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Collins on the outside looking in; A couple of history lessons

Fiasco at WPRI
This week, WPRI-TV followed through on its boneheaded decision to exclude independent Congressional candidate Abel Collins from a debate featuring Congressman James Langevin and Republican challenger Michael "Who he?" Riley.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 10, 2012

The gloves are off; Abel’s TV battle; parsing the polls

Playing hardball
Phillipe and Jorge got a chuckle out of the recent complaint by GOP Congressional candidate Brendan Doherty that incumbent David "Little Chi-Chi" Cicilline was misrepresenting his record.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 03, 2012

Undemocratic debates; BeloJo’s low blow; RIPTA’s cosmetic ‘improvement’

TV Caesar's
TV slew Abel, Seth knew not why/Because if the children of Rhode Island were to multiply, why must any of the children die?
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 26, 2012

Same Old, Same Old

Business as usual on Smith Hill; games people play; Mick at Chelo's?!
Phillipe and Jorge have raged about this problem for decades, but now it is just getting depressing.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 19, 2012

The campaign gets serious; Lombardi lets loose; the GOP needs a hug

The curtain comes down
Phillipe and Jorge are a bit disappointed that Little Rhody's Theater of the Absurd iss closed following the First Congressional District Democratic primary Tuesday.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 12, 2012

A legendary event in the making; Linc at the DNC; plugs, plugs, and more plugs!

Crazy train
There's nothing Phillipe and Jorge like more than a political train wreck.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 05, 2012

Chi Chi and Ant-knee face off; Doherty’s not a diva; great vengeance

Midget wrestling
Your superior correspondents, after a few belts of Pernod and grapefruit to get us in the mood, tuned in to the Democratic Congressional primary debate on the big screen in Casa Diablo's Boom Boom Room this week.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 29, 2012


DePetro gets served; Akin, the legitimate idiot; Brenda returns

Your superior correspondents have always found it interesting that whenever a none-too-complimentary news story appears about local talk radio host John DePetro, he claims complete innocence.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 22, 2012

Ryan channels Rand; farewell, Johnny Pesky; Tom don’t know Jack

The race is on!
So, what to make of Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate?
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 15, 2012

The pols’ kids are all right; pack your bags, Bobby V.; vidal’s rich legacy

Teen frenzy
Phillipe and Jorge can tell you that we were angels as 'utes, never giving our parents the least bit of trouble amidst the exploding hormones.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 08, 2012

Olympic fever; Mittpicking; farewell, Johnny Connell

The Sporting Life
The 72-inch widescreen TV has been on 24/7 in the Boom Boom Room as Phillipe and Jorge — clad in togas, with laurel crowns on our heads, and faux medals made from the tops of yogurt containers around our necks — have paid rapt attention to the London Olympics, with occasional naps when the USA basketball team games are shown.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 01, 2012

Joe must go; winds of change; the king of fuh

Brown hall of shame
Brown University has already taken its disgraced alumnus Joe Paterno's name off an award doled out every year to the school's outstanding male freshman athlete. But there is still a question about whether Coach Paterno should be ejected from the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 25, 2012

Leaking down Memory Lane; let the games begin; two fond farewells

State's Evidence
A state trooper who leaked a report to WPRO's Matt Allen about Caleb Chafee's drinking party in Exeter has created a bit of stir. But that pales in comparison to what the staties could conjure up in the good old days, under Col. Walter Stone.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 18, 2012

A fond farewell to Andy; a TV guide; the art of the matter

What it was, was death
Phillipe and Jorge were in their Wonder Years when they were introduced to Andy Griffith, who died last week.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 11, 2012

Supreme machinations; Fox plays dumb; more bad gamesmanship

Baa-baaa, orange sheep
Phillipe and Jorge don't know about you, but we would prefer to have our health care options dictated by a guy who dyes his skin orange and chain smokes.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 03, 2012

Hot air index; Mr. Alexander goes to Africa; old and in the way?

The interpreter
While the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the world's big "environmental summit," produced enough hot air to accelerate global warming tenfold, there was at least one noteworthy moment.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 27, 2012

The Big Pink One as Ward Cleaver; game over for Fox; some good old days

Mad Man
Phillipe and Jorge have never understood what happened to Mark "The Big Pink One" Patinkin, whose embarrassing column for desperate housewives is still allowed to appear in The Urinal.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 20, 2012

Bruce to the rescue; naked truth; parade time; ye olde ink-stained wretches

We could be heroes
P&J were as intrigued as everyone with the on-the-spot photos of the Beavertail Light boat rescue on the front page of the BeloJo last week.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 13, 2012

More reverend than most reverends; an Abel challenger; hail, Olivia

Holy too too
Those unfamiliar with Phillipe and Jorge's childhoods are often surprised to learn that in our Wonder Years, your superior correspondents were quite the choirboys.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 05, 2012

Aquidneck Island = Wild Kingdom; Schilling plays the blame game

Coyote Ugly
As many of our readers know, Aquidneck Island has a huge problem with coyotes terrorizing pets and putting parents on edge. Recently, Middletown hired a hunter to blow away as many as he could find.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 01, 2012

Advice for Curt; unrest by the sea; Mr. Walton blows out the candles

Out-of-business plan
In case Curt Schilling is reading, here are a couple things you should never do as a businessman: 1) bounce a check to a state government; and 2) fail to meet payroll, especially when you have billed yourself as a jobs creator.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 23, 2012

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