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Onion: Man Dies After Secret 4-Year Battle With Gorilla

October 26th, 2009 (10:10 am)
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"I noticed that David had lost a lot of weight over the past couple of months, especially when he came in with his arm torn off,"


Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: October 26th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)

Sounds like someone read too many "heroic battle with cancer" stories. There must be a better metaphor than battle, surely.

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: October 26th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)

Yeah, war gets used for a lot of inappropriate metaphors. I once heard Jim Barksdale (CEO of Netscape) complain about the phrase "browser war", because war justified behavior that just wasn't acceptable in business.

Posted by: kahnegabs (kahnegabs)
Posted at: October 26th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)

It sounds like he had a really big "monkey on his back" to me.

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