I used to do weird things with scraping news off of web sites. I have been regularly reading a handful of web comics for a while now. Recently I combined the two and produced this.
It's essentially just a pile of code to generate RSS feeds for me from sites that don't provide RSS feeds. I was partly influenced by Intel's Mash Maker, and along the way I ran into RSSPECT, both of which seem a bit related.
It needs some love on the user-interface side, but I was just concerned with getting all of the parts working. I have been using it happily since I wrote it about a month ago.