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Hotel Congress
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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016
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Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos
Caribbean Joe

So it has finally come. Election night is looming over us and while many are still afraid of the polls, I really do think people’s minds are made up and at this point, nobody is converting  before next Tuesday. Okay, well if Trump murdered someone on TV, you may have a handful switch sides. So at this point, we need to just shut off our televisions and enjoy each other. It is true, this election will change our country, so do your part and let’s watch what happens. We will be having quiz in the club on election night. So come hang out and watch the results. Right now, this stuff has me weary. Try to get along and we will see what comes. Halloween is over and that bums
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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, Oct 25, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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It's a G-g-g-g-host
Caribbean Joe

I’m off to San Francisco soon. The plan is to see Alcatraz and then so many other things. I am quite excited. Lately I have had a lot going on, so time away is nice. I did however forget that most of the trip will be over the main Halloween celebrations! Yeah, it didn’t come together for me until a couple of days ago. We were booking our tour tickets and bam. How did I miss that? Sadly, I will have to miss a party maybe two, but we will be touring some pretty metal spots in honor of Halloween. Alcatraz has a history of haunting. My plan is to take tons of pics. It would be neat to catch a ghost on film. While I don’t believe they really exist, I do like the idea of wandering
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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, Oct 18, 2016
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Have you seen Chef?
Caribbean Joe

So after a step back and then up again, we have decided to move forward with our food truck. For those of you that know me, or maybe read the blog, you know about the food truck that we have in the works. We had decided to maybe sell the truck and regroup with a trailer, but after a bit more thought, we decided to try and make a go.  We have found a company that specializes in renovations…so you may have figured out we are getting it fixed! There is now a lot to do in a short amount of time. How is it that there are so many hoops to jump through?  Well, looks like I better get to jumping. I really am looking forward to it because it is a major endeavor that I am going on with
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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, Oct 11, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I did it all by myself!
Caribbean Joe

Everyone has a few things that they have around the house as something they’ll “get to eventually.” I have a few, but the other day I did something I never thought I would, I actually got to one of my projects.  I sanded the coffee table. Yes, it is something I was supposed to do, I didn’t just randomly start sanding furniture. I guess you could, but why? It’s such a cliché that I was so excited to break it.  I’ve always remembered furniture that would “look great” once it was refinished. Well damn it, I didn’t want that to be me. So step one is done, now for more sanding and a some lacquer. Maybe next week I’ll show
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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, Oct 04, 2016
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Let's get spooky
Caribbean Joe

Halloween is approaching! Now I get to do a couple of builds. I am getting excited over this year.  I’ve had some fun costumes in the past, but this year should really be a good time.  Now this one should be a good couple set up. So who is having a good party? The build I have going right now is a Winter Soldier arm for my daughter. I was thinking of going straight foam, but after finding a couple of tutorials, I am going with the cardboard base. Then there is the tape, and then on to the cutting, and gluing and heat forming and painting. Hopefully it is everything she expects. It is fun for me though. I enjoy making things and building stuff, so I get that, but I also get
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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.