Thanks to Topgolf, I’ve recently discovered that although my form is both completely made up and stunningly bad, I really, really enjoy hitting golf balls. Thanks to Topgolf, I’ve also discovered that doing so is not a cheap hobby, with the rentable bays going for up to $45 an hour. Tack on the incredibly long waits (my group waited for three hours last weekend) and sometimes frustrating and slow restaurant service, it’s not an experience that makes for a quick, casual Saturday afternoon outing.
Thursday night, #MoreRealisticStateMottos was trending on Twitter. Naturally, I had to see if anyone could beat “Liberty and Prosperity.” What were people saying about the great Garden State? This is what I found:This was particularly hard to explain during the years of “The Sopranos.”*Eye roll* Clearly this guy did NOT hear NJ101.5’s motto. I respect the dedication to the accent. 10/10. This one is just oozing with Jersey attitude. Give us jughandles or give us death! Hey!
Before you go on, I insist that you play this as you read:Subscribe to New Jersey 101.5 FM onSo we all have heard the typical official state symbols. New Jersey’s state bird is the Goldfinch. Our state flower is the Violet. Our state animal is the horse. Yawn. Boring. Did you know that we have a state dinosaur? It’s true. With the Jurassic World sequel revealing the new title and tagline on Thursday, one year before the film’s release date, I’ve got dinosaurs on the mind.
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".