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A missed opportunity; Call of maturity; a peek inside the Santa suit

A teachable moment
The recent murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend should serve as a teachable moment for the media and boneheaded sports fans. And I'm not talking about a rehash of the "Guns don't kill people; people kill people" debate.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 05, 2012

A foolish furor in North Prov; so over Grover; we need more women

Do the right thing
Phillipe and Jorge are outraged that a North Providence police officer forced a carload of 'utes to do push-ups by the side if the road as penance for vandalizing a mailbox. What kind of sick, vigilante justice is this?
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 28, 2012

Chilling in the Sunshine State; general mayhem; some music notes

Come on down!
Phillipe headed to Florida last week to meet with Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite involved in the Petraeus-Broadwell scandal.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 21, 2012

War stories; UPS gets proactive; in the toilet

Veterans Day, on the left
On Monday, your superior correspondents observed Veterans Day and, as is Jorge's habit, he turned on talk radio to listen for a few minutes.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 14, 2012


Musings on the campaign results; farewell, Tommy

Boogie night
Phillipe and Jorge cranked up the sound system to 11 in the Boom Boom Room as the polls closed Tuesday night, playing Gil Scott-Heron's "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" and pinning on our "Clean for Gene" buttons. Just a pair of cock-eyed optimists, we suppose.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 07, 2012

Blowhards blown away; our humble endorsements; do your part!

Saved by the storm
Cock-eyed optimists that Phillipe and Jorge are, we always look for the silver lining in hurricane-driven clouds.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 31, 2012

Abel hits the web; a bit of groveling; bye, George

Social vote-getting
Phillipe and Jorge have used the case of Abel Collins, independent Congressional candidate, to highlight Rhode Island's decidedly undemocratic process for electing politicians.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 24, 2012

Parsing the political process; Buddy in the Times; ready for their close-up

Heated debates
On debate nights at Casa Diablo, Jorge perches on the couch in the Boom Boom Room, providing a running commentary on the action while taking copious notes such that he can provide a nuanced and informed review of the proceedings in this space.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 18, 2012

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

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