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17:17 UK time, Friday, 18 June 2010

sheen_hayward.jpgBearing in mind he has cornered the market in portraying real people (Kenneth Williams, Tony Blair, David Frost) should Michael Sheen be contacting his agent about portraying BP chief executive Tony Hayward in the inevitable TV movie that will ensue?
Zoe, Birmingham, UK

Re the US bashing around the "USA wins 1-1" (Wednesday's Paper Monitor), this explains the context behind (what I think might be the mother of all) tongue-in-cheek headlines.
Behn K, Plymouth

Is Monitor in cahoots with Murdoch? That's two days in a row the quote of the day has been from The Times and I've been confronted with an angry paywall when innocently trying to "find out more". Hurrumph.
Phil, Oxford

Re Do you drink more than you think? Lager with lime - Strawberry Diaquiri - Pimms with cucumber - Cherry brandy - Ketel One Lemon Vodka... there's your five daily fruit & veg servings.
Alan Foley @BBC News Magazine

I see Lee Dixon is offering valuable insights as to how England can win against Algeria. Might I, as a humble layperson, suggest that the best way (or possibly the only way) would be for England to score more goals than Algeria.
John Whapshott, Westbury, England

"The killing of Jews was not good, but everybody has a positive and negative side" (Hitler memorabilia 'attracts young Indians' ). Unbelievable. Can we send Dimple Kumari a few more books that demonstrate that the ever so slightly 'negative side' of Hitler was actually extraordinarily cruel, vindictive and power-crazed evil?

Joel (Thursday letters), I probably won't be alone in pointing out that actually, the World Series isn't named after The New York World at all, rather a gradual shortening of World Championship Series. You can read more about it on the Snopes myth-busting website.
Ben Merritt, Sheffield, England

I was once teasing an American friend about the World Series only having teams from the US. He said "Hey, put a team together and we'll play you." Check-mate to him, I feel.
Phil, Guisborough

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