While the weather hits a low of "question mark," the WCIV crew hits a new low altogether. The local ABC news affiliate in Charleston, SC calls their forecast the "Pin Point Weather," but today it could have been called the "Pen Point Weather," as anchors desperately scribbled on loose paper to help out meteorologist Dave Williams after their weather computers crashed. Williams was trying to show the "mess in the northeast," but turned out there was a "mess with the weather computer."
"Shoot. Let's have some fun." (via YouTube)Nothing made staying home sick from school more worthwhile than flipping on PBS and letting Bob Ross make you feel like you could paint anything in the world. More soothing than Vicks rub, Ross's half-open shirt, soft, melodic voice, and—most importantly—his afro, were all part of the healing process. Turns out, it was his hair that was processed.
Trust me, dad. It looks much worse from the inside of this bar. (Via The Weather Channel)Good news for everyone on the east coast who is dreading their holiday family reunions, the best of all excuses is coming your way! And for everyone who is really looking forward to traveling to see the family the suspiciously moved so far away from, who are you? What is your family like? Can I have Thanksgiving with you guys?
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".