Whenever someone brings up a Hall of Famer on his last legs at the end of a brilliant career, supposedly shrinking in the shadow of his former glory, they're almost always talking about Willie Mays. Perhaps it is the age and generation of the storyteller, but he's the example people use. It was sad to see Willie limping around the field in his final years with the Mets. He deserved to go out better than that.
When Christopher Nolan was preparing to release his galactic epic, he cited sci-fi classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner as his inspirations. And the director was on a hot streak, having just completed his acclaimed The Dark Knight trilogy and also finding success with the mind-bending Inception. So what exactly happened with Interstellar?
by The End of the 00sIn January 2000, the world was conquerable. New York City was cleaner, crime was down, Disney was taking up half of Times Square and you could buy a pack of cigarettes for three bucks. There were jobs everywhere, and it felt like the city was an infinite playground. It was what brought me here. It’s what brought thousands of us.
@TaraAriano@mehpatrol@lindsayism I had forgotten about the team-building exercises. A great way to build teams is to launch 10 people who work on the other side of the country doing something entirely different (who everybody hates for doing it) into little groups where they know no one, doing something stupid.
@TaraAriano@mehpatrol@lindsayism My favorite part of the trip to Santa Monica was being so miserable during the all-day meetings I started scribbling down random trivia things in my notebook -- "Name all Big Ten teams!" "How many apostles were there?" "Name 15 famous dogs" -- to look like I was paying attention.
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".