First Lines From Novels I Will (Almost Definitely) Never WriteIf it came down to it, I knew she would have to go before the stuffed animals would. Initially it was difficult to identify the tipping point, but the more I look back on the whole thing, I think everything really went off the rails when the delivery dude showed up without ranch for the pizza.
He is nothing if not prolific and versatile. My pet (stuffed) dog Spot and I have been best mates since he came into my life one Christmas when I was six years old. I enjoyed the children’s books and TV show he starred in, so I was pretty stoked when he came to live with me. This happened around the time I decided I wanted to be a writer of some sort, and he got into it as well. (Shouts out to my Mom for forcing us both to do Hooked On Phonics.)
Yes, I was wearing a pair of Shreddies Flatulence-Filtering Underwear; specifically the , which are similar to your everyday boxer briefs except for the whole farting freely thing. Shreddies—which come in a couple different styles for both men and women—use an activated carbon-back panel made of Zorflex, which is usually used for wound-contact dressing but also claims to absorb all flatulence odors. The odor vapors that come from your gas get trapped and neutralized by the cloth.
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".