For your reading pleasure, more examples of clever writers getting a specific point across:

  • “Guys like Bruce were as common as white socks sold in six packs at the Wal-Mart.”  – Jennifer Weiner in Good in Bed
  • “Abiding by the rules worked until 2008, when someone let loose a pack of Irish Setter puppies in the high-rise of cards that was our financial and banking system.”
    – Quinn Cummings in the QC Report
  • “…the global banking system is about as stable as a guest on the Jerry Springer Show.”  – John Heinzl in the always-funny Stars and Dogs column in the Globe and Mail.

I’m not sure this will work in a corporate setting, but it’s something to work towards!