Tank Tops in Law and Order: SVU Season 2 Episode 3: “Closure, Part II”

I don’t know much (read: anything) about fashion, but while watching an episode of Law and Order: SVU, I noticed something fascinating: the fashion director of this episode totally loves tank tops. I’m no expert in the criminal justice system, or even know what is acceptable to wear to work, but it seems weird that Olivia Benson would wear sleeveless shirts to work in the sex crimes division of the NYPD almost every day. Let me be clear that I have no problem with this. I completely support women’s right to bare arms! I just think it’s really interesting that tank tops are so prominently displayed in just one episode of my favorite television show and no one ever mentions it. So yeah, here’s a quick rundown of my favorite parts in this episode which featured about 19 scenes with women, and probably 14 involving tank tops.

In the opening scene, Detective Olivia Benson stylishly investigates a horrific rape scene while wearing a sweet jacket!
While interviewing the victim, Benson decides to get a little more casual and rocks a plain t-shirt!
Holy guac! First serious witness is sporting the always fashionable turtleneck sans sleeves.
Benson likes her style and immediately gets in on the sleeveless action!
And in Benson’s next meeting with Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cabot, Cabot joins the club!
During the long and arduous trial, Benson and Cabot help a witness prepare for trial (while enjoying some double sleeveless time together!)
Obviously, their witness (the wife of an accused rapist) thought a tank top wouldn’t be appropriate for court.

Why so much tank tops? Aren’t they generally considered not to be professional attire? I guess not, though… Everyone enjoy your freedom of arms!

Nailed it.

A Squirrel And His Typewriter

Inside his hollow stump, Squirrel was hiding,

hunched over a squirrel-typewriter, writing.

When he finished a sentence, his eyes seemed to linger

on the words freshly typed with small squirrel fingers.

Writing usually calmed him and put him at ease

(that’s why he had two squirrel writing degrees).

His pecks at the keys lacked their normal devotion.

His nervousness showed through his weary hand motion.

For the previous hour, Squirrel was keenly aware

that outside his stump, was a hungry mean Bear.

Squirrel did his best to keep Bear out of his head,

“If I’m safe in my stump, I’ll be safely… not dead.”

“So I’ll write a short story!” said Squirrel with a cry,

while silently hoping he wouldn’t become squirrel pie.

At first he wrote as a simple distraction,

but soon he became invested in his story’s action.

His tale was also about a talking squirrel,

though this one was more charming and better with girls.

His situation was similar to Squirrel’s, but more optimistic

(Honestly, the story was awful. Squirrels are so narcistic.)

His writing was lazy and sometimes he lied,

but first person narration left him self-satisfied.

The typewriter clattered and Squirrel let out a smile,

“This is actually really good, I could be here a while!”

He sipped at his scotch, before he began the third act,

but curiously, still heard the typewriter’s “clack”.

Bear’s claws finally made their way through the stump,

And enjoyed himself a nice squirrel lunch.