Paging George Santayana

By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 4, 2013

And since we’re dispensing advice — and have to drive past Block’s own billboard that reads, “Block for Governor: We WILL Fix RI” every day en route to work — might P&J suggest that tying the words “fix” and “RI” into the same sentence might not be the best idea in the “Mobsters and Lobsters” state? Most citizens have seen more than enough fixes in Lil’ Rhody to last a lifetime.

Talking no trash

Our friends at ecoRI News are celebrating their fourth birthday with their annual Zero-Trash Birthday Bash fundraiser on Friday, September 27 from 6 to 10 pm at Amos House’s Friendship Café on Broad Street in La Prov. (Full disclosure: Phillipe is president of the environmental news outlet’s board of directors, thus he is shamelessly promoting their cause.)

The Zero-Trash Birthday Bash will feature local food prepared by the culinary experts at Amos House’s More Than a Meal Catering; local beer courtesy of the Revival Brewing Co.; a silent auction; and the folks from People’s Power and Light offsetting the electricity used at the event with local wind power. Plus, as organizers proclaim, “Everything at the event will be eaten, imbibed, reused, upcycled or composted.”

Tickets are $60 and they include great food, dessert, coffee, an ecoRI News reusable glass, and one free drink. (No, that does not mean a triple Hennessy cognac.) Space is limited to 70 guests and ticket sales close September 18 (or as soon as those 70 tickets disappear).

This is a wonderful benefit for a great local media outlet, so as P&J always say, be there or be square. Phillipe will be there, not square

An Offer we can refuse

Anyone with an Internet connection has, at some time or another, been solicited by parties offering to enhance their social life. Among the most pernicious are those who wish to aid in your love life.

Your superior correspondents are used to being emailed or Facebooked by Christian Mingle,, eHarmony, and the rest. But there are others out there that are, shall we say, a bit more dubious. Most recently, we received an email at Casa Diablo from Married but Lonely is apparently in the business of informing folks on how to “date real cheating wives in your area.”

Not only do P&J not wish to date any cheating wives in our area, we don’t even want to know who those cheating wives in our area are. After briefly considering forwarding this email to John DePetro, we decided instead to just delete it.

Thanks but no thanks, “Married but Lonely.”

Month long celebration in The Bucket

September means the annual Pawtucket Arts Festival is back and the celebration gets bigger and better every year. P&J have been regular attendees and we’re looking forward once again to seeing our friends from the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution at the wide variety of events the festival offers.

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