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26 September 2014
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Today's metaphor is fruit:

If the Beatles were fruits, what fruit would each one be?

Paul:  blueberry

John: green apple

Ringo: banana

George: concord grape

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I encourage other readers to come up with any other thing from nature or ideas to compare the Fab Four with (like colors, flowers, animals, days of the week, sports games, planets, whatever...)

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If they were dogs:

John: a Pit-bull

Paul: a Boxer

George: a German Sheppard

Ringo: a Chihuahua  

And nope, I’m not thinking about the physical aspect of the breeds, but their character.

Edit: Isn’t a banana too phallic for Ringo?

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Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

27 September 2014
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Thanks for playing along, Oudis.  I like the chihuahua for Ringo! (My banana was sort of going off his nose, and his vaguely comical vibe...)

More metaphors:

If the Beatles were animals in general:

John:  a lion

Paul:  a horse

George:  an eagle

Ringo:  a tomcat.

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27 September 2014
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Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

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Vegetables

John: Onion
Paul: Tomato
George: Carrot
Ringo: Broccoli

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UnidentifiedFiendishThingy said
Vegetables

John: Onion
Paul: Tomato
George: Carrot
Ringo: Broccoli

Thanks for those ingredients! That would make the Beatles a tasty soup or salad!

I agree with the John Onion and Paul pretty much Tomato, but to me Ringo is the carrot and George the broccoli...

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Ah guys, I’m so sorry. I hate to be the party pooper but… tomatoes are actually fruit, not vegetables. Why don’t you look for another veggie for Sir Paul?

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

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Damn. I forgot. How about lettuce or peas for Paul. Funny Paper is right, Ringo should be carrot instead.

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Ringo seems more like a mushroom to me, he seems like a fun guy. John, if a little food prep's allowed, a pickled onion. George, I agree on broccoli. Paul, could be the carrot (on a stick).

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27 September 2014
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Ron Nasty said
...John, if a little food prep's allowed, a pickled onion.

I liked that, @Ron Nasty . What about this?

Seasons:

John: Winter

Paul: Spring

Ringo: Summer

George: Autumn

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@Oudis said

Ron Nasty said
...John, if a little food prep's allowed, a pickled onion.

I liked that, @Ron Nasty . What about this?

Seasons:

John: Winter

Paul: Spring

Ringo: Summer

George: Autumn

That seems pretty accurate!

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John: Fire

Paul: Wind

George: Water

Ringo: Earth

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Annadog40 said
John: Fire

Paul: Wind

George: Water

Ringo: Earth

Ooh, @Starr Shine?, that is right on the money!

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The Presidents on Mount Rushmore:

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John: George Washington as The Father of The Beatles.

Paul: Abraham Lincoln as the one who worked hardest to keep them all united. 

George: Thomas Jefferson for his love of growing things and the (primary) author of the beautifully written Declaration of Independence.

Ringo: Theodore Roosevelt - the comparisons are remarkable. The outgoing personality, Ringo's wanting to be a cowboy and both were sickly as children.

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compass directions

John: West (adventure)
Paul: North (solid, hard working)
George: East (Indian mysticism)
Ringo: South (laid-back, relaxing)

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Wow, all the ones above are great!  I couldn't agree more!

Gems:

John--diamond

Paul--emerald

George--jade

Ringo--opal

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John - Lemon; A bit sour, but adds a lot of flavor.

Paul - Strawberry; sweet but not unbearably so.

George - Apple; Taken for granted, but a tasty and versatile fruit.

Ringo - Grape; well-rounded, flavorful, basic but not boring, usually sweet, but when sour it's not bad. Besides, he likes grapes!

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Books genre.

John: Thriller

Paul: Classic

George: Philosophical

Ringo: Fantasy

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Inspired by parlance's post in the LOLs thread, the Beatles as pancakes:

John: Strawberry (Fields Forever) Pancakes
Paul: (Gonna do it sweet) Banana Pancakes
George: (For You) Blueberry Pancakes
Ringo: (Snooker) Rhubarb Pancakes - this one was a loooong stretch. So sue me.

Thanks for the link, parlance!

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Zig said
Inspired by parlance's post in the LOLs thread, the Beatles as pancakes:

John: Strawberry (Fields Forever) Pancakes
Paul: (Gonna do it sweet) Banana Pancakes
George: (For You) Blueberry Pancakes
Ringo: (Snooker) Rhubarb Pancakes - this one was a loooong stretch. So sue me.

Thanks for the link, parlance!

Clever. I had to search Paul's and Ringo's as I haven't yet delved into their solo careers, and needless to say I don't get the latter's. But coming from you, I'd again say, clever.a-hard-days-night-john-5

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