Speaking of Hizzoner, La Prov was featured in a recent edition of US Airways’ in-flight magazine.
In a package of articles by our lovely friend Paula Bodah, former editor of Rhode Island Monthly, Mayor Cicilline is extolled for creating a positive sea change in the Capital City.
While we can hear the screams coming from the Bud-I, Mr. Renaissance City, and the steam vents exploding at WPRO’s studio over in East Prov, Paula cites Little Chi-Chi’s claims to improving Our Little Towne’s bond rating, substantially lowering crime, and expanding after-school learning programs. This, of course, will not quiet his mighty predecessor claims of pulling his own Lazarus trick with Providence, but there is plenty of credit to go around.
Ms. Bodah also included a take on four of Little Rhody’s most talented artists: Barnaby “WaterFire” Evans; famed New Yorker cover artist and painter Gretchen Simpson Dow; set designer extraordinaire Eugene Lee; and out-of-this-world illustrator Chris Van Allsbug. This all made Vo Dilun look like a million bucks in small change. And hey, that’s before we even get the Mobster Museum and Hall of Fame up and running!
Another day, another doughnut
The Week magazine published a report showing, perhaps, that striking TV comedy writers are being employed elsewhere, although it meant for this to be taken at face value.
“[A] man named Warren Whitelightning (if that is indeed your name, Colonel Batguano) stole a Krispy Kreme doughnut truck and led several police cars on an 80 mph chase, leaving a trail of hundreds of donuts roiling down the streets of Madison, Wis.”
While no reference was made to moonshine, we hope that someone got a video of cops in hot pursuit of a doughnut truck. You can’t make it up.
The new Russia — cheap!
The venerable New York Times, often criticized for its liberal outlook and opinions, might need to take a little reality check on the cost of life in the real world, like when former president George H.W. Bush was amazed by the machines that read barcodes in supermarkets. Hence, P+J’s “Correction of the Week” award goes to this item in the December 9 edition:
“Because of an editing error, an article in the Travel section today about Moscow as a new luxury destination misstates the cost of creating Turandot, a lavish restaurant that opened last year. It was $50 million, not $50.”
: Phillipe And Jorge
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