SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain—Sorry this Super Bowl report is late but, somewhere between Pink catching a cold and Nick Foles catching a touchdown pass, I face-planted into the synthetic-leather couch cushion of our mid-city apartment rental. Last thing I remember was Cris Collinsworth, or maybe it was a rooster, crowing. Some are calling Philadelphia’s 41-33 victory over New England on Sunday one of the most thrilling in history. If you say so.
I decided on this vacation to be more spontaneous. So, instead of luxuriating for a month in San Sebastian after three days in Barcelona, as planned, my wife and I boarded a 90-meter merchant vessel named “Helenic” that was off-loading a cargo of wood pulp in the Spanish port of Pasaia. See you all in a few months, or years, if ever. You think I’m making this up? Well, I have pictures.
This has been the week, every four years since 1994, that I traditionally start packing for the Winter Olympics. Except this week, instead of Korea, I’m packing for Europe. See, I’ve never been to Spain, but I’ve been to Lillehammer. It is my sincere hope the sober half of me saddened by missing out on Pyeongchang will soon be consoled by the drunken half of me situated in San Sebastian.
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".