This month Hamilton Morris sizzled out the proverbial gate with his first column, an expose on Spice Gold. Then the Financial Times writes this (ours came out in print first, but they put theirs online before we did). About a month after we ran our story about the Welsh Virgin Suicides-like death craze, Vanity Fair comes out with a “web exclusive” on the very same thing. We know some people are needy these days, and we’re not one to make fun of have-nots. But the media at large isn’t supposed to be a charity case, taking ideas from some kind of donation bin. Last we checked, we weren't a soup kitchen.