This week I reached for a woozy, boozy Whisky Bacon Burger at everybody's neighborhood grill + bar, Applebee's, with 2,030 restaurants 'cross country and 'round the world. This is a busy burger, so hold onto your napkins (at least five) and let's get to eatin'. An all-beef patty, caramelized onions, Applewood bacon, whisky-infused steak sauce, more bacon, crispy onions, and pepper jack cheese on a toasted brioche bun. Whew! Total calories: 1,240 (told you, whew!) Fat grams: 80.
This week's Pethouse Pet of the Week riffs on Senator Ted Cruz, McDonald's, Miss America, Burger King, and no Xanadu for now. Name: Sophie, as in the Beatles’ “favorite American group … Sophie Tucker.” That was Paul McCartney’s joke to introduce "Till there Was You." You see, Sophie Tucker was a hefty woman and … you know British humor. Ethnicity: I’m a Terrier mix, and a li’l one at that, only 8 pounds. I’m sort of a loner, meaning I’m a one-pet family girl.
This week, I reached out for a Naked Egg Taco, new and scantily clad, from everybody’s favorite Mexican-style cross-country drive-through, Taco Bell with 7,000 restaurants. By scantily clad, we’re talking about this breakfast item with minimal ingredients … hopefully not you. At least throw some pants on. And for most Taco Bell customers, a shirt, too. We’ve seen you throw down a half-dozen tacos at 3 am.
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".