It's not pretty.
No one wants it.
And yet, despite requiring approval for comments, my professional blog has become an unwilling target.
Thank goodness for Akismet, who says:
You are using monochrome theme with 0 widgets. This is WordPress version 2.5.1.
Akismet has protected your site from 8,592 spam comments already, but there's nothing in your spam queue at the moment.
Ahhh.... that's relief.