I like ants. The balloon expanding spreads their legs a bit, but they don't (yet) get pulled to bits.
Originally Posted by Jeff Root
Also, because the ants walk around a bit, sometimes "attracted" to each other - it shows that some get closer while most overall get further away (red/blue shift).
And, while the ants have a maximum "ant speed" - some get further from each other faster than ant speed - because the balloon itself expands (things don't move faster than c, but...).
But overall, yeah, nobody should take analogies too far.
Get up, a get-get, get down.