I’m a fan of The Karate Kid, especially the original, 1984 version, directed by John Avildsen and starring Ralph Macchio. So I don’t mean it as an insult when I say The King’s Speech, which I also liked a lot, is really just The Karate Kid in a spiffier costume.To be fair, both movies fall into the category of education story—a genre that comes with its own set of rules. But still! Don’t let the Weinstein Company, the studio behind The King’s Speech, fool you.
The baby is laughing. And now he is not. He’s seated in a high chair, dressed in a white suit and a large blue bib. His father is in the kitchen with him. In a high-pitched voice, Dad says, “Bing!” The baby laughs hysterically. Dad waits a few beats, until the baby is calm, and then, in a low voice, he says, “Dong.” This catches the baby by surprise. He laughs even harder. Dad hits him one more time with the high voice: “Bing!” The baby sputters, he wheezes, he can’t take it.
Mad Men would probably not be much without Vincent Kartheiser, the 34-year-old actor who has given his character, Peter Dyckman Campbell, such a rich blend of sleaze and formality. “He’s hard to watch,” said Matthew Weiner, the show’s creator, at a recent panel discussion. “He’s every bad thing you’ve ever done all at once.” That may be true, but the character’s relentless scheming often triggers the best Mad Men stories.
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
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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".