Metaphors are your Friends!
Variations on hackneyed metaphors are inspirational. Though, not always. “As subtle as a flying mallet” is evocative; “As subtle as a flying mallard” is albeit pastoral.
Stephen Mitchell participated in the Designis meme. That particular meme began with humor and sarcastic embellishments; it digressed to motivational tag-lines.
Design is Jumping on the MEME BandWagon by the aforementioned Mr. Mitchell was inspirational.
A metaphor variant!
“Standardistas running with Scissors”
Certainly. It’s been about for a while. However, we have the metaphoric rise of of the following variant,
“Markup Language Purists jumping with Ice Picks”