Police Or Army: Who Wore It Better?


Are we seeing double?! Nope, that’s just what happens when two of the state’s instruments of physical force bust out the exact same look. Time for a fashion face-off!

1. Kevlar Tactical Body Armor

Via Wikimedia / Getty

Uh-oh! Looks like the St. Louis County Police Department attended a peaceful protest in Ferguson rockin’ the same vest the army wore less than two months earlier in war-torn Afghanistan.

Verdict: Big fans of both, but the U.S. Army pulls it off a little better for our taste!

2. Riot Shield

Via Vaguard.dodlive.mil / Pbs.org

Two armed organizations, one outfit. Goes to show it’s not what military-grade combat apparel you wear; it’s how you wear it. Kudos to these officers for taking an international warfare–inspired ensemble and making it domestic!

Verdict: Local police, straight up owning it.

3. M84 Stun Grenade

Via Usmilitary.about.com /Rt.com

Oakland protestors got an up-close peek at this still-stylish accessory back in 2011, but as the fashion-savvy among them probably noticed, American troops had beaten them to the punch. The resemblance is really uncanny.

Verdict: Police. It takes real guts to go after the army’s trademark look, but these cops pulled it off.

4. Gas Mask

Via Military.com / Nypost.com

Hmm, maybe the army and this police department are a little too on-trend here, both sporting tear gas masks and even completing the outfit with identical polycarbonate visors. Hard to tell them apart!

Verdict: Gotta call it a tie. Either way, this design is trés soigné!

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26 Things Only People Who Studied Abroad In Australia Will Understand

It’s more funder down under.

1. It was pretty hard to concentrate on actual class because this was basically your backyard.

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2. These freakin’ birds are your enemy. They woke you up, begged for food, and stared at you on the reg.

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3. You absolutely, 100%, took a picture like this:

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4. And like this:

And like this:

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5. You traveled to Cairns to see views like this:

You traveled to Cairns to see views like this:

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6. And then tried your hand at scuba diving, while hoping you didn’t see one of the millions of deadly animals Australia has.

And then tried your hand at scuba diving, while hoping you didn't see one of the millions of deadly animals Australia has.

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7. Most of your time spent snorkeling was capturing photos like this:

Most of your time spent snorkeling was capturing photos like this:

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8. And like this:

And like this:

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Because everyone back home NEEDED to understand what you were seeing.

9. You signed up for surfing school because WHEN IN AUSTRALIA, right?!

You signed up for surfing school because WHEN IN AUSTRALIA, right?!

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10. And probably fell 12 times for every time you stood up on the board.

And probably fell 12 times for every time you stood up on the board.

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11. You tried to play a didgeridoo, and definitely failed.

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Sorry for all the spit.

12. And you ate some of these little guys’ meat.

And you ate some of these little guys' meat.

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Kelli McIntee

:( RIP

13. And when you went to your first barbecue, you learned that sandwich bread instead of buns is the only way to do it.

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14. You did all of your grocery shopping at one of these places:

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And cried every time because bottled water was $8.

15. And you were so excited to find out Australia had Target only to be left terribly disappointed when it wasn’t the same AT ALL.

And you were so excited to find out Australia had Target only to be left terribly disappointed when it wasn't the same AT ALL.

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Rude.

16. You tried to understand rugby, and didn’t at all.

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It looks like they’re building human pyramids?

17. But as much as you didn’t understand rugby, cricket was your literal nightmare.

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You mean to tell me that this match lasts THREE WHOLE DAYS?!?

18. You didn’t ever eat Ben & Jerry’s because it cost approximately an arm AND a leg.

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19. So you mostly stuck to the heaven that is Tim Tams.

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And even perfected the Tim Tam Slam.

20. Or allowed yourself to enter the paradise that is Max Brenner’s.

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Repeat after me: CHOCOLATE IS GOOD FOR YOU.

21. You posed in front of the Opera House and thought about Finding Nemo.

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PSA: 42 Wallaby Way Sydney doesn’t exist. :(

22. You made the mistake of referring to this as “shrimp on the barbie” before you learned they’re actually called “prawns.”

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And now you will never make that mistake again.

23. You developed a certain affinity for boxed wine because it was basically all you could afford.

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Want some rum? HOPE YOU HAVE $100!!

24. And you even tried to develop an affinity for Vegemite…and failed.

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Sorry, I don’t like things that don’t taste like Nutella.

25. You learned the hard way when you had some downtime.

You learned the hard way when you had some downtime.

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What kind of sorcery is this?

26. And you know that studying abroad in Australia basically ruined your life because nothing else will ever compare.

And you know that studying abroad in Australia basically ruined your life because nothing else will ever compare.

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We left our hearts down under.

Community Post: What It's Like To Move Into Your First Apartment

1. It’s time to move out and find your first apartment!

2. Time to gather up some friends and find a place to live!

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3. After what feels like years of searching…

4. …You finally find the place!

5. Signing the lease sounds like fun….but then an hour passes by and you’re still signing papers

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“Okay, just sign 20 more times and you can get your keys!”

6. Suddenly you realize how much freedom you have!

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7. RAs can’t break up your parties anymore!

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But the cops can…

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8. The first few nights with your roommates will be like a never-ending sleepover

9. And your first night alone, without your roommates will be terrifying

10. You have to start from scratch with EVERYTHING

I already know I need to get things like furniture and dishes but no one said anything about condiments, spices, or medicine!

11. That means it’s time to go grocery shopping

Whoa! Who knew groceries could cost so much!

12. Note to Self: Only buy sale items

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13. And when you finally fill the fridge, trying to find your food will become a scavenger hunt

“There’s three containers of yogurt in here, which one is mine?”

14. Cooking your own food will feel amazing!

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No more dorm food!
You decide what to eat and when to eat it!

…Until you get lazy

15. And you actually have to clean now

I’m still waiting for the apartment cleaning staff to come….

16. Dirty dishes will cause more roommate disputes than anything EVER

17. Just as you start getting used to things and thinking apartment life is easy…

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18. WATER BILL

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ELECTRIC BILL

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19. WATER B—- wait didn’t we just pay that one last week?

20. “OHMYGOODNESS! The oven is broken! What do we do?!”

No you can’t fix it. Call the repairman

21. You start to wonder if moving out was a bad idea

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22. But then you realize that this is YOUR space!

Well, you and your roommate’s

23. And you wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world

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Someone Just Interrupted Roger Goodell's Press Conference With An Elevator Violence Joke

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gave a press conference today, speaking on the domestic violence acts committed by NFL players over the past few weeks.

During the Q&A session, a man had to be forcibly removed from the room after he began screaming what sounded like, “Don’t take me into an elevator.”

Reportedly, the man in question is a writer for “The Howard Stern Show” named Benjy Bronk. There has been no confirmation as to whether this was a stunt for the show.

Here’s a Vine of the incident:

Here’s a speculation as to what actually went down:

One thing is for certain: It took Roger Goodell’s bland press conference to a whole new level.