More housekeeping:

A phenomenon has been occurring, seemingly at random, but perhaps with some purposeful variation which has not yet been manifest to mortal man: when one clicks upon a post through the reader, comments from other posts appear.  In my own attempts to scientifically define and possibly to synthetically reproduce the anomaly, it generally brings up comments to Laura’s birthday post.  (Happy Birthday Laura)  It also likes to play dead, and will suddenly allow you to see all the proper comments for any number of posts on end.  I can only conclude that we are, in fact, being Watched By a Duck: a fear I have long had, and which evidently has come true.  If you can think of any other explanation let me know, but mine has a lot going for it.