NOT the News: Carens and Criminals

Thursday 22 October

Would you name your child BigPond for free WiFi?

If you live in Switzerland, you could cut the cost of living by naming your child after your Internet provider! In Not The News, Lachy told us all about Twifus, one of the names a baby could be saddled with so that their parents can get free Wi-Fi.

Karens not longer allowed to annoy in SanFran due to CAREN law

Caren with a ‘C’ made NOT the news in a story banning people from making annoying pointless complaints or racially biased calls to 911 in the USA.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the Caution Against Racial and Exploitative Non-Emergencies (CAREN) Act protecting emergency phone operators in that city from abuse. If a call is not an emergency, the call operator has the right to end the call, without having to speak to the manager.

A hot mug shot disproves the theory that crime doesn’t pay

Always ready for their close up, Wendy and Lachy go deep on whether the so-called “Hot Felon”, Jeremy Meeks is actually hot. The debate was sparked when Bilal Houchar, 35, one of Australia’s most wanted men, organised a photo of him holding two sub-machine guns to be sent to The Daily Telegraph. It turns out Mr Houchar didn’t like the mug shot the paper was using of him, which made him appear, well, almost ‘angelic’ according to Wendy. It led to a big reveal of people we admire who’ve had their not-so-happy-snap taken by the police for a mug shot. It’s a list that includes Bill Gates, Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra and Bruno Mars. But NOT Lachy or Wendy.

Jemery Meeks: From mugshot to model.

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