Somehow it's a lot less fun this year, with most of the winners using their donations to leverage content for advertising space (Cirque du Soleil got the cover for $3,050; Gay Bingo got a full page ad for $697; Seattlest got what must be the best bargain of them all -- the "Suggests" section, probably the most-read page in the paper, for $127.50) instead of quirky purposeless self-promotion.
Really, I'm just kicking myself. For about $127.50, I could've bought "Last Days". Imagine: someone else typing about my activities of daily living for a whole week! In the newspaper!