often run across blogs and homepages that ask for money. Not in exchange for goods or services, or for causes like Greenpeace or Amnesty International or anything like that, but regular people who have considerately supplied a PayPal donation button in case you want to give them money just for being groovy. Then Kickstarter came along and took everything to the next level. It's a lot like panhandling, except you don't have to leave the house. So I got to thinking, hey, I'm just as big a sellout as the next guy, why don't you support the arts and give me some free money too?

n case you need some musical encouragement, here's Spinal Tap (in their 60s incarnation as The Thamesmen) doing "Gimme Some Money."