“The meek shall inherit the Earth,” goes the Bible. “Women and children first,” goes the lifeboat adage. If only these things were always true. If you’re poor in Washington, forget about expecting a whole planet. You’d be happy to inherit your next meal and a place to sleep. Things are even tougher if you’re a homeless woman or child. We are fortunate that in our area many nonprofit groups try to help.
I have an easy way solve the North Korea crisis. Take Kim Jong Un to Tysons Corner Center. “What is a Sleep Number?” he would say as we walked within the cool, hermetically sealed monument to consumption. “I don’t know,” I’d answer truthfully. “But that store sells mattresses. Each one has a different number. They can tell you what your number is. I guess it’s like numerology for beds.”Come to think of it, could Kim’s problem be that he’s been sleeping on the wrong mattress all these years?
I’ve metal-detected for Civil War relics for many years and recently have started inventorying some of my finds that I hadn’t earlier cleaned. I came across this token for McCormick’s Wine & Billiard Palace and wonder if you could shine any light on it? On Dec. 15, 1880, the District of Columbia granted a liquor license to Michael G. McCormick. A lot had happened to McCormick in the 60 intervening years. As a boy, the Irish-born McCormick sold newspapers. As a young man, he worked as a tailor.
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".