Who are the Governments? They sleep in the anusesof snails and dream until horns snap like twigs. They crack shells, make slugs. You must trust them. Take a mop to the slime trails. Take a mop and mapdemocracy as uninterrupted, oceanic greyscale:fertile ground for aspirant tyrants, wee gobshiteswho want approval, who want to be as tall as treesand fall on your new build, on your children’s childrenlike a biblical curse. You must praise them. You mustpin them to your walls.
My pen was made from a husk of maize,a present at la Fête –SNCF, chemins de fer, their stand spilling a lighton lines that weave extremities of land. And when I writeI think of engineers, of guards in grey capsstriding the carriage clipping tickets,of station clerks dependable as timetables. I think of wasting nothing from the harvest,reaping it all inand inventing uses for the chaffingenious as gold.
In Jason’s garden, where their Great Dane crappedin the long grass, we deployed platoonsof soldiers, battery-driven tanks. Jason wantedfor no toy in reason, his dad ran a pub in town. His mum would ask me to stay for tea, give Jasona pound for the ice cream van. That summer, Jason told me he was gettinga new brother. The Great Dane died of aheart attack. His dad lost the pub. His mumstill brought us beans on toast to perch on kneesfor Saturday Grandstand on the big colour TV.
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".