In the next few days, millions of backyard master chefs, pitmasters, and fry cooks all over the country are going to cook what they undoubtedly believe is the hands-down best turkey ever carved up and served on a platter. Someone’s going to be right, but we’ll never know who, because there’s no official running for “Best Thanksgiving Bird of 2017” award. What we do know is that Thanksgiving allows us to flex our culinary expertise.
We’re just a few short days away from our favorite food holiday of the year, which means our turkey consumption is about to go through the roof. That sweet, sweet bird that God gave wings so we could eat delicious drumsticks. The issue, of course, is that while we can all agree that turkeys are the best holiday food, entire families have been destroyed arguing about how they should be prepared, cooked, and carved.
Whenever we’re feeling like this world can’t get any more ludicrous, there’s nothing like a good dystopian film to offer us some perspective. Post-apocalyptic nightmare, futuristic totalitarian takeover, environmental wasteland—it’s a genre fraught with diverse settings and futuristic extrapolations, but one thing is always constant: Those world’s are so much worse than ours. But hot damn if it ain’t fun to watch the world burn every once in awhile.
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".