Last year we were forced to move to JS-Kit Echo's commenting system after JS-Kit bought Haloscan.
Today we found out that JS-Kit Echo upped it's prices from $12 a year to $25 or $50 a month for a blog like ours, and that is simply not feasible nor necessary, so we will be migrating to Disqus.
I will be working on the new theme over the next few hours and will try my best to recover all previous comments.
UPDATE: Most the comments are back but we lost a few threads. I will try importing them another time tomorrow.