It’s easy to hate on U2. First off, they’re like a living PR machine that sometimes makes records—even Arcade Fire doesn’t come close to their commercialized pretension. What other band would have the audacity to sneak an album onto everybody’s iTunes, as U2 did in 2014 with their album Songs of Innocence? And what’s the deal with The Edge [said in extreme Jerry Seinfeld voice]? Not even a real name. Don’t even get me started on Bono, a man who bathes in a pool of his own cult of personality.
The day after my wife Jessica decides to go vegan, film director Tobe Hooper dies. In Hooper’s film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a group of kids fall victim to a family of desperate cannibals during a roadtrip through deep cattle country.
Goo Goo Dolls could have been great. Well, that’s a little unfair to say, because they are great, at least in a cringe-inducing way. Their album Dizzy Up the Girl pretty much defined the innocuous, adult-oriented rock sound of the late ‘90s, and it’s hard to find a drunken bro who won’t bawl his way through a sing-along of the Buffalo-bred band’s superhit, “Iris.”But before “Iris” (and John Rzeznik’s feathered and moussed hair), Goo Goo Dolls seemed prime to be the next Replacements.
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".