C&L reader Michael sent me this code:
using this url: http://haloscan.com/comments/crooks/<number>
Where <number> is the article number that follows the anchor tag
(minus the 'a' character) in a story's perma-link.
This story has a perma-link of: http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/01/30.html#a6935
So the haloscan link would be: http://haloscan.com/comments/crooks/6935
Try it out until haloscan works again.