As for the other 98% of you... well, if you didn't see that post of mine begging for charitable cash, now's your chance to make good. Why not head over to The Walker Brothers' donation page and kick in a few bucks for the Los Angeles AIDS Walk? They could certainly use your help!
I'd offer some kind of incentive to get you to help out, but I'm not sure what I could do. Send you a bottle of wine? Nah, gets expensive and isn't legal to ship to a lot of places. Write you poetry? Nah, I'll leave that to professionals. Make up an elaborate story about that time we hooked up at the MLA? Nah, probably not believable. So just do it because you know it's right. Ignore all that "bronze" level BS and just give $2 or $5. Great works are possible only when there are lots of small contributions involved (and I WILL kill you if you refer to them as "a thousand points of light.")
Update: Because the AIDS walk folks won't let you donate less than $25, I have the following modest proposal for you:
1. If you want to donate $2, $5, or $10, PayPal me the money at imipolex [at] gmail.com
2. I will then match your donation 100%
3. Finally, when all donations are in, I will round up to the nearest $25 and make the donation anonymously.
This offer expires at midnight tonight, October 6, 2007. You won't get a receipt for tax purposes, but I do solemnly swear I will not spend your donation money on merlot. Please feel free to forward this offer to good friends of yours, but my generosity is limited: I will match only up to a total of $250 (that is, if you all donate $300, I'll only kick in $250).