Humour is very subjective; we don’t all find the same things funny. No doubt some people find two very silly girls chattering on and on non-stop, in extremely high-pitched voices about inconsequential matters, to be ‘side-splittingly funny’ as opposed to irritating and irrelevant. In fact, there was some quite sincere laughter in Wood Hall, which, even though I could not join in, I had to respect.
The title Help! I’m American! is indicative of the content – comedian DK Reinemer reflects the aplologetic tone of many folks south of the 49th for what is happening in their country. However, the show is billed as ‘only-slightly-political’ and off-the-wall humour is the main theme here. This young guy is full of infectious energy and is good at winding his audience up, so many of the 60 minutes run like a pep talk.
The Lost and Found Puppet Company deserves first prize for creativity in this delightful show about an ongoing battle between beavers and summer visitors to the Laurentian Mountains near Montreal. The two young women, one from Montreal, one from Vancouver, are both dressed as beavers and come complete with trilling sounds which are not any language but are completely understandable.
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".