The most common question I get from friends and acquaintances about South Africa is roughly "Why would you want to go to South Africa?" The easiest answer: We wanted to see animals in a wild setting before they're gone forever. Getting up at 6 in the morning isn't everyone's idea of a good time. Especially when you're supposed to be on vacation. But when you're on a safari, it goes with the territory. Animals are most active in the early morning, and in the early evening. You run on their time.
South Africa journey Part I: The trials of the stranded travelerWe were just outside London Heathrow's Terminal 5 when the angst began to take hold. This wasn't how a trip to South Africa, nearly two years in the making, was supposed to begin. My wife and I had left Dallas 12 hours before. Other than the college-aged girl who, after chatting her neighbor into a coma, got up about an hour into the flight to "mingle" with other passengers, it was a smooth flight.
Wayback Wednesday: Old movies shot in Oklahoma Oklahoma is a long way from Hollywood. And that's why when films are shot in our state, even if it's just a few scenes, it makes news. The Outsiders was filmed in and around Tulsa. Most recently Meryl Streep took a turn through dysfunctional family life in August: Osage County shot mostly in Bartlesville and Pawhuska. And Twister was shot all over the state. Here's a look back at some movies shot at least partially in Oklahoma.
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
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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".