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Farewell, Peter and June; see ya, Santorum; talking politics

Tombstone territory
Phillipe and Jorge have lost two wonderful friends and Little Rhody is also short a brace of its best with the recent passing of Peter Lord and June Gibbs.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 11, 2012

Or, East Bay DUI; ill literacy; RIP, Bruce Lang; hail Charlie!

CSI Barrington
No one was ever going to confuse the General Assembly with the Mensa Society, but even long-suffering Vo Dilunduhs would prefer that it not become a haven for penny ante thugs, if only for appearances sake. And yes, we are talking to you, Senators Ruggiero and Ciccone.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 04, 2012

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Pauly D gets his closeup; taking it off in Pawtucket; the crisis is over!

Living in the Project
Oh, c'mon, you can't bullshit the bullshitters.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 28, 2012

The best money can buy

Cool, Cool World
Much attention being paid this week to Secretary of State Ralph Mollis's push to open a visitors center and gift shop at the State House, and Phillipe and Jorge are right on board with the idea — passed along to Ralphie Boy by the governor's office.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 21, 2012

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Doyle’s a bad sport; a Giant passing; the adventures of Gus & Zippy

Dan, we hardly knew ye
Phillipe and Jorge know that the many friends, business partners, and acquaintances of Dan Doyle are appalled at the facts now emerging about the horrific financial scandal surrounding his Institute for International Sport.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 14, 2012

Vinny’s way with words; a couple of Bruces; kids’ stuff; a miracle in Newport

Love letters from Paz
Quite a few were surprised when it was recently announced that P&J's old pal, legendary Vo Dilun boxing champeen Vinny Paz, is going to play a starring role as a WASPy US Senator in the Stage Door Theater Company's production of A.R. Gurney's play, Love Letters , in Westerly.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 07, 2012



Enviro talkin’; passing gas; snickering in Swansea; hail to the Hall

Treehuggin'
Phillipe and Jorge still can't figure out why no one in the environmental movement has adapted Robert Parker's 1966 classic hit, "Barefootin'," bangin out a song called 'Treehuggin'," with appropriate lyrics.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 29, 2012

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Remembering a great musician and a great man

Farewell, Thom
A huge outpouring of love and respect this week as one of the most gifted musicians to ever come out of Rhode Island, Thom Enright, passed away at the age of 59.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 22, 2012

Breaking down the cost of Brown; birth control mirth; business as usual

Hill hiking
Mayor Angel Taveras and Brown University are locked in a nasty fight over upping the school's payments to the city. And the university's governing board has announced it will hike tuition and fees by 3.5 percent next year.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 15, 2012

Bowing to Amalur; Karl vs. Clint; Mitt the nitwit; local color

State of the art
OK, P&J have found a solution to that nasty little dispute about whether or not to include "Providence Plantations" in Vo Dilun's formal name — State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 08, 2012

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Farewell, Governor Garrahy; film follies; Soopah hype; culinary arts in the Bucket

Wotta guy
The flags are at half-mast at Casa Diablo on the passing of the wonderful former Vo Dilun governor, J. Joseph Garrahy.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 01, 2012



A modest proposal; farewell, Johnny and Etta; leave Jessica alone!

Share the pain?
If, as suggested by Governor Linc, state agencies are facing the chop in all areas of government, may Phillipe and Jorge offer a solution to at least minimize the bleeding, and perhaps build a little "all for one, one for all" spirit as well?
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 25, 2012

Musings from the Boom Boom Room; Loughlin’s next move; Tebow fatigue

The cringe capades
To twist an old St. Patrick's Day joke a bit, "What's one-mile long with an IQ of 50? A Hollywood red carpet walk."
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 18, 2012

High rolling at Quonset Point; faux news; Rhody’s reelin’ and rockin’

No free drinks
Boisterous GOP state Representative Joe Trillo has found a new cause to bloviate about: the "world-class casino" he is promoting, not very successfully, for Quonset Point.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 01, 2012

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

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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

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(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

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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


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