against the Tranmere Rovers this weekend, 1-0. But not before executing what amounts to a commentary on all our best laid plans.

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John Fountain: Oatmeal is a metaphor for life - Chicago Sun-Times

Sat, 02/20/2016 - 02:19

Chicago Sun-Times

John Fountain: Oatmeal is a metaphor for life
Chicago Sun-Times
Oatmeal. I have hated it. Sticky, gooey, slimy. For most of my life, I found it hard to swallow even one spoonful. But here lately, in oatmeal, I have found a metaphor for life. I cannot remember all the mornings as a little boy that I sat at the ...

On Helene Grimaud's New Album, 'Water' Is A Metaphor And Motivation - NPR

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 01:08

NPR

On Helene Grimaud's New Album, 'Water' Is A Metaphor And Motivation
NPR
When Franz Liszt wrote The Fountains of the Villa d'Este, he added a Latin quotation from the Gospel of St. John. It says: "But the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up into eternal life." That composition is ...

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Dad's rubbish bin ice battle is a metaphor for life's struggles - Telegraph.co.uk

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 22:55

Telegraph.co.uk

Dad's rubbish bin ice battle is a metaphor for life's struggles
Telegraph.co.uk
This father's hilarious battle with a wheelie bin on an icy drive pretty much sums up life's everyday struggles. A Gloucestershire man has become a viral star after millions watched a video of him struggling with the rubbish bin on an icy morning. Alun ...

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Cooking as a metaphor for life and love - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 10:03

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Cooking as a metaphor for life and love
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Since The Husband was going to be out-of-town for Valentine's Day, I decided that Cupid should make an early appearance this year. My plan was for us to celebrate this day of love by preparing a Bon Appetit-inspired dinner. Later, we would share a ...