Read these 19 Newsletter Fillers and Fun Stuff Tips tips to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Each tip is approved by our Editors and created by expert writers so great we call them Gurus. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Newsletter tips and hundreds of other topics.
Newsletter fillers are all the fun "extras" you use to fill in the blank spaces, the "holes," in your paste-ups. The examples are endless and include such things as quotations, articles, crossword puzzles, recipes, unusual facts, cartoons and more!
Be sure to keep a good selection handy...you just never know when you'll need just a "little more stuff!"
You can only tear a piece of newspaper smoothly when you tear vertically because the newsprint is made up of tiny wood fibers which line up in the same direction, up and down, on the page. When you tear a newspaper from top to bottom, it tears evenly because you are tearing in the direction of the grain.
If you're online and you're bored, here's an addictive websurfing game you can play using Google.com. The object of the game is to create a two-word phrase that returns exactly ONE listing. Think it sounds too easy? Here's a look at some not-so-common phrases that returned several listings (as of May 27, 2002):
"Google Moogle" - 248 listings
"Cranky Sweatpants" - 506 listings
"Chewbacca Hairdo" - 191 listings
"Lamppost Driveway" - 835 listings
His Girl Friday...remake of the Front Page with Grant as conniving editor, Russell as star reporter (and his ex-wife), and Bellamy as the mama's boy she's trying to marry amid a hot murder story. Copyrightę Leonard Maltin, 1998-2001 COMEDY Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
"You should use a comma whenever you have a need to pause in a sentence. EXAMPLE: 'So me and Tiffany were at the mall and she ate like four of those big fudge squares which is why her butt is the size of a Volkswagen Jetta I don't know WHAT Jason sees in, wait a minute I'm getting another call.'" -- Dave Berry
All the President's Men...Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford are perfectly matched as (respectively) Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, whose investigation into the Watergate scandal set the stage for President Richard Nixon's eventual resignation. DRAMA Starring: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards
There was once an advertising writer who had a great idea for a headline. It might have been the best ad headline of all time.
He knew that it would win awards, praise, and a promotion. He quickly sketched it on a bar napkin.
Then, he sat his glass of bourbon on the rocks on the napkin.
The melting ice made the headline turn into a blob. The next morning, the writer didn't even remember writing a headline.
Taken from "Fun With Fonts" by David E. Carter
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The Parallax View...Beatty plays Joseph Frady, an arrogant investigative reporter who witnesses the assassination of a United States senator and then discovers that other reporters who were on the scene are dying under mysterious circumstances. With the help of his editor, Cronyn, Frady goes underground to infiltrate the Parallax Corporation, which uses mind control to train assassins. MYSTERY & SUSPENSE Starring: Warren Beatty, William Daniels, Hume Cronyn
The Year of Living Dangerously...set in Indonesia in 1965, the film focuses on a group of Caucasian journalists and photographers who are in Jakarta to cover the political upheavals that are threatening to collapse the unstable government of President Sukarno. DRAMA Starring: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hamilton
The Pelican Brief...law student Roberts' life is endangered when she discovers evidence of a conspiracy behind the killings of two Supreme Court justices. She enlists the help of an investigative reporter, Washington, and the two become fugitives. MYSTERY & SUSPENSE Starring: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington
The Paper...twenty-four hours in the life of a NY newspaper and its harried editors, who are trying to manage their troubled private lives against the unyielding demands of a deadline (and a few small questions about ethics). Copyrightę Leonard Maltin, 1998-2001 COMEDY Starring: Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Randy Quaid, Jason Alexander, Marisa Tomei