New Jersey Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg got steamrolled by Mt. Laurel police, and I’m pretty damn ticked off about it. The dashcam video of her April arrest was made public last Friday as a result of our bulldog of a reporter, David Foster, filing a public records request. In the edited 12-minute video, you see Rodriguez-Gregg go from victim to perp. She predictably gets angry at the police officers, and things end with her in handcuffs. It’s worth the watch. What was she arrested for?
Parenting is like Pac-Man. You work so hard to master a level, and then you do, and then the next board appears on screen and you’re ready to rock and totally kill it but Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde speed up and before you know it you’re hearing the “whir-whir-whir-whir-woot-woot” sound and it’s time to put another quarter in the machine. OK. Wow. That metaphor got away from me quick. Let’s try this again: Parenting just got harder for me, and I didn’t see it coming.
The last non-kid movie I saw in a movie theater was the 2010 Adam Sandler flick “Grown Ups.”It was not good. Since then, I’ve only sat through kids’ movies and the “Star Wars” movies, which I guess kind of count as “adult” movies but not really and besides I went with my son. Bottom line: I don’t go to the movies anymore, which is nuts. The reason I stopped back in 2010 was because we had one kid and another on the way and getting to the movies wasn’t easy.
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".