I have just released a script, JODPIE Bar, that works quite fine on WordPress sidebar.
JODPIE Bar is thought to use only a little section of web page display, providing in it a partial and modified presentation of Open Directory Project data using an on the fly randomizer. Links are displayed using thumbshots provided by Thumbshots.org.
With this script it's possible to embed live Open Directory data in a web page just in seconds; after inserting few lines in a section of a web page and live Open Directory data will be displayed in such section.
JODPIE Bar is customizable with four variables:
Suggestions are welcome.