Since Marc insists that he be given credit for finding plugins I have decided to humour him. Well done Marc, and I thank you, for there is little I could have done without your help. Okay, fine, no sarcasm, the shoutbox and the Recent Comments was his idea. :)
Also, if you have the chance, get a look at this page in Konqueror or Safari (they have a better rendering engine than either gecko or trident), and have a look-see at the shadows on the titles, they look pretty.