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The GOP’s pride is showing; Chafee’s new chief; blame Iran!

A degrading scenario
Professional white man Mittens Romney edged out Rick Santorum by only eight votes in Iowa this week, with America's most prominent homophobe falling just short after a busload of his supporters got lost in a corn maze they visited en route to their farmhouse caucus.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 04, 2012


2012 will be all shook up; The pope, aka His Clotheshorse; a few final farewells

Crystal balls at the State House
As the New Year blooms, Phillipe and Jorge gaze into our big crystal ball.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 29, 2011

The Asian Dubya

Let’s hear it for the boy; Gina hits Fountain Street; hometown rockers
Well, you can bet they're sleeping with one eye open in South Korea these days, now that the recently deceased porn fan and Oriental Fatty Arbuckle impersonator Kim Jong Il appears to have passed his role as Great Oppressor to the Great Successor, his son Kim Jong Un.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 21, 2011

Speak English!

(sic) ’em; nit-twits; taking sides; let’s call it ‘Tommy the tree’
P&J's Jingoistic Chuckle of the Week award goes to Tracy "My, She Looks Good on Horseback" Breton in her December 13 Urinal front page story on the recent overturning of Jamestowner David Swain's murder conviction in Tortola by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 14, 2011

Come on down!

Notes from Palm Beach; the grapplin’ GOP; the king of cinematic bombast
Time for P&J's annual sojourn to Casa Diablo South in Palm Beach, where we hustle PGA Tour wannabes on the golf course for Pernod and Cuban cigar money.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 30, 2011


Journalism MIA

ProJo Medical report; the wild ones
Phillipe and Jorge are wishing a speedy recovery to our old friend, Bob Whitcomb, editor of the Urinal's editorial pages.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 21, 2011

Real pension reform? No thanks; Smokin’ Joe; a call for winter coats

Last-minute shopping
As Phillipe and Jorge go to press, we noted that more than 30 amendments were being proposed for the pension reform bill at the State House.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 16, 2011


Seven mini-musings; say it with plates; a tribute to Les

Lightning round
WHY GRAMMAR MATTERS This from the Urinal on the Justin Bieber paternity suit: "She said she gave birth to the boy because there were no other possible men she had sex with at the time."
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 09, 2011

Memo to Jack Reed: Cut the bull on Afghanistan; iPad iLliteracy; hazing Cain

Lipstick on a pig
Phillipe and Jorge love Senator Jack Reed, but there comes a time when you just have to say, "Don't try to bullshit two bullshitters."
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 02, 2011

In the Occupation Zone

A true grassroots effort; making moves at ’JAR; talkin’ baseball
"We, the people of Occupy Providence, would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the continued respect shown to our just and legal gathering."
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 26, 2011

Paging Chicken Little

City motivated to panic; Making things better; close encounter of the weird kind
Behaving with all the coolheaded aplomb of Prissy — the young maid in Gone With the Wind — Providence school honchos and the city's emergency management agency managed to make a king-size balls-up of the arrival of the "Get Motivated" speakers seminar at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 05, 2011

You don’t need an education to spell ‘hate’

More misplaced outrage; Monstrous behavior; viva literacy!
OK, Phillipe and Jorge are going to need a little help on this one.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 28, 2011

The Smith Hill gang

Dangerous Dan; kids on a leash; the great Dave Gavitt; more bus fuming
Well, at least one member of the General Assembly spent the weekend where most of them belong: in jail. We are speaking, of course, of the estimable GOP representative from Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, and "Lockup: Boston," Daniel Gordon.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 21, 2011

The Urinal does it again; more on Thayer Street; no joke; fun in the Bucket

The whole truth?
Phillipe and Jorge were agitated to see the wrap-around over the front section of our September 13 issue of the Urinal, as we had grown quite fond of finding garish stickers in these parts, informing us what local firms would buy our gold or pursue a personal injury accident claim.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 14, 2011

Hell on Thayer Street

A sad story; fathers and sons; Theater of Bewilderment; the GOP gathers again
"Youth violence" has not exactly been a headline issue around here.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 07, 2011


Immortalizing Irene: dressed up to clean up, tales of survival, and blowhards

Paging Babe the Blue Ox  
Phillipe had to endure Irene at Casa Diablo South in Newport. No problems at all, save for a titanic poplar limb, whose size had already led P&J to dub it "Johnny Wadd," falling all the way across the circular driveway and nearly taking down the power lines.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 31, 2011

First Amendment battle in the Bucket

A Catholic controversy; Taibbi’s straight talk; dandy Don; wisdom from Warren
As regular readers of this column know, Jorge is a native of Pawtucket. It was with great pride that I attended the celebration at McCoy Stadium this past Tuesday evening, commemorating the 125th anniversary of the city's incorporation.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 24, 2011

At the trough

Good money after bad; letter from London; road woes
In another example of the wonderful money management skills of government everywhere in Rhode Island, it appears that when it comes to getting rid of a budget deficit, you do it by throwing money at lawyers.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 17, 2011


Back in the saddle again

Phillipe returns! Plus, road rage and the hell of war
Phillipe, who gave up his decades-long co-authorship of this column several months back, made a shocking and unannounced return last week ...
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 11, 2011


Rooting for roots

Plus, some parting words
Sunday afternoon was the grand opening of the Roots Café, the new boîte in the space formerly inhabited by the Black Repertory Company at 276 Westminster Street in the heart of downtown Providence.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 09, 2011


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

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