I really admire people who can do their own hair, which is most people. They wash it and then blow-dry it so that it looks all swooshy and done. I wash my hair and give up blow-drying it halfway through because I do not have enough arms. You really want the arm quota of Kali, the Hindu goddess of death, sex and violence, except I imagine that Kali has more amusing things to do with her time.
I met someone the other day who goes on summer holidays 40 minutes from her house. This seemed so ingenious and bold that I laughed out loud with delight. It’s quite transgressive, isn’t it? It turns all our expectations of “going away” on their head. But what could be better? Entirely manageable, relaxing journey — entirely manageable, relaxing everything, really. None of that slightly supplicant sense of being a stranger in a strange land, at the mercy of strangers’ goodwill.
At lunch with some girlfriends last week, the conversation turned to sex robots, which, alongside many manifestations of artificial intelligence, are much closer to being a part of our everyday lives than most people realise. We don’t like thinking about sex robots especially because the implications for humanity are so odd and distressing. They represent a sort of triumph for men who hate women (a sex robot already exists whose settings include “Frigid”, enabling men to simulate rape).
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".