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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I shot a man where?
Caribbean Joe

I’ve always lived in pretty warm places, so I don’t often get to be around snow. This past weekend we were off yet again. This time it was to Reno. The biggest little city in the world is what the sign said. It feels a lot like Tucson. Well, until you come up to the casinos in the middle of downtown. Reno feels like what Vegas might have become had it aged gracefully instead of getting constant facelifts. Overall it is a fun place. Part of the reason for visiting was to catch Postmodern Jukebox. One thing I missed was that Scott Bradlee is not on the tour. It looks like he got things started and sent the group out. Luckily, Robin was on tour, so it worked out. If only Puddle Pity
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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, Feb 14, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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"It's Complicated" is the relationship status of most every god
Mitchicus Mathematicus

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! We had a lovely quiz at Congress, trying to rattle our brains with questions about love, and proclaiming our love for various things. In my two-and-a-half years as a quizmaster, I, Mitchicus Mathematicus, had never hosted at Congress before. In some ways it is like Tucson's quiz mecca, since this is where it started for quiz many years ago. I haven't played Congress very often, but it was a friend of mine who used to play at Congress that got me and other friends into GWD. So thank you, Caribbean Joe, for making quiz successful in Tucson and subsequently giving me this oft-heralded post. Hope you feel better and get back to quiz
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Howdy, all. Mitch here. I'm an Arizona-grown U of A alum with a job teaching students that Math doesn't have to suck. I've been quizzing with friends for three years and have been loving it ever since. Now as a QM, I just need to work on the whole talking and blogging thing. 

I am a huge retro gamer. I should have won the Star Fox Weekend leather jacket as a kid, and I did win a Nintendo Wii playing Guitar Hero. I'm sadly lacking in knowledge of all the "cool" games kids play these days, but I'm still down with the classics. I'm also a fan of bad movies and mozzarella cheesesticks. 

Other life accomplishments include being published in "Highlights" magazine, going on Wheel of Fortune, meeting Walter Jones the power ranger, beating Super Metroid in 80 minutes with 100% completion, and never going to Senior Prom.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017
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What's a good name?
Caribbean Joe

I find myself alone again. My love had to away on business, so it’s been just me and the dog. Now the dog is alright company. He sleeps a lot and then expects me to supply him with treats and walkies. Which is not too bad I guess. At least he doesn’t talk a lot. He was super nice and helped me eat my breakfast even. Well, when you can’t have the biscuit on a bacon egg and cheese biscuit, he is more than happy to help. Fortunately his love of biscuits can be used to guide him to do what you want. Still haven’t gotten him to learn how to pour a class of tea, but we’re working on that, and how to act around other dogs. Well, he is making progress, so yay. I am not
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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, Jan 31, 2017
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I'll get you
Caribbean Joe

While it was fairly nice last night, temperature wise, it was extra nice to see some returning teams. Now I don’t want to take away from my regular players. Getting to see you every week definitely a great part of my week, seeing old friends is also nice though. No matter how long you are away, you are always welcome back. I was reading a fun thread about petty revenge. Now I know most people probably have thoughts of revenge, but we know when to draw a line. You don’t just go out and act because we have rules against that sort of thing. However, there are a lot of people that like to seize opportunities. In reading, I noticed a couple of trends. First, you have fast food
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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, Jan 24, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Brr
Caribbean Joe

So who turned down the sun? As I don’t normally drive a 4 wheeled vehicle to work, I get to enjoy the crisp morning weather that Tucson offers up. I’ve encountered a lot of transplants that shrug off the cold likes it’s early spring. Now for someone that has always lived in the southwest, my blood isn’t made for cold. Now I have encountered cold before. Most of the time I’ve been prepared for it, but there have been times when it snuck up on me, and then I was hating life. A lot of people prefer the cold. I guess I don’t get it. Most of my experiences with cold weather tend to have some pain involved. Your feet get cold and your toes hurt. Your hands don’t
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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, Jan 17, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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What's in your ear?
Caribbean Joe

Podcasts have become more of a thing for me again. Depending on my job, sometimes podcasts are a daily staple. If you’re going to be in one place for a while, they tend to fill the space nicely. The hard part is finding podcasts to listen to. It’s true, not all podcasts are good. A recording system does not a podcast make. So many people hear a show and think it is simply sitting down, pressing record, and talking. Production doesn’t even enter their minds. Editing and content and things don’t make it in and then you end up with two followers and two episodes before you burn out. Thankfully it isn’t easy, because then you’d end up with a giant amount of
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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, Jan 10, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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My New Year's resolution? 1024 x 768
Caribbean Joe

So what’s new with you? It’s a new year and with that we all make resolutions. Some are easy, some hard, but they end up being up to you to keep them. Now I had been talking about a change in diet and the like for a bit, and this week I started it. A long while back, I tried juicing. I even went a whole month on it. Now that was fun, but I didn’t really end up seeing a difference. So maybe this method will work. An odd fact about me, I used to be a nail biter, pretty bad too. Well, a while back, I got it in my head to try and stop. I sort of succeeded in the fact that I was able to stop on one hand. Earlier last year, I met someone as you all know. Well, at that time, I decided
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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, Jan 03, 2017
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Was it worth it? Totally
Caribbean Joe

I have had the good fortune of traveling a bit. Sometimes fun, sometimes not fun at all. I guess an extended business trip to a hostile country where you have to wear 50 lbs of gear to go pee will sour you on business travel. But it is nice to have your expenses covered. Oh well, trade off right? As part of travel, I like to visit movie or tv locations if possible, because why not? I saw the beach used in From Here to Eternity and some of the Jurassic Park locations when I lived in Hawaii. This gives you two different types of location. First, you have the movie set. It was built for filming and neat to see, but you don't get that little personal experience. That leads to the second
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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, Dec 27, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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2016
Caribbean Joe

*Yes this is odd and rambling. I was running on little sleep. Thanks for bearing with me. What is wrong with the year? Luckily it is almost over because, damn, I don't know how much more I can take. It doesn't even seem like it's been a single year. Can anyone even remember when it started? Fortunately the Internet remembers so I won't have to struggle to remember the giant list of the dead.  After so many of our favorite celebrities have passed, so many history makers, where does it end? Well, it doesn't because while we can put off so many other things, Death generally doesn't put up with that sort of thing. So will 2017 be different? Maybe. There will certainly be a lot
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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, Dec 20, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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So this is Christmas?
Caribbean Joe

It's almost Christmas, and for those of you that celebrate that, you are likely in the final stretch for gifts and food and other preparation for the holiday. For those that don't celebrate, you are likely being overrun with people getting their last minute stuff done. Either way, I am not really prepared this year. After what can only be described as a great year for me personally, we are facing the holidays. This year, I face separation. My love is going to visit family and I am staying with mine. It will be a lot of the "traditional" Christmas stuff, well as traditional as it gets anyways. I'll celebrate with my daughters and parents and my sister's family, but one part will be missing.
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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, Dec 13, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Spoiler Alert
Caribbean Joe

I watch a lot of movies and find there are little questions that are never answered. Sometimes they are important to the movie. For example at the end of John Carpenter's The Thing, we have two characters still alive and we are left wondering if one of them is an alien imposter. Now apart from being a spoiler, it also enhances the film to leave you wondering. Other times, the unanswered questions are ignored as an answer will unravel the whole story; so many movies are built on this. Sometimes you just suspend belief and enjoy the show.  Speed comes to mind. Why didn’t he shoot out the tires if he knew it would stop the bomb before it armed? Well, um, reasons. Then there are just
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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, Dec 06, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Ursula has been defeated!
Caribbean Joe

Where the hell did my voice go? It may seem like I talk a lot, but in truth, I tend to talk most when I'm around people I know or like. Other than that, I can go a day without talking. I had the day at home, my Kelli was out of town, so apart from Ruxin the dog, I really didn't have anyone to talk to. Text has eliminated the need for a lot of verbal conversation as who really likes to talk on the phone anymore? I happily went through my day without saying a word. Would you utter something at some point in the day? Well, maybe early on I called the dog aloud, but he is so alert on physical cues that speaking aloud isn't always necessary. So apart from that and maybe laughing aloud at a video
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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, Nov 29, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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To Build A Fire
Major Tom

So, your regular Quizmaster, Caribbean Joe, caught ebola or zika or syphillis or something last night, and I got the last minute call to sub at Club Congress. While I do enjoy Club Congress, last night was wicked cold, and as you know, Quiz is on the patio at Congress. I don't get along with cold very well. Have you ever read Jack London's short story "To Build A Fire"? Not to spoil it for you, but basically, a guy is caught out in the wild in Alaska in the winter. He figures he can survive if he can just build a fire. Unfortunately for him, he can't do it with gloves on, and with his gloves off, his fingers freeze up and he screws everything up. That was me last night. I was wearing four
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
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Here we are now, entertain us
Caribbean Joe

Thanksgiving is upon us and I think back to so many celebrations. As a kid, it was always fun because my grandparents and y aunts and uncles and cousins all lived fairly close. Se we would drive up and see my Grandmother and family on my dad’s side, then have the big dinner with my aunt and uncle and cousins and grandparents. So many people, so much food and we all had a good time. This was the norm for so many years. Playing with my cousins, going in to the house to get a snack here and there and then sometime in the late afternoon, the call went out and all of us went running to the house. It’s funny how simple it all looks when you are on that side of it. Then as time went on
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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, Nov 15, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Another one checked off the list
Caribbean Joe

When you are with someone, you want to share things with them, be it a snack or your life. So In our journey of sharing, we have been doing so with travel. As we got a very good deal, we decided to see Portland for the weekend. As my girlfriend is from the area, she was excited to show me around. Now being a last minute trip, we hadn’t planned for much more than making a list of cool things and doing as many as we could. Well, as we were finishing packing, we stumble upon some concert listings. It turns out one of my favorite bands was playing that weekend. So we decided on the smaller Sunday show and this would be my way of sharing. As I had seen Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers on too
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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, Nov 08, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Can we get a Mulligan?
Caribbean Joe

So last night was interesting to say the least. We started quiz back in the club as we had in days long past. It felt cozy. However the election was in the air so it lent an odd buzz. As they worked on getting us a television, we had a few streaming results. I don’t know if it was me, but it sure felt as if the air got heavier as the night progressed. Now I stopped listening to cable news a long, long time ago. If they are on 24 hours a day and nothing really noteworthy happens, well, they just produce some news, so you can’t really believe what they are selling you. I remember elections past where they were happily calling the election based on 3% of returns. So watching the election
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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.