There’s nothing better at making your Thanksgiving seem like a smashing success than seeing someone else’s go grievously wrong. When it’s a fictional family, you don’t even have to feel guilty about it. Holiday strife is rife with drama and humor, so there's plenty of quality Thanksgiving-themed entertainment to choose from. A little “Roseanne” might be just the right amuse bouche, or “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” the perfect nightcap to your Thanksgiving dinner.
To the best of my recollection, I have never said grace. Once or twice a year, I dutifully bow my head and muster the willpower not to pick up my fork and start stuffing my face with mashed potatoes. I have, in the past, considered this a remarkable feat deserving of respect (I really love mashed potatoes). MORE: Everything you need for a stellar Thanksgiving from recipes to decorThat is, until I met Father Tom.
As with every meal here, they start by saying grace. You might even know the words. "Bless us, O Lord, and these, Thy gifts…”Among the hundreds here, a few murmur along, reciting by reflex. Some bow their heads in reverence. Many talk amongst themselves, giving it no thought at all. MORE: How to say Thanksgiving grace: Expert advice on finding the words to give thanksIt's a clear autumn evening outside Andre House. At the entrance, the crowd is saying grace, just like every day.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".