Not emotional hurt or trauma, but tangible, physical pain. You know what we’re talking about: that twinge in your knee that prevents you from stepping onto the five-a-side pitch; the sharp shin splints that turn every weekend 5K into an excruciating endurance event; the deep DOMS that prevents you from performing even the simplest of tasks without a wince. Anyone who has ever trained or played sport – whether team or individual, amateur or elite – has felt this pain.
By the time we find ourselves kneeling by the freshly dug grave in the depths of the Ecuadorian rainforest, MH has lost all sense of which pains are real and which are merely a psychological hangover from the beastings we’ve endured over the past few hours. The 30-degree heat, our sweat-soaked combat fatigues and the aches in our joints all fade into insignificance as behind us we hear what sounds like a machine gun being cocked. We feel something against our back and resist the urge to vomit.
As the prolific British actor, writer and producer returns to screens in The League of Gentlemen next week, he tells The Jackal he’s never wanted to champion anything, even though he thinks the world is going to hell in a handcartMark Gatiss is standing in a palatial penthouse on the 36th floor of the Southbank Tower, pulling faces into a floor-length mirror. Hazy afternoon light floods through the room’s huge bank of windows, casting shadow across his reflection.
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".