It took millions of dollars, countless hours of dredging and more than a mile’s worth of boulders to perfect the river flowing past Vinny Smith’s Utah ranch house. But when it was finished, the billionaire venture capitalist had all the makings of the ultimate family experience he was after.
He cavorted as a bowler-hatted spider, six of his eight “legs” flopping at his sides. He repurposed toilet rolls as binoculars and sang silly songs about talking trees that sprouted socks. His best pals were a chatty puppet child named Casey and a canine sidekick, Finnegan, who lived in a tree house. But as big a role as imagination played in his career as a children’s entertainer, Mr. Dressup was the real deal.
The man who hates Santa was still on a rantNot a smile danced on faces, they all wore a frown. ’Twas the night before Christmas when all through the town,Though sad little children had hoped he’d recant. That was the message he yelled in the streetAnd wrote on his placard for shoppers he’d meet. “Tell children the truth, it’s the right thing to do“Give them real facts of life not far-fetched ballyhoo.”It was clear he was hell-bent on nixing St. NickTo crowds of onlookers gobsmacked by his shtick.
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".