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Ringing the bad taste bell

Poop on TV; Oscars get a Razzie; Farewell to Larry and Paul; Fab follies
Charmin and Quilted Northern toilet paper have been lighting up the bad taste bell of late with their televised ads.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 02, 2011


The new TV season

Power to the people; enviropalooza; on the money; farewell to Dickie
Gil Scott-Heron was wrong: The revolution(s) will be televised.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 23, 2011

Elementary, my dear Watson

What is ... um ...; Satana, dead! Dead!; same-sex redux; talkin' 'bout a revolution
Phillipe and Jorge are decades-long fans of the TV game show Jeopardy! Thus, when we heard that there was to be a man-vs.-machine lock-up on the show between a supercomputer named “Watson” and two of the show’s most outstanding past champions, we flexed our mental John Henry muscles and got ready to hammer this upstart junk pile.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 18, 2011


Blackboard jungle

Taking charge; bitchin' 'bout the Steelers; campaign notes
Look who's swinging in on a vine with a long and loud Tarzan yell to take over as chairman of the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education: it's our old pal "George of the Jungle" Caruolo.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 09, 2011

Bridge to somewhere

RITBA gets it right; the Gipper's Day; Chan's has the blues; more shame in Afghanistan
Phillipe and Jorge were flabbergasted — and Casa Diablo rocked to its very foundation — by the recent actions of Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority chairman David Darlington and his board.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 02, 2011


Poop and circumstance

Vo Dilun diplomacy; the Dunkin' Donuts state; networking; royal rapping
Knickers in a horrible twist in Educationland over the announcement of a three-tiered diploma system to be introduced in Rhode Island public schools.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 26, 2011


Can't we all get along?

Let love bloom; bitching about bitching; new sign of the times; wise guys
So there Phillipe and Jorge were on Saturday, standing in line outside the Borders in Providence Place, about eight people down from a guy who looked very much like Bishop Tobin. (Tough to tell with an overcoat shrouding the usual red carpet get-up.)
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 19, 2011


Diva down!

Babysitting the Bish; nautical talk; dissing discourse
Phillipe and Jorge rushed to the home of our close pal and confidante Bishop Tommy Tobin last weekend with cold compresses and fistfuls of Valium in an effort to tend to our well-accessorized dogmatist in a time of trouble.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 12, 2011

Why the NFL sucks

Tales of the No Fun League; judging the judges; parsing the Pamphlet of Record
Oh, we meant to say "Why the NFL sucks . . . except for the Patriots." Sorry. And prepare yourself for a sporting screed.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 05, 2011

United wussies of America

Summing up '10; life in the biggest little; communication breakdowns
"We're becoming a nation of wussies." Well, that's a hell of a way to wrap up a year.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 29, 2010


Desk job

Duck and cover redux; the best Congress money can buy; the Cabrals to the rescue!
Phillipe and Jorge believe it was thoughtful during this holiday season for the US government to clue in the Great Unwashed on how to survive a possible nuclear bomb strike. Their message, as reported by the New York Times on December 15: "Do not flee. Get inside any stable building and don't come out till officials say it's safe."
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 22, 2010


. . . Just glad to see me?

Bad karma; a Complex Christmas; the Darwin Awards; J.R. at City Hall
Phillipe and Jorge's Plaxico Burress Award goes to State Representative Peter Petrarca who was charged Saturday night with illegally firing a gun outside Club Karma, of which he is part owner, in the ProHo district of Our Little Towne.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 15, 2010


Let them eat cake

Obama caves, FIFA cashes in; Don checks out; Huzzah for Bill and Jaimy
Phillipe and Jorge will be keeping a close eye on the upcoming Senate vote on continuing the tax cuts for the filthy rich (the top two percent of Americans) who now appear to control America. And we trust Messrs. Reed and Whitehouse will do the right thing.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 08, 2010


Linc's greenskeeping

Chafee gets a feather in his cap; dreading Cantor; Korean fever dreams
Sure, governor-elect Lincoln Chafee used to shoe racehorses up in Canada, but it appears he could also have been a good greenskeeper.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 01, 2010


Not-so-United States

Divisive radicals vs. the moronization of America; postcard from Florida
The BeloJo had a story on Sunday that gave a rating of absolutely true to Senator Weldon Shitehouse's contention that "current US law permits companies that close down American factories and offices and move those jobs overseas to take a tax deduction for the costs associated with moving the jobs to China or India or wherever." Wow!
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 24, 2010


The journalist makes news; don't buy it; two fond farewells

Pop goes the weasel
"ri monthly has a story coming out where I am listed as one of the top 10 most powerful in ri. If they try to f*** me, I will kill them." Who said that? John DePetro, WPRO's morning talk show weasel.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 17, 2010

The view from the throne

Toilet humor; They do? They don't?; The GOP is ont he clock; Dubya returns
We think we're turning Japanese, we think we're turning Japanese, we really think so. The Japanese have a tremendous obsession with toilets. But the Narragansett Bay Commission, which oversees treatment of metropolitan Providence's sewage, are getting in the game with their upcoming celebration of World Toilet Day (no, we're not kidding).
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 10, 2010

The Independent Man, and greased to go

Our last words on campaign ’10; acting up; farewell, Len Jardine
Phillipe and Jorge were given a subtle indicator that it was going to be a tough election night when an ad for his-and-hers KY Jelly ran right after the early ballot projections on Channel 6's news at 9 pm. This was to be a Ben Dover Production, indeed.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 04, 2010

Rejoice! Race to the bottom soon over

The scramble for the undecided vote; quotes of note; the Life of Keith
There are only a few more days left in this particularly ridiculous election cycle and, if there is one group of people who worked tirelessly and with true creative elan it would be the opposition research teams. Give these folks a bonus! That much of their handiwork is utter bullshit is undoubtedly true but, still, they worked overtime on this one.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 27, 2010

In the matter of Chafee campaign manager John 'JR' Pagliarini

Karl Rove would be proud; it’s still a Complex World; the return of Ut
The outrageous attempt to tar Linc Chafee's campaign manager John "JR" Pagliarini, who fell on his sword last week and quit the campaign, is the sort of Karl Roveian dirty trick that should make any decent Vo Dilunduh long for a good shower.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 20, 2010

The weird get weirder; all about rubbers; farewell to Mr. Burke

Republican theocrats
When you consider the Democrats' disunity, ineptitude, and near-complete inability to present voters with a coherent program, it would seem that the pundits who have been predicting a Republican tsunami have a strong argument. But wait! Just in time, the GOP comes to the rescue by putting up a whole slew of Christian fundamentalist candidates.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 13, 2010

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