Tag: humor but not really

Ludens Locutus


“Ludens Locutus” (or something similar, correct me if you like, it’s been a while), can be loosely translated into having “spoken a joke,” and it’s a common enough trope these days that I think it needs to be called out as some sort of flourish, rhetorical at best, cowardly at worst.

The latest person to jump aboard the Ludens Locutus Locomotive is our friend AOC, who’s now claiming that her unequivocal, like, statement that the, like, world is going to, like, end in, like, twelve years (giving her a bit of wiggle room to say, like, eleven or thirteen), was a joke all along, and we are nothing but a bunch of unsophisticated morons for not spotting her mordant wit. Since she made the original statement in January, I don’t believe she’s distanced herself from it at all, and she’s doubled down a few times to the effect that if we have not reduced greenhouse gases by at least 50% by 2030, we’re done.


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“When the Lord closes a door, somewhere, another one slams shut.” I’ve written before about one of my family’s favorite sayings, coined by my stepdaughter Jenny, that “into each life some rain must fall. But not into ours. Our lives are where the garbage is delivered.” And yet we struggle on, careening from calamity to […]

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