New year, new rankings…new blood on the panel! Welcome to another convocation of The Order Of The Shallows! The U.S. government may be in shutdown mode, but THIS club never closes…and we suckered a new Poobah into joining our merry band! I'm joined once again by John Ramos and Zach Wilcha, and we're delighted to add critic, scholar, and tennis enthusiast Myles McNutt to the team. Sarah: He's approaching this weird jolie-laide intersection, but this devil will be waiting for him there.
Seems like something's happening this weekend that makes this nomination relevant. No no, I'll think of it in a sec…hee. This is a gold-plated PFM, for reasons I'll get to below. First, here's Rebecca on why Episode IV merits a spot on the Couch Of Fame. Well argued, Rebecca — and it's not an easy task, given what a slam dunk it seems like. It's like arguing for Babe Ruth.
Can anyone else believe Napoleon Dynamite is 13 years old? I can't. Today's nomination from Annemarie is three years old, but let's hope she's still behind it (hee). Here's her case for its cushion on the PFM Couch Of Fame. This one isn't a CoF-er for me, but I do remember enjoying it when I first saw it — and I think I rented it from…Block…buster? So this is how long ago that was — and it's definitely still on on cable a lot.
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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
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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