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Some current events; Mark and Chris and Tina; noteworthy musicmakers

That was The Week that was
Phillipe and Jorge don't normally like to lift items directly from other publications, but we need to repeat a few bits from The Week , which is one of our go-to pubs — essentially a better version of the Utne Reader .
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 16, 2013

Culinary news; carping ’bout Kimye; Republicans’ Feet lodged in mouth

Corporate Elvis merger
When meat packer (no jokes, please) Hormel recently acquired Skippy peanut butter, Phillipe and Jorge could only think of one person: Elvis!
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 09, 2013


RIP, Richard Walton; speaking truth to power; folks we love

An irreplaceable man
Flags have been at half-mast at Casa Diablo all week as your superior correspondents mourn the passing of a great man.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 02, 2013

Our favorite dead celebs; one more nod for Thom and Tom; huzzah to J.R. and Teny

Honor roll
The end of the year always brings a list of deceased celebrities, whatever that has come to mean when every plastic surgery-deformed slag on a Real Housewives of (insert city here, but "Human Zoo Hell on Earth" will easily substitute) claims to be a star.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 26, 2012


Rough times for Raimondo; bottom-feeding in Newtown; remembering Ravi

Un-treasured memories
A tough couple of weeks for corporate darling and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 19, 2012

Holiday hysteria; vote for Kelsey; the Fiscal Cliff Clavins

That time of year
What is it about this time of year? First there was the "holiday tree" controversy at the State House. Then there was the case of nut job Peter Zendran, who allegedly attempted to destroy a menorah on display at Providence City Hall.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 12, 2012

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
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