Ex-Con Wants to Go Back to Prison So He Can Watch Premium TV Channel for Free

We’re no strangers to weird stories here on OC, but this one’s a bit too weird even for us. A French burglar intentionally left traces of DNA all over the crime scene just so he would end up in prison and watch encrypted TV channel Canal+ for free.

A monthly subscription to French premium television channel Canal+ costs around 10 euros ($11), but inmates in French prisons can apparently watch it for free, which was apparently a good enough reason for an ex-con to commit a crime and get himself caught. Over the course of the summer, the unnamed 25-year-old man committed a series of burglaries in the Toulouse suburb of Colomiers, but there was something about his modus operandi that left investigators scratching their heads. He left traces of saliva over the crime scenes, as if he wanted his DNA to be identified. Continue reading

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Ex-Con Wants to Go Back to Prison So He Can Watch Premium TV Channel for Free

We’re no strangers to weird stories here on OC, but this one’s a bit too weird even for us. A French burglar intentionally left traces of DNA all over the crime scene just so he would end up in prison and watch encrypted TV channel Canal+ for free.

A monthly subscription to French premium television channel Canal+ costs around 10 euros ($11), but inmates in French prisons can apparently watch it for free, which was apparently a good enough reason for an ex-con to commit a crime and get himself caught. Over the course of the summer, the unnamed 25-year-old man committed a series of burglaries in the Toulouse suburb of Colomiers, but there was something about his modus operandi that left investigators scratching their heads. He left traces of saliva over the crime scenes, as if he wanted his DNA to be identified. Continue reading

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Sella Concept creates “grown-up” interiors inside London co-working space Public Hall

Public Hall by Sella Concept

London design studio Sella Concept used plush furnishings, grandiose light fixtures and a “sophisticated” colour palette to ditch the stereotypical aesthetic of startups inside this central London co-working space.

Public Hall is set within a 19th-century building in London’s Westminster, which formerly served as the headquarters of the UK secret intelligence service, MI6, and later as an apartment block.

Public Hall by Sella Concept

It now hosts a 250-member co-working space, headed up by workspace provider Huckletree, that caters to public-sector technology startups. Continue reading

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Drew Brees To See Specialist Following Injury In Saints’ Loss To the Rams

After suffering a hand injury during Sunday’s matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams, quarterback Drew Brees will be seeing a hand specialist in L.A. according to new reports.

The injury occurred early on in the first quarter of the game and found the Saints QB on the sidelines with an injured right thumb, forced to watch his squad succumb to a loss of 27-9 at LA Memorial Coliseum.

“Yeah, I am concerned. I’m hoping it’s not too significant,” Brees told reporters afterward. “I’m hoping it’s not too significant […] It’s all up in the air right now. I really don’t know at this point. There’s only so much you can do here other than have a doctor look at it on the sideline.” Continue reading

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Drew Brees To See Specialist Following Injury In Saints’ Loss To the Rams

After suffering a hand injury during Sunday’s matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams, quarterback Drew Brees will be seeing a hand specialist in L.A. according to new reports.

The injury occurred early on in the first quarter of the game and found the Saints QB on the sidelines with an injured right thumb, forced to watch his squad succumb to a loss of 27-9 at LA Memorial Coliseum.

“Yeah, I am concerned. I’m hoping it’s not too significant,” Brees told reporters afterward. “I’m hoping it’s not too significant […] It’s all up in the air right now. I really don’t know at this point. There’s only so much you can do here other than have a doctor look at it on the sideline.” Continue reading

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Clever minimalist movie posters use only circles

Nicholas Barclay is a designer and art director based in London. For his latest print series, by using only circles of various sizes and colors, Barclay took famous film titles and cleverly turned them into minimalist posters. Movies like The Matrix, Lord of The Rings, Trainspotting, Monsters Inc., Pulp Fiction, Total Recall, Harry Potter, and 101 Dalmatians are condensed into clean and clear designs, yet still recognizable.

Can you work out the references that the circles represent for each film? Check out some of the minimalist film posters below and test your film buff knowledge! You can also buy these prints at My Modern Shop. Continue reading

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