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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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It's not good-bye, it's a see you later
Caribbean Joe

Tonight Island Amy left the fold.  She is moving on with life and going to Arizona City. Honestly, she is going to be missed around here as a fixture of quiz.  As they say, things change as is the only true constant.  Fortunately she will be back to join us on the other side of the table. Here are a few words from Amy to you:     Five years ago, I was goofing off at work and browsing the Internet job section. I came across a job posting for someone with charisma, a good microphone voice, and who liked to be paid to drink. Immediately I thought of Joe. I sent him the posting and he applied. He got an invite to audition at Hotel Congress. The
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Mon Soon?
Caribbean Joe

It’s that time of year again.  People walking around noticing how hot it is.  The odd thing is that I hadn’t really noticed and I wear a jacket when I’m outside a lot because of riding.  My major concern is the looming clouds.  Nothing will stop a quiz faster than a downpour.  Most of you have been there and you’ve ridden out those nights with us.  The good thing is that we can usually get through it and regroup and finish the quiz.  The part I really dread is the ride home. For those of you that walk, bicycle or ride and open top vehicle, rain sucks.  Well, unless you are one of those weirdos that really likes getting rained
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Diaper Skirts. How do they work?
Caribbean Joe

Yesterday I witnessed a strange garment.  I believe at one point it was a skirt, but then someone added elastic around the bottom of it.  This gave it a gathering effect around the wearer’s legs which sort of looked like a fancy diaper.  So if that is the new look, I don’t think I’ll be joining in on this one.  Now the strange thing is that I saw one person wearing it, then within a few minutes I saw a second person wearing one.  So ten I went on alert and luckily didn’t see any more.  Nobody at quiz had one either, so that’s good.  I really don’t want to have to try and hold my tongue all night.  Thinking about it,
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Geek Love is a powerful thing
Caribbean Joe

So last week I mentioned Phoenix Comic Con.  They had joined us a few times to promote the con and give away some tickets.  So for those of you that were able to go, you most definitely have your stories I’m sure.  So as I mentioned, I did get to go and I went for the full 4 day weekend with my daughter.  Now my daughter is a lot like me.  We share a lot of interests and have similar personalities.  This weekend I was able to experience a very special time with my daughter.  As a fan of anime and manga, she has a few friends that share her interests.  I had told her there was definitely a big anime influence and presence at comic con.  She
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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You can retire anytime you like, but you can't ever leave
Caribbean Joe

Making a big life change is pretty scary.  But you know what’s even scarier?  Regret. As announced, our very own Island Amy is moving on.  She is making a change that is going to bring her happiness, but it also brings a bit of sadness as she is moving away from our little quiz.  As some of you know from a previous blog or two, Amy was the person that got me to where I am today with quiz.  It was four and a half years ago when Amy showed me an ad she found for a “quiz host” and told me I’d be perfect for it.  So I applied, auditioned, and got hired thanks to her scanning jobs
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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A Politician and an Astronaut walk into a quiz...
Caribbean Joe

We had a bit of a special guest at quiz.  It seems this person was enjoying dinner at The Cup with her family and friends.  Now she had been pointed out to me early on, but I do like to give most famous people their space.  So I just held back and decided not to approach them for quiz as it seemed like they’d be leaving soon as it was.  I started with the usual set up and checked to make sure I didn’t have anything overly offensive on the playlist even though I did start it off with (‘Merican by the Descendents) and went from there.  Once we had the initial announcements and put out the gear, we were approached with a request to
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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It's all Pomp and Circumstance
Caribbean Joe

May is creeping along and school is drawing to a close for many.  Some are just taking a pause until the next semester, and others are done and moving on to the next adventure.  Now I am not currently a student and haven’t been for a while, but shocker, I have a daughter that is graduating soon.  Now most people don’t believe me when I tell them I have an adult daughter.  Most people can’t believe that someone actually had kids with me.  I actually have 2 and they are awesome.  Really, apart from sort of looking like me, they turned out pretty good.  So I get to suit up and create a wonderful memory.  Now I know a
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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It's May Nerds
Caribbean Joe

Cinco de Mayo has come and gone with only a handful of quizzer hang overs I hope.  There were definitely some margaritas being consumed as well as lots of beer.  Now Cinco de Mayo is not just an American drinking holiday, it actually does have historical significance.  It celebrates the triumph of an outnumbered Mexican force over a larger and better equipped French military group.  So while everyone may not be up on the whole Mexico thing, just know that it is more the US celebrating French defeat.  The fact that people were eating poutine and drinking margaritas seems like a coming together of these former enemies in a new era of peace and harmony. 
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Let's go across the street to Maynard's next week.
Caribbean Joe

Really.  As Cinco de Mayo will be upon us, we will take quiz across the street.  There's a good amount of room and a whole new menu to try out.  Make sure to come a little early to find a spot.  The trains will be closer than usual so they can actually see us shake out fists at them.  Since it is Cinco De Mayo, you can dress up if you’d like.  How nice would it be if we all wore suits and stuff? Just so you know, I did have the chance to see the new Avengers movie last night, but I chose to quiz instead.  I figure I can see the movie later, but as each quiz is a special snowflake, I want to enjoy each one and last night did not disappoint. 
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Ghosts drink beer? I thought they preferred spirits.
Caribbean Joe

#ghostkegger Now twitter is one of those things that I have, but I don’t really use.  I understand it.  I know what it is sort of used for, but I guess I don’t totally get it.  Thinking about it, I guess I can see the appeal.  It takes one aspect of Facebook and isolates it.  So you can throw out a status update without the game invites and baby pictures.  It is a useful tool for calling out businesses too.  (For some reason airlines really pay attention to twitter)  So I can see some practical use for it as well.  It is like everything else though.  It might have had a good reception, but then they fizzle out (if they suck),
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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So that's what she meant when she said she liked blowing Bubbles.
Caribbean Joe

Liquor & Whores were running through myhead all night. I'm ok with that. While we do get some benefit from government, they also waste a lot, which is probably why so many of us hate tax day.  I do hope all of you are done and not waiting to the last minute.  Granted, if you owe money, then waiting is alright.  Make sure you get an official extension in place.  As the only things certain in life are death and taxes, this is something you don’t want to mess with.  I honestly would rather be chased by a bear than the IRS.  With a bear I could still have a chance at defending myself.  A bear follows the laws of nature and the instincts of a
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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The Boy Scout way, it's okay to be gay
Caribbean Joe

We live in an interesting time in history.  Homosexuality has always been with us.  Early history gives examples of it and some societies accepted it without a thought and others fought and feared it.  At this point in history we have been in a battle to stop discrimination and recognize that some things are not a choice and just a natural part of life.  No different than having blue eyes or brown hair.  The only reason I can think of for people to oppose blanket acceptance is not because the magical sky wizard told them, but because there are many in denial.  Sadly we have lived with open discrimination for so long that people were afraid to be themselves. 
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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How did they not go with Jew Jitsu?
Caribbean Joe

When given the opportunity to name something, be as clever as you can.  History will thank you for it. For those that know me, if I had had a son, damn right his middle name would have been Inigo.  Mandy Patinkin would have been proud.  I would have been nice and not made it his first name, because if you are giving your child a potentially awesome name, you do want to give them the option to be able to hide it as needed so they can unveil it at the best possible moment.  Although I’m sure a few of you feel that a bad name is the gift that keeps on sucking.  As I said, you don’t make it the first or only name.  They are your child after all. Speaking
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Quoll? Nah, the Quokka is where it's at
Caribbean Joe

Seriously, how cute are these little guys?  In the land down under, the joke is that pretty much everything can kill you.  Even as cute as a koala is, they can be damn scary.  The Quokka is called the happiest animal in the world, and looking at them, it looks to be a pretty acurate title.  If you had one of them as a pet, your stress would be rock bottom all the time.  Work is crap?  Just give your little buddy a leaf and watch it smile.  A bad drive home in traffic? just give them some scratchies and all is good in the world.  Alright, not everyone can have an exotic
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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All aboard!
Caribbean Joe

Yes, they actually still yell that.  Who’d a thunk it? Well a happy St. Patrick’s to you all.  As I’m not Irish, that still has never stopped me from celebrating.  So the holiday commemorates the passing of St. Patrick, not the day he drove out the snakes, because face it, that probably never happened. That’s okay though, because Irish people will tell you it is more of a fun day for a bit of pride in their heritage and a fun reason to drink.  A lot like Cinco de Mayo.  Which we know as the day we all drink tequila.  So St. Patrick’s has become the day of Guinness, or Irish Whiskey if you actually drink. So while a lot of people
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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I got no strings to hold me down...
Caribbean Joe

You may have noticed a new item last night.  Hopefully you liked it.  I expect to use it more often.  So if you feel something over your shoulder as you are trying to remember who played Colonel Tigh on BSG, it is probably not me, so look out.  No really, there be ghosts about good old Congress.  One of our Quizmasters has even done an investigation.  On top of all of the history at Hotel Congress, there is all of that as well.  So look it up sometime, you might get a little scare.  And try not to anger the spirits or they might follow you home. Sorry
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.