…sometimes a phrase comes to me at a time when I have absolutely no use for it. This is one of those times, and the following is one of those phrases:
“It’s the literary/musical/dramatic/cinematic equivalent of a fart — it’s insubstantial and it stinks.”
If you steal it, remember to give me credit. Unless someone somewhere already used this exact phrase, in which case give them credit and remind me to slap my Muse for sleeping around again.