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If you were a charity with an amazon wishlist how would you promote it? You are a big social media user and prescence online. I'm looking for ideas - online or otherwise, yours or maybe if any readers have good ideas? It looks like a massive overwhelming area and I just need a few key pointers

Pretty much the only answer which won't cost a chunk of money is social sharing, get the people involved with the charity to post about it on facebook/twitter and the like. Then get them to get their friends to pass the message on. If there are lots of people at the charity who don't maintain a social media presence then make sure it is easy for them to ask others, their kids for example, to do it on their behalf. May be worth thinking about hashtags and other ways of raising the visibility of the posting. I do like the idea of an Amazon wishlist as a way of soliciting physical donations of needed items.

What are your favorite junk foods?

All of it. Really there isn't a fast food style I don't like in some way or other.

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Where are my cuddles?

Has nobody invented an internet cuddle delivery mechanism yet? I am in no fit state to travel.

What's the biggest expression of outrage you've performed in a public setting?

I've been on several protests, mostly digital rights issues. I've got very angry with someone for not worrying about someone collapsed on the pavement because they're homeless. I am often seen spewing invective on the internet.

What is wrong with the youth of today?

Not much apart from not carrying telescopes. There are bad apples but every generation has those. Wish I knew the secret to getting more of them politically engaged though.


My favourite person? Well I love you whoever you are. Do you want to narrow it down? For example Suzie is my favourite SM/PM.

How is your moral compass? (Likewise your social barometer, your semantic sundial, your sexual thermometer, your political abacus)

I have no morals. I am a grade a bastard. As for the rest it all points up! ;->

Following the question about outie belly buttons, have you seen many inverted nipples? A child at my school was afflicted with both.

I don't recall many. Is afflicted too strong a word?

How common are outie belly buttons? have you seen many in your life?

Wikipedia says approximately 1 in 10 are outies. I haven't seen many.

Have you seen and played with Google this morning?

If you mean the doodle yes. Although what else you could mean i don't know, unless someone has named their cat Google. Has someone named their cat Google? They have haven't they. Google cat. Probably quite difficult to google Google cat.

Is it time to give up on the garden 'til spring, or would that be wussy? (It's half paved, the easier half - by friend/slave labour mind!)

Frank Little
Only thing to be done in the garden this time of year is plant a few winter veg.

What can I cook for dinner? something for 3 people that isn't pasta based and isn't complicated or a faff. I'm totally out of inspiration!

I suppose it depends on your definition of faff. A good risotto can be done with minimal faff but takes time at the stove. Steak and chips can be faff free if you have a decent fryer; similarly mussels. If you want to just put something on and ignore it this is good stewing/casseroling weather.

Is it really sadism if the masochist enjoys it?

It strikes me that this is the sort of question where a single simple technically correct answer doesn't exist and it depends on who you are asking. If we are talking sexually (I assume we are on my ask.fm) then if the parties involved are getting what they want out of it who cares how the words are strictly defined?

Do you think that there are any topics that there should be more movies about?

I you take the totality of film-making rather than Hollywood output alone there is a great breadth of topics being shot. Maybe we just need a bit more money to get these to a bigger audience.

Kittens or kedgeree?

Kedgeree, we have a cat, that would probably object to kittens, also kedgeree isn't a vector for occasional attacks of tiny biting bastards.


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