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Patrick September 8, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Hi, Xeno. Do you by any chance know of a site, or a way that I can choose the news that I want to read?
Isn’t there a site for serious news? Where I dont have to read entertainment news or box-office receipts or stories about kidnapped girls in the swamp?
This is random, I know. I just find that your site is the first site I go to in the morning, and then I head to BBC Science and the NY TIMES but even with those I have to wade through the drek.
Google news too, only let’s you select news to a certain extent.
Just wondering.

Xeno September 9, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Hi Patrick,
Since we all have different interests the best we can do is approximate, but RSS news feeds are great. I use several to quickly find the stories to post here.

Here is mine:Last 10 Xenophilius Posts (RSS)

Directions for Firefox: Click the link, then click Subscribe. You should then have the RSS feed in your bookmarks toolbar. Example here. Then you can click the feed and see the new topics I post (usually daily).

If you have a large number of feeds, try an RSS feed aggregator. This way you can avoid the swamp girls.

Patrick September 10, 2009 at 12:04 am

Thanks! I think I remember seeing some desktop graphic with a bunch of rss feeds in a sorta dna helix pattern but that may have been at the mac store.
Much appreciated! Keep up the great work!

Hillbilly Hick November 6, 2009 at 6:26 am

I saw Bigfoot once. 1951, back in Sequoia National Park. Had a foot on him thirty-seven inches heel to toe. It made a sound I would not want to hear twice in my life.

Xeno November 6, 2009 at 6:55 am

How close were you? How long did you watch him? What was he doing? What physical details to you recall? Can you describe the sound? Did he see you? Was he partly invisible? (I ask because a researcher who has written to me believes based on several reports of people seeing “parts only” that bigfoot has evolved a natural camouflage that is almost like an invisibility cloak. It may kick in when danger is present.

Biff Tannen December 5, 2010 at 5:42 am

Helllooo McFly,

“I saw Bigfoot once. 1951, back in Sequoia National Park. Had a foot on him thirty-seven inches heel to toe. It made a sound I would not want to hear twice in my life.”

A quote from the 1977 movie “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind”.

Think McFly, think…! Google or Wikiquote something before you seriously respond or the joke’s on you. Now I have got to make like a tree and get out of here.


Xeno December 6, 2010 at 4:03 am

Niiiice. Thanks Biff, Xeno got punk’d. Heh.

pyrodin March 2, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Well, I bet the military would love to get their hands on him too!

yikaozhu July 18, 2011 at 9:51 am

I agree to the you

Cole March 21, 2010 at 1:51 am

Hey Xeno, look at this:

Doesn’t that look like Stonehenge is made of metal covered with concrete? What could this mean do you think? 🙁

Xeno March 21, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Good find Cole! My first thought is that there was some restoration done and that is what the iron looking stuff under the stone is. The could have built something to get the remaining stone to stand up as it was originally intended… anyone know for certain?

Cole March 21, 2010 at 10:33 pm

You can also move around in Street View for different angles.

Yes, that is possible that it is a support. But then, it looks like the rock is actually folding around it from all angles, so unless the pressure from it made it start to sag somehow, I have no idea.

By the way, if people find strange things like this, here should we put them? I put it as a comment here because I was unsure what else to do.

Cole March 21, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Wait, could it have anything to do with this?

Xeno March 22, 2010 at 5:41 am

Wow! Thanks for that link… Veeeery interesting, Cole. Looks like my guess about restoration was right, but I didn’t know it was little known … I wonder how much the original placement of the stones was changed… There could have been a different meaning … More or less like a planetarium, or calendar, etc….

Cole March 22, 2010 at 5:57 am

Yeah, how much of the original purpose is now lost to history?

pyrodin April 14, 2010 at 7:59 pm

there’s a replica of it somewhere around Hunt Texas-fyi

Cole May 23, 2010 at 6:17 am

As of right now you have exactly 800 pages of posts on here. 🙂

Sophie July 23, 2010 at 8:57 am

Hello Xeno,

I am writing to ask if I have your permission to use the following photo ( as part of a research poster presentation on the benefits of exercise for anxiety disorders.

I am an MSc Occupational Therapy student, therefore I will not be making money from this research. I am hoping to deliver this presentation at a conference. The photo will be referenced within the poster with ‘kind permission given’.

Please let me know

I Look forward to hearing from you.

Warm Regards

Sophie Kennish

PS It’s not like it was in the old days when you could just use clip art.

MSc OT Student, UEA, Norwich

Xeno July 24, 2010 at 1:44 am

This was not my own photo, so I can’t give you permission, but I think i found it here:

Not sure about the laws in the UEA, Norwich, but I’ve been going by the Fair Use provision of US copyright law.

Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

Cole July 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Aha! I found it! I found the comment button. I’m sorry, this skin is really confusing. The one right before this was at least ok, I could find my way around, but the original one was great.

arjay001 August 5, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Must be the old/new skin or is it the new/old skin? I wanted to ask how the chat worked out? I left a few tells. I invisioned hundreds of notes every day waiting for you. It wouldn’t be like that if you only had a few followers. But…

” #1, #3 & #4 slots today on the Google search for ‚Äúbest strange news blog‚Äù‚Ķ out of 15.6 million pages. Neat.”

Pretty neat!

Time to sell some ad space??

Take care

Xeno August 6, 2010 at 12:32 am

I was just wondering today how much money I’m not making by not selling ad space.

Luckily, because I am descended from kings, ha ha, no, actually because my palladium investments are doing so well, I don’t need the money and I very much like having a blog with zero ads… other than very rarely, for products or companies I respect, I will sell a few links in words of an article.

About twice a year an advertiser will make me an offer I can’t refuse and I’ll take the money and help a friend who lost a job or something.

Mostly the chat I put up resulted in a lot of “hi” and “test” messages, too many keep up with in real time. I got some great stories, however, when I asked people to post the strangest thing that ever happened to them. That was fun.

– Xeno

isoftusernet August 5, 2010 at 9:42 pm

So you dont know using tag…? best all

arjay001 August 5, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Yes…But I am not good at it. You can’t delete a failed attempt. I have made a few attempts, but they didn’t work. So Until I get a tag that works for pictures, I will reframe from trying. I can get videos to post OK. Maybe this will work?? If you see a picture, I did it.

1st attempt:

2nd attempt:


arjay001 August 5, 2010 at 11:23 pm

OK 3rd and last attempt:

arjay001 August 5, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Ok lets see you do it 🙂



Xen September 5, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Hi Xeno,

How do you pronounce your name? I hear the incorrect ‘Zee-no’ instead of the correct ‘Zeh-no’ more frequently. FYI: The original greek is pronounced with the x in tact as ‘kseh-no.’

What if it was just Xen. Wouldn’t it be pronounced ‘Zen’ not ‘Zeen’



Xeno September 5, 2010 at 8:43 pm

I pronounce it “seen oh” – as in “Xeno, Xeno, what does he know?” – but that is because I’m Italian and not Greek.

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Cole October 31, 2011 at 6:06 am

Hey, Xeno. I don’t know what caused it, or if you knew about it; but since the beginning of September whenever I tried to visit your blog, WordPress would tell me it was suspended or archived due to a violation of ToS. It just let me back on tonight. It seems you’ve been posting with no trouble; just wanted to see if you know what that was about. Good to have you back.

Xeno October 31, 2011 at 6:26 am

Oh weird, thanks. WordPress has some real problems with their automated suspension system. My site has been wrongly suspended and then re-instated so many times I stopped counting. If I notice it is suspended, I get right on it by emailing them and submitting forms. I didn’t even know it was possible for me to see the blog and (some?) of you to get the Suspended message. Did you try hitting reload in your browser? Depending on your ISP and settings, you may see an old version of a web site until you reload/refresh.

Cole October 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm

I always tried reloading it a few times, and I tried visiting almost every day since it started to see if it would be fixed. I have no idea what happened. I’m glad it’s fixed now. I was afraid maybe you were banned for good or something, and had given up, because none of your other websites mentioned the suspension. It makes sense now that they wouldn’t if you didn’t know. Oh well, I skimmed through and got up-to-date. 🙂

Xeno October 31, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Hi Cole, Thanks for sticking with me! I intend to keep blogging as long as I’m able, and I’d like to live past 100 years old so there is a lot of ground to cover. If you ever can’t view the blog, drop me a line at and I’ll get on it.

Craig T January 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm

[Narrative removed. This person years ago claimed in this space that his neighbors read his mind and listen to everything he says and does, judging his decisions to drive him mad. We hope he found a way to move or otherwise get some peace.]

[Address and phone removed. Please don’t post personal identity information on this blog. Thanks. – Management]

KONY2012 March 7, 2012 at 8:26 pm

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KONY2012 March 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm

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