I just realized that a combination of a computer glitch and human error (mine) accidentally tightened the spam filter for about two days. A couple dozen comments were caught. I just went through and released them.
I hope I found them all amidst the staggering amount of real spam (e.g. “buy xanax cheap” — not that such offers wouldn’t come in handy somedays).
My apologies to new and old readers alike if you tried to post and failed. Please keep those comments coming!