Leo Tolstoy once wrote, “Happy families are alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” But if he were to somehow hear the following story, he might write, “Normal families are alike; every weird family is SUPER FREAKING WEIRD in its own way. Barf emoji. (Also, is that how emojis work? I died in 1910. )”Disclaimer: yeah, you already clicked on a link that said “Poop knife,” but even so, this story is definitely NOT for the fecally squeamish.
The list of things to be afraid of is long and varied. Global warming. Lions. Forgetting to wear underwear with your pajama pants on Christmas morning with your significant other’s parents. (It could happen to anyone. ) And now, thanks to an anonymous British person, we can add “Farting audibly during a live television event” to our list. The 2013 Snooker World Championships was holding its semifinal round at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, UK.
Fact: cats make anything better. Case in point: The Kitten Covers, a Tumblr from digital artist Alfra Martini, in which she adds cats to classic album covers. If you’re wondering why this is so popular, first of all, welcome to the Internet! (And how was your coma?) And second, you have a lot of catching up to do vis-a-vis cat entertainment. Why not start with this gallery of Martini’s best Kitten Covers? 1. Nevermind, by Nirvana2. Unknown Pleasures, by Joy Division3. Actually, by The Pet Shop Boys4.
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".