If you could choose between monsters or aliens, which would you rather be? -- ANIMAL BABY, BEMIDJI, MN
DEAR ANIMAL BABY: I think it would be fun to be either an alien or a monster. Aliens get to fly through space, explore planets, make crop circles, and probe humans--but monsters get to scare little kids, and I think that would be a bit more fun. Nothing could be more delightful than jumping out of some kid's closet in the middle of night and scaring him, then hiding and watching as the crying child tries to explain to his disbelieving parents that there really was a monster there. Then of course jumping out again as soon as his parents go back to bed.