A. "Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent." Walt Kelly
A. "Bridge Over Troubled Water," by Simon & Garfunkle. "He, Watching Over Israel," by Felix Mendelssohn. "Keep Me, God," by Iris Dement.. "In My Life," by the Beatles, "Born This Way," by Lady Gaga. .
A. I have always wanted to be a back-up singer for a Motown group like the 1960s-era Supremes. Obviously, this involves not just acquiring a new talent, but time travel as well.
A. I asked my youngest daughter this question, and her reply was, "Your surly demeanor." Book reviewers, take note.
A. The scorpion in Aesop's fable, who gets the frog to carry him across a river and then stings the frog anyway "because it's my nature." That explains villains pretty well, I think.