Have you noticed how freaky people are all obsessed with the word “fire”? See, for example, the “fired with enthusiasm” bit on this motivational poster. Or the expression fundamentalists love, “being on fire for Jesus.” When a student used it in an email to me, I was creeped out for a week. And then there is Sarah Palin with her “fire in the belly.”
I’m trying not to read this fire that slowly creeps down towards one’s private parts psychoanalytically but it’s kind of hard.
Here is a related video on fires in bellies for your viewing pleasure.