We removed our list of recent comments from our layout a few weeks ago for a variety of reasons. We're in the process of adding several new features to the site in the next few weeks, and it's not clear whether that recent comments list will return in the layout or not.
In the meantime, there are two ways to monitor our recent comments.
1. If you use an RSS reader, you can monitor the feed http://tvbtn.disqus.com/latest.rss
2. If you don't use an RSS reader you can just watch/refresh the new Recent Comments page, which has a linked list of the posts that received the last 25 comments. Some users of the site (who don't use an RSS reader) may wish to just refresh and watch that page since it will contain both the list of Recent Posts and Recent Comments without the graphics. Just the facts, ma'am!