It’s full of visual puns, verbal puns and musical ones. Do not go to this show if you don’t love them. Also, don’t go if you aren’t willing to laugh at the dead. There are probably two types of people — those who dig corpse humour, and those who are aghast when the dearly departed are mocked. I love the stuff. I happen to think the movie Weekend at Bernie’s is hilarious, as well as a damning satire of the one per cent, so there, I’ve put my cards on the table.
The people in the seats around me clapped their hands, tapped their toes, snapped their fingers and applauded frequently. I counted more than 25 mini-breaks during the afternoon when the audience showed its appreciation. As a polemic, as an argument that Sam Phillips — the man who founded the Memphis star factory Sun Records — should be properly thought of as the “father” of rock and roll, it’s less convincing. Were Ray Charles among the living today, I think he’d have something to say about that.
Mimi Pond’s The Customer is Always Wrong made me weep. I cried for the book’s characters, for Pond’s seemingly limitless storytelling powers and for the possibilities of the medium. If you’re going to read only one book this year, read Pond’s 2014 graphic memoir Over Easy. Then, somehow, you must find the time to read two books. Make the second The Customer is Always Wrong, which is the sequel to Over Easy. This weighty tome is sort of like the graphic-novel equivalent of The Godfather, Part II.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
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".