St. Patrick's Day is a yearly tradition in which we celebrate the patron saint of Ireland by getting irresponsibly drunk at 9 a.m. and vomiting in the back of a squad car. It doesn't matter if you're from Davenport, Iowa or New York City, you will see two adult men dressed as Leprechauns scrap in a fast food restaurant this weekend. To prepare you for the inevitable, we've gathered some of the most ridiculous news stories from St. Patrick's Days past.
I love playing basketball. Unfortunately though, I'm complete and utter trash on the court. Like, there's not enough balls-out hustle on the planet to save me from embarrassing myself on the blacktop. Thankfully, NBA legend Dominique Wilkins—who scored more than 24,000 during his Hall of Fame basketball career—agreed to meet me in Rucker Park for a one-on-one crash course in surviving as a scrub.
If youâ€™re hip to pompous marketing campaigns, then you know that the NBA Playoffs is â€œwhere amazing happens.â€? In reality, itâ€™s where celebratory Tarzan calls and griping over whistles are made slightly less insufferable by team defense and hard fouls. And since we've reached the end of the season-that-almost-wasnâ€™t we should show some respect for the playoffs that almost never happened. During the â€™98-â€˜99 strike-shortened NBA season, the No.
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".