Ladies. I am speaking for the community when I say this. I am not demeaning women. I am not pointing fingers at one specific person. Listen Lindas. Listen. We are going to need you to leave your eyebrows alone. I for one can’t take it. I can deal with your cold shoulder shirts. I can deal with your punkin’ spice life. I even caught myself humming along to Wagon Wheel the other day but this eyebrow nonsense must stop. There are lines. Lines you don’t need to be crossing. This is one of them. It isn’t cute.
I performed in Hartford last weekend and I learned something about Ohio. Did you know we are known for our nice rest areas? I didn’t either. I opened the show with how I did not enjoy the coffee at Pennsylvania rest areas because it tasted like the back side of a barnyard animal. Seriously. Worst coffee ever. If coffee were to ever be percolated in the colon of a horse they would serve it in a vending machine in Pennsylvania and charge you $1.25.
I admit I was part of the 49 percent of the country who were disappointed. I don’t know what I expected out of a solar eclipse but whatever it was it didn’t happen. Maybe I thought it would be more dramatic like a movie. Maybe I expected something to happen like an alien encounter. What I experienced was oppressive South Carolina heat and a thunderstorm halfway through the event. Did I mention the heat? I did, however, decide to look up at the sun using proper eyewear. I was hesitant at first.
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".