There was no question in my mind about the correct answer. But just to be absolutely, positively, 100 percent certain, I telephoned my cousin in Auburn, Alabama. “What kind of bird are you fixing on Thursday?” I asked. More: Thanksgiving meal: Dine in or take out? Here's which restaurants are open“Yeah, that’s what I figured. Still not going to be adventuresome?”Thus, “Uncle Buck’s turkey delight” would remain dormant for yet another Thanksgiving. Buck Spencer, who died in 1980, was Ruth’s daddy.
Knoxvillian Jack Bradshaw got more to chew on than a free meal. This occurred recently when Bradshaw went to a local fast-food joint to redeem a coupon. It was good for a hot dog and tater tots, regularly priced at $2.99 plus tax. When his order arrived, however, he noticed the total came to only $2.72. As Bradshaw handed his coupon to the server, he asked why the cost was supposed to be $2.99, yet the bill was 27 cents less.
I know it’s too early to be talking about Christmas, but I just received two early presents and ... Bite my tongue. It’s NEVER too early to talk about Christmas. Excuse me while I write “Forgive me, Santa and the Chamber of Commerce” 500 times. Now, where were we? Oh, yes, my early presents. They came in the mail a few days ago in separate envelopes. When I opened the first one, my eyeballs flew out on stems. When I opened the second, those stems nearly tore out by the root.
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".