I followed the bread crumbs over at Rarity's and installed a recent comments blogger hack. It's much better than blogger's option, but it's still a bit twitchy since it's not displaying in chronological order. At least, not on my version of Safari.
Please note that it's only able to show recent comments from the posts on the main page.
I'll leave it up for a while so you can see if you like it. Let me know if you find it useful.
tags: blogger hacks, recent comments