Don Rickles leaned over our table at Elaine’s and pointed at an attractive blonde. “Are you a hooker? !” he asked. The whole group — a couple of actors, a comedian (the blonde), Elaine Kaufman and I — broke into laughter. Mr. Rickles, who grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens, and died Thursday at age 90, often dined at Elaine’s when he was in New York. As a regular at the Upper East Side restaurant, which closed in 2011, I was lucky enough to have met him there several times.
EVERY few Saturdays I take a walk from my home on the Upper West Side that leads me across Central Park, past the upscale shops along Madison Avenue and over to Second Avenue north of 88th Street. I duck into a nondescript Thai restaurant named Osha, sit down and order the chicken curry lunch special.
When confronted with public speaking fear or anxiety - working on your most valuable asset - your confidence- becomes essential. Your confidence is the foundation of your delivery skills and content. It doesn't matter if you know all the content in the world or if you are practiced in all the delivery skills possible, and you can't stand in front of the room and share with an audience.
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".