This week's Pethouse Pet of the Week is an adorable beagle mix, available for adoption, who has strong opinions on who will win the World Wrestling Entertainment smackdowns in Houston, Sean "Diddy" Combs' new name, and how big the crowd really was at the Astros World Series championship parade, along with some other topics. Name: Major, as in Applewhite, and CBS News White House reporter Garrett. Fun fact: I used to work with Major Garrett at the old Houston Post. He was a bigger deal than I was.
This week I reached out for a Western BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger, new from America's rolling dessert cart, Dairy Queen, with 6,700 sweet shops spanning all 50 states. While Dairy Queen gets a well deserved "dilly dilly" for its Dilly Bars, DQ's burgers are an underrated surprise. DQ's burgers have charred crackly edges, something most of the national chains' burgers have long stopped doing. Burgers that put up a fight are a tough find these days. Keep turning up the heat, DQ.
Back from my travelin' light, never unpackin' vacation to Washington D.C., New York, and Europe, with a few surprises along the way. I reserved a hotel in New York through Priceline, its "Name Your Price" deal, where you don't know the name of your hotel until you've paid up front. I saved about $100 a night by bidding $240 for a 4-star hotel on the Upper East Side. Got the Omni Berkshire Place, where "guests of Saturday Night Live stay."
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".