Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Bidder buys $1.5 million space date with Leonardo DiCaprio

How much would you pay to get locked in a spaceship with DiCaprio? At an auction to benefit AIDS research, a man buys three days of training and a trip … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Practice makes perfect? Not so much

Jason Mraz, world famous performer with “perfect pitch”.   Turns out, that old “practice makes perfect” adage may be overblown. New research led by Michigan State University’s Zach Hambrick finds … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett dies at 53

Australian rocker Chrissy Amphlett, the Divinyls lead singer whose group scored an international hit with the sexually charged “I Touch Myself” in the early 1990s, died Sunday after a battle … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Confusing Twitter hashtag leave Cher fans in mourning

… Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away today.She was admired and derided in almost equal measure. Some adored how she assaulted entrenched British institutions with her handbag. Others … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carrie Fisher to return as Leia in new Star Wars film

Carrie Fisher to return as Leia in new Star Wars films 4 hrs ago from CNET The actress says she’ll reprise the galactic role that made her famous. The Force … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Watch the 2013 Oscars Free on the Internet

This wasn’t easy to find, but here’s a working stream of ABC which is broadcasting the Oscars tonight:  http://ufreetv.com/abc.html

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Congressman says ‘Lincoln’ depicts Connecticut vote erroneously

Watching the movie “Lincoln” on Saturday, Rep. Joe Courtney was perplexed during the climactic scene. Two of his predecessors from nearly 150 years ago, lawmakers representing the state of Connecticut … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment