You can make fake newspaper articles and headlines and book covers
by using your computer software and printer.

To mock up a newspaper article, simply find the column function of
your word processor and set the column width to approximate a real
newspaper. It does not matter that your are not holding up actual newsprint
because you could have simply cut the article from a newspaper and had it
photocopied. If you want to actually use a real newspaper, you could go through
a lengthy trial and error process trying to shade a piece of laser paper to
approximate the color of your newspaper. I guess you could also find some
actual newsprint that would feed through your printer. The easiest way is to
simply paste or tape your headline or article on one of the inside pages of a real
newspaper and then open the paper so you can read the paste up, but the audience
can not really see it.

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Humorist and parody writer David Glickman gave me this really funny idea . He
uses his color inkjet printer to duplicate the black box and yellow letters that are
on the front of all the “Dummies” series of books. He then pastes his new title over
the one on an actual “Dummies” book. The rest of the cover is so busy that people
only focus on the big black box. From a distance you can’t even tell it is a mockup.
I just used this techniques for a big cable company. The title was, “Digital Cable TV
Maintenance and Installation for Dummies.” It is not too funny to you, but to the
targeted audience it was hilarious.

You can also mock up fake telegrams and letters from well known people who are
not at the event.

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