This blag has been hacked. Sorry.
As those reading by RSS may have noticed, there are ads being inserted periodically into the bottom of xkcd blag posts. They’re hidden from the web view. This is due to a security hole in WordPress 2.7.x and 2.8 (and possibly others). davean is watching packet flow and trying to figure out exactly how it happens, but in the meantime, sorry for the annoyance. One way or another, it should be solved soon.
I just had extremely minor surgery this morning (removing a lipoma from my right arm). I’m fine; it’s just a paranoid better-safe-than-sorry thing. But I’m writing this under the influence of the lingering anesthetics and my first-ever Vicodin. No interesting side effects so far other than dizziness, a higher rate of typing errors, and the tendency to zoom images all the way in and stare at them for several minutes at a time. Why *is* that cat in the ceiling, anyway? Hello, internet.