Res Ipsa Loquitur

First-year law students learn the Latin phrase “res ipsa loquitur,” meaning “the thing itself speaks,” or “the thing speaks for itself.” It’s a fancy expression usually used in the context of negligence, as in: a piano falling from a window and crushing someone is sufficient evidence by itself of negligence.

So many titles ran through this blogger’s head for this image. “Ay Matey” first among them, but that was too obvious. “Seeing Stars” was another, but I think Res Ipsa Loquitur lends a touch of dignity to what was the most undignified moment this blogger has seen on Judy’s show.

Res ipsa loquitur = the patch speaks for itself.

Alone, and with nothing else to support it, we can conclude that Lisa does not yet know how to choose her wardrobe.

The patch could not go without comment, so Judy gave Lisa an opportunity to explain.

Lisa said she had “run into a car door.” Let’s take that on its face. She said she needed to slow down. I feel bad that Lisa hurt herself. I do. It must have been scary. Eye injuries are nothing to mess with.

But why not choose a plain eye patch in simple black? Let’s not forget that this starry monstrosity took work.

Why not simple black, Lisa?

Was this supposed to be “cute” or “fun”? Judy doesn’t do cute or fun. How is it that we viewers know this and Lisa does not? It’s not that Lisa doesn’t care with Judy thinks. I have always thought Lisa cares very much what Judy thinks. Lisa just needs a guiding hand.

Let’s turn to other wardrobe choices from last Thursday…

Judy looked swell in a long sweater set. Understated, yet elegant.

Yamiche wasn’t taking any risks, and that’s ok. Lisa took more than enough for everyone.

I like Yamiche’s white eyeshadow and nails here. Also the glossy lips.

Lisa looked darling in her interview segment:

I think she gets nervous around Judy and tries too hard. When she’s out of the studio, Lisa looks like a normal person, better dressed, even, than the average reporter on assignment:

So we know she can do it.

Fun with Latin!

2 thoughts on “Res Ipsa Loquitur

  1. Is it normal that this blog has infiltrated my subconscious to the degree that the absolute first thing I thought of when I saw that flag eyepatch was what you would say about it? Can I never just watch the news again? Ah well. Yes, it was crazy. Poor Lisa. Yes agree she should have just gone with black.


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