October 16, 2008
nailing Jell-O to the wall . . . literally
Maybe it's the political discourse that's bombarding us, maybe it's Justice Roberts's foray into noir fiction, maybe it's the stress levels of 1Ls causing weird vibes around the building, but I seem to be noticing a lot more figurative language these days.
Case in point -- the phrase "impossible as nailing Jell-O to the wall." I've always found that an intriguing simile. I've tried to picture it. And now, it turns out, someone has actually done a "mythbusters"-type experimentation to test the theory.
Is it possible to nail Jell-O to the wall? Well, yes, but not your typical Jell-O. Your kids would find it more than a little chewy.
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