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Paper Monitor

14:04 UK time, Thursday, 3 May 2012

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

One of the things Paper Monitor likes about the Daily Telegraph is the sheer volume of stories.

Yes, the paper is a little bit tricky to manipulate on a crowded bus, but there's a lot of it.

The semi-straightness of the headlines also provides the occasional snippet of joy.

"TS Eliot, Brut and a sexual warmth: the student love life of Barry Obama".

It's kind of tongue-in-cheek and kind of straight Telegraph at the same time.

"Pair picked up a theme park penguin after vodka beach party".

There's an echo of the "p-p-pick up a Penguin" chocolate biscuit slogan, but it's only a light echo.

"Cameron; the pin-up years. His bedroom secrets revealed".

OK, it's a great chance for the paper to display a large image of Cheryl Tiegs in a pink bikini next to the famous bum-scratching tennis girl.

But a semi-colon chaps? Who puts a semi-colon in a headline?

Over in the Guardian, they've sent an intrepid reporter out to London's fashionable Dalston to visit Club Oto, an avant garde music venue. Italian Vogue has called it Britain's coolest.

Paper Monitor has to note that it visited, ahem, two years ago.

Catch up suckers.

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