In addition to internet commenting, when someone really wants to impart a level of gravity in their response to the Mercury, they write an email. And, if they are over 100 years old, sometimes they even "mail" us a "piece of paper" in their own "handwriting."

This week readers grappled over our cover (awesome? too soon?); Ann Romano's mockery of Jenny McCarthy's views on vaccines; the still-controversial dreadlock dis that was one of Sarah's Mirk's final salvos; and someone feels guilty about demanding free food.

Read 'em all here.

Robert Tomlinson is dismayed and extremely disappointed in this.