I'm still very new to WordPress, but am learning a lot about coding by hand (previously I used dreamweaver and flash). What I would like to be able to do, is to remove any reference to comments on select posts. Basically, when I check the "No Comments" box when writing a post, I don't want any reference to comments underneath that post. I don't want it to say "Comments are currently closed" or make any reference to comments at all. I just want a clean post with the permalink, date, time, and posted by, but no comments.
Is there a way to do this? Remember, I'm not a programmer (yet!), and I know almost nothing about php.