I think I actually became stupider when I read this:
I know that very few people have the gift of extemporaneous speaking, but GOD! I hope to hell that Reid realized how dumb it sounded as soon as it left his mouth, and was thinking about it the rest of the day.
“‘Less teeth than a toothless tiger’? What the fuck was I thinking? Good going, Harry.”
This is the kind of metaphor that burns skin like… that’s like a rabbit that… has fewer brain cells than… I can’t even DELIBERATELY think of a metaphor that dumb! And I’m trying!