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15:42 UK time, Friday, 23 July 2010

So the government has plans to publish the death rates of individual surgeons and that 60% above the average is unacceptable (Can chance make you a killer?). Are they going to be surprised when surgeons refuse to operate on high risk patients? Or that safe procedures are preferred over "effective" ones. Will a death due to not operating be the same as a death in an operation? I suspect that the days of experienced surgeons doing cutting edge (sorry) operations on chronically ill patients will be over.
Andrew, Malvern, UK

The Go Figure Chance Calculator? "Go figure", Magazine Monitor? Oh dear. I suppose soon you'll be describing everything as "awesome" and having a crush on Zac Efron...
Susie, Twickenham
Monitor note: I, like, confirm nothing and deny nothing.

In The man behind the diaries, I liked: "But soon afterwards, Pepys got the sort of surprise that often lurks in new homes: "Going down into my cellar I put my foot into a great heap of turds [from his neighbour's toilet]... which doth trouble me."
Elizabeth Thoburn Fitch @BBC News Magazine

I don't know about them finding the "God Particle", but in your video report, Professor John Butterworth looks like he has God's alarm clock on his desk.
Christian Cook, Epsom, UK

I'm not sure which is worse, cheating the benefits system or wearing incorrect clothing for golf. Surely he should know that if you are wearing shorts (tailored only, please) then you should wear knee length socks. Outrageous behaviour.
Judy, Leeds

Had to read this headline a few times to figure out what was going on:
Coronation Street cat's ashes smash auction target.
Sarah, Nantwich

What's happened to Weekly Bonus Question? Tedious Friday afternoon tasks are just not bearable without it. Was it something we said? Did we embarrass it with our responses? Has it had to make way for other questions in the light of BBC cut-backs?
I think we should be told.
Fi, Gloucestershire, UK
Monitor note: WBQ was last seen packing its bags for a sunshine mini-break.

Re Comic Sans = Lemonade Stand. On the other hand, I'd have hoped a Fortune 500 company would know which words to capitalise.
georgie_guy @BBC_magazine

Adam (Thursday letters), get your Raincoat...
Fee Lock, Hastings, East Sussex

A Helvetica and a Verdana walk into a bar. The barman says "Oi! Get out! We don't want your type in here!"
Keith Chegwin, London

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