Thanks for the questions. Here are some answers!
From Gretchen Alice:
“If you could marry a fictional character, who would you pick?”
Interesting question. It's not something I had ever thought about before. I think I would go with Tricia McMillan, a.k.a. Trillian, from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. She's brilliant, funny, and beautiful. Specifically the 2005 movie version because, hello, Zooey Deschanel.
From Allison W:
“How much does a polar bear weigh?”
mass of polar bear × magnitude of gravitational acceleration.
“Research the inner-workings of Nielsen's tv ratings system and report back why it sucks so hard.”
“If a Gregor is thrown down the stairs, does he land on his feet?”
“Why, after having eaten an Altoid, does my mouth taste even grosser than before?”
Because you need to brush yo teeth.
“Who is better: Zooey Deschanel, Audrey Hepburn, Felicia Day, or Kristen Bell? And why?”
Ridiculous question. That's like asking “What type of bear is best?”
“Who tells funnier jokes: Demetri Martin, Eddie Izzard, or Aziz Ansari? And why?”
Eddie Izzard. He's a master of putting together a rambling monologue about all sorts of things, pantomiming characters, and tying it all together.
“What's down there?”
Again? Boxes. A washing machine.
“Do you believe in ghosts?”
Hmm. I don't think so. I do believe in spiritual forces interacting with the physical world at times, but I think of that as distinct from a “ghost” of someone who's died.
“What's the one thing you'd like to do before you die?”
Figure out the one thing I'd like to do before I die. I tend to just take life a day at a time, but I guess “get married” is a good answer here.
“What's your favorite coffee drink?”
All of them. Or how about Baileys and coffee? Or pumpkin spice latte? Or peppermint mocha? Or gingerbread latte? Or ALL OF THEM. Ok, maybe not hazelnut.
“What's on your Christmas list?”
Shoot, I have hardly thought about Thanksgiving, much less Christmas. Um, Doctor Who Blu-rays.
“What's your favorite Christmas movie?”
In recent years it's probably been Elf. Home Alone and It's a Wonderful Life are other staples.
“If you had to choose a different careeer without worrying about college and stuff, what would you choose?”
Probably either graphic design or architecture.
From Allison S:
“If you could design an impossible vacation, what would it be?”
Around the world in 80 days, hitting (in no particular order) Alaska, Hawaii, Antarctica, Iceland, England, France, Italy, Switzerland, South Africa, India, China, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and other places inbetween.