Here's a couple more strange 'uns.
The tao of geek : It features geeks and talks about, amongst other things, grad school, non-replicating artificial intelligences, and unemployment - all of which are to my mind, one and the same. It's along the same lines as Phdcomics, just a lot more twisted.
And while we are still on it, you might want to check out "The doppler effect", based on a story by friend and one time drinking buddy fadereu, who also blogs here . Though a bit dated (it was written around the time of the gujarat riots), it's dark, interesting and thought provoking.
 It might not be apparent, but both my blog and his blog share the same designer.