In my defence, I claim that yesterday's post was very carefully planned filler :)
It does occur to me that we've both now made the required post for today. Of course, it'll be 23 hours and about 44 minutes until you know if that's the case.
So, after 2 hours of writing some truely horrid Java code, I now have some shiny new comment stats from my shiny new LJ Stat-o-matic!
Total Commenters: 79
Total Comments: 1676 (not including 148 deleted and 3 screened)
Credit where credit's due: scrapdog's original LJ Comment wizard is the inspiration for the tool and the result formatting, although I've ended up with a different calculation for the bars (his looks logarithmic, but I couldn't be bothered to do that and just made mine linear).
The other major difference with my stats is that I've excluded deleted and screened comments from the results. This has demoted Anonymous to #9 and restored olego to his rightful place at #2.
Source code is available if you want to run it yourself, but be warned - as said above, it was thrown together rather quickly over a couple of hours and doesn't contain a single comment!