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Hotel Congress
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Tucson, AZ
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Bond Deaths Other than Timothy Dalton’s Career
Jeff the Chemist

“The Chinese have a saying; ‘Before setting off on revenge, you first dig *two* graves’!” --James Bond (For Your Eyes Only)--   Busy night. Busy.   That was the overarching thing I take away from tonight’s quiz at Hotel Congress.  It’s so good to see so many teams supporting GWD during what can be the summer’s doldrums of outdoor activities.  Usually it gets so warm and uncomfortable out on the patio as summer arrives that I don’t blame people for seeking the refuge of indoor and the AC.  But we had at least 15 teams tonight out
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Jeffrey thought he was a chemist. But alas, he is no more. For what he thought was H2O, Was H2SO4. ----- Know any good sodium jokes? Na.


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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It’s May in Tucson. Why the F*ck Do We Have Jackets?
Jeff the Chemist

“I’m not worried.  It’s just a little cold”—Jim Henson   So yes, I am beginning this blog entry by shamelessly stealing its title from one of my patron’s team names tonight.  As any HTML programmer, Hollywood executive, or Dane Cook can tell you, it’s much easier to steal and pawn off as your own originality someone else’s work.  Thanks Mitchicus!  I’ll buy you a beer next week. That being said, the aforementioned team was spot on with their meteorological observations tonight.  It was cool.  Damn near…brisk. It was an absolute pleasant night that we all in Tucson
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Jeffrey thought he was a chemist. But alas, he is no more. For what he thought was H2O, Was H2SO4. ----- Know any good sodium jokes? Na.


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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
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And away we go!
Caribbean Joe

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night. I hate to go and leave this pretty sight. Some of you have been paying attention, and caught on when I mentioned taking some time off. Well, that time is upon us. Now you got a chance to get a feel for Jeff the Chemist. Hopefully you like him as he will be stepping up to keep you all sharp. So I really do expect you all to keep things going in my absence. I kind of figure you’ll even grow things while I’m gone. It is a good time to spread my wings a bit. One of my other names is wanderingjoe. So we will be wandering for the summer. The Pacific Northwest will be our destination without a real destination. We plan 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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311 E Congress St
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
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Summer Break. Joe's at the Lake.
Jeff the Chemist

"And down the stretch they come!"--Kentucky Derby announcer dude--About this time of year, slowly in the Sonoran desert, we sense that seasons are a-changing.  The last cool nights of spring are given way to low temps that are other cities' highs. Clouds cease to be a thing we see in the sky.  Oven mitts make appearances on business door handles.  Chip sealing of  roads.  Raspados y helado.  Mucho helado.  All of these serve as oracles and augur a coming change for summer is nigh.  Well for the next few weeks, a change is afoot at GWD at Hotel Congress.  Your usual quizmaster, Caribbean Joe, has finally gotten
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Jeffrey thought he was a chemist. But alas, he is no more. For what he thought was H2O, Was H2SO4. ----- Know any good sodium jokes? Na.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
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Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
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No, I'm not Mad.
Caribbean Joe

Jeff the Chemist joined us last night on the other side of the table. Now he had hosted in the past, but he’d been away from it for a bit. He stepped in to get a little practice in before he covers next week. Ok, not just next week, as the cat is out of the bag. I’ll be in the pacific North West for most of June and July. No, really. Where you ask? Here and there. As our lease was up, and we hadn’t decided on a new place, we decided it would be best to take the time to explore. As a whole combination of variables came together, it worked out well. So for the time being, we are nomads, digital nomads to be exact. What does that mean? Well, we don’t really
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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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311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
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Metal has to take priority.
Major Tom

So, your regular Quizmaster, Joe, sometimes asks me to sub for him when he catches ebola or zika or syphillis or something. Last night was a bit different. My friends in Killswitch Engage are playing in Phoenix on Thursday with Anthrax, who I've been a big fan of for many many years. As usual, I'll be getting in for free and hanging out at the after party. Unfortunately, my Thursday nights are usually spent as Quizmaster for my Quiz at the Canyon's Crown. So, since I can't miss a Killswitch show, I called Caribbean Joe and I asked him if he would sub for my Quiz at the Canyon's Crown this week in a trade for last night's Quiz at Club Congress. I had a lot of fun. I enjoy seeing a new bit of
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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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Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
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It's Really Scary if You Have A Weiner
Natasha Noir

I have recently learned that one of my favorite movies, Teeth, is absolutely frightening to the male population. What I don't understand is why... do you believe this is an actual condition? I mean, I guess I don't know everything but it's fairly safe to say that it is the stuff of folklore. I guess just to even the score, a team at quiz tonight made up their own engendered version of this and called it Schlonga Dentata, very scientific indeed. To no suprise, they did not rank very high but it was also a very busy evening at Hotel Congress so even a few misteps can knock you down a few pegs. We had a three way tie for second and a lot of hubub figuring out
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Hello from the dusty trails of the Sonoran Desert! I am Natasha Noir, a vintage culture loving, burlesque dancing, animal loving, horror fiend who happens to love geeking out! I love positions with authority so it seems that becoming a Quiz Master was a well heeled and logical step for me. From the bottom of my little black heart with love.


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Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017
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Fool me once...
Caribbean Joe

April fools. Ah yes, April 1st has come and gone and we get to hear about who “won” April fool’s day. With the internet, we are now subject to websites being “clever.” We even did it when we announced a Love Actually quiz. Sadly, it left more people actually wanting a quiz more than fooling them into thinking we’ve jumped the shark. So who really was the fool? We still hold out hope that it could happen. I already planned on being first lobster if it happened. Oh well, so some pranks I’ve seen were great, others sucked so hard that I thought they were going to spontaneously create a black hole. A long time ago I saw a great prank in a gaming
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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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Tucson, AZ
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Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
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Won't you be my neighbor?
Caribbean Joe

It amazes me how quickly people adjust to new situations. Changes at work, in our environment, we seem to roll with a lot of them. I see it every day, but one thing that you can get accustomed to immediately, but can’t shake easily is companionship. Kids have their classmates and friends, as adults, we have our coworkers. You get used to seeing the same people and people like that. It gives a sense of continuity. Sort of an assurance that the world is still spinning. However, when you are with someone and spend crazy amounts of time together, their absence is very obvious. Even the dog knows something is missing. So I have someone to go through it with me. That and there is quiz. Walking
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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, Mar 21, 2017
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Send in the Clones
Caribbean Joe

As humans, it is pretty difficult to experience it all. Time is usually the reason. We just do have enough. Which is probably why sci-fi that talks about life extension appeals to me. Sure, maybe you don’t want to live forever, maybe a couple of millennia would be alright. Then you could see everything you would want to see. Maybe you could stop for a bit and go to sleep for an extended period and then come back and see what’s going on. Then again you may be woken up and recruited into a global army. If that were the case, I think there would probably be cloning options to use instead. They may just wake you to take an imprint of your intellect and skills to implant into the clones.
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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, Mar 14, 2017
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Fight club?
Caribbean Joe

As I mentioned last week, let me fill you in on Geek Bowl proper. I spoke of Seattle last time. The rain, the snow, the water… did I mention that place is wet? I did enjoy the place though.  So much natural beauty to take in. I look forward to seeing more. Now let’s go over what you missed at Geek Bowl. Have you ever been in a cruise ship terminal? Well, we had so many players, we had to use one.  We started the contest with a play. Not just any play though, it was Mr. Dicker’s 5th grade presentation on the History of Seattle. We had Duawamish, settlers, soldiers, presidents childlike dancing and even Kurt Cobain. The play only served to confirm my suspicion
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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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311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
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Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017
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I got high on the Space Needle
Caribbean Joe

Seattle. Wow. It is definitely a neat city. However, the first word to come to mind when describing Seattle is wet. Coming from Arizona and really the southwest for most all my life, humidity is not something that is in my thoughts. The odd part is that because of this humidity you always feel cold. Or at least we did. It was a strange phenomenon. So next time, I’m bringing even more layers. Now visiting Seattle is a blast. It was a lot of stuff in a short time. We landed hot and hit the door running. After we got the rental, Kelli had so many things she wanted to show me. As she is from the NW and even worked regularly in Seattle, she knew what going to work with the weather.
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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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311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
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Where am I off to now?
Caribbean Joe

Last weekend was a bit stressful. My mom went in to the hospital. Fortunately, after a scan and checkup, it was just a bit of dehydration due to the sickness that is floating around. I am fortunate to have both my parents, so things like this can be a bit of a shakeup. You don’t ever want anything to happen to your loved ones, so when they are above just sick, your brain goes into overdrive. I was able to slow it down and stayed up on the situation and it turned out well. Take a minute to reach out to loved ones if you haven’t done so in a while and make sure your loved ones know that you love them. It makes everyone feel better. Geek bowl is coming and every year the excitement
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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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311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
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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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311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
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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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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.