I saw it for the first time a few weeks back. There was nothing particularly remarkable about him. Except when you looked down. No shoes. No sandals. No footwear. The dude was barefoot in the village McDonald's — nothing but cold, sticky concrete beneath his feat. Unfortunately, I wasn't. And since then, I've seen it again (twice), and spoken to enough people to say confidently that it is, in fact, a thing — that dudes (and it seems to be mostly dudes) are walking around Whistler in bare feet.
Given their cryptic habits and propensity for camouflage, looking for reptiles and amphibians is a scavenger hunt at the best of times. But that's part of the appeal: for every frog that hops into a pond there's a handful you don't see; for every lizard you spot, there's a dozen you won't. And snakes? Better if you don't know.
Well, not only back, but it's been here for more than a week. No cause for alarm, though. We can handle it. Just wanted to let you know not to worry about us because I figure you have your hands full. After all, I just looked at a smoke forecast map for Western Canada (firesmoke.ca/forecasts/BSC00WC04/current/) and it's not just B.C..That's climate change for you, eh? Ha ha. But what can you do, right? There's no escaping it and I know you political types are all over a solution.
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".