Every once in a while you come across a utility which is just - cool. I figured I'd run a "link check" against little 'ol Critical Section to make sure nothing was broken. Surfing around I came across Xenulink, a free link checker written by Tilman Hausherr which just ... works. Awesome!
You learn some interesting things this way... turns out the L.A.Times only keeps articles posted for 7 days. After that they go into their "archives", which you must pay to access! So any link to a LAT article goes stale after 7 days. That's it, they're off the blogroll!