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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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A Puzzling Day
Caribbean Joe

Have you ever worked on a puzzle and found just the right piece, the colors and pattern look right, but when you put it in place, they don’t quite mesh up.  You try to make it fit, but you see the edges aren’t matching up.  The more you try to force it, you might get frustrated and the edges get messed up.  Well I had one of those situations and now I’m trying to find the right piece for the puzzle.  So I get to take a little time and find the right fit for me.  Fortunately I have a little room to bounce, so I’ll be alright.  I do really appreciate having you all come out to play with me though.  It really makes a huge difference in
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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, August 18, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Sarah McLachlan ain't got nothing on us
Caribbean Joe

Imagine you are trapped in a world where it is very difficult to communicate with anyone.  Now imagine that through systematic conditioning, you have lost most of your instincts and have grown to depend on the kindness of your overseers for your basic needs.  Fortunately for many, they find someone to take them in and give them a home.  Many, many more are not so lucky, they are lose on the streets hiding and often attacked by their own kind.  It is for those not so fortunate animals that we came together to help. Tucson CARES are a group trying to make a difference in the lives of animals that might not have a chance
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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, August 04, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Scavenging for a viable candidate
Caribbean Joe

Fr those of you that weren’t familiar with the GISHWHES scavenger hunt, it is a nationally sponsored over the top scavenger hunt.  It ranges from some pretty easy stuff like hugging strangers and playing party games with friends all the way up to building a robot that responds to specific voice commands to flush a toilet or travelling around the world to get pictures on glaciers.  So realistically, unless you are sponsored or independently wealthy, you probably won’t get to all of the items on the list. The fun thing is trying to accomplish even a few of them. For those of you that have never participated in a scavenger hunt, I highly suggest organizing one.  Luckily
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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, July 28, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I'm so wet
Caribbean Joe

I started writing something and it took a real turn for the dark.  Not what I was intending.  There is a lot of discussion about the slaughter of Cecil the lion by an American dentist.  There will be a lot of consequences for the act. The death of the lion and his offspring as they will surely be killed by the new lion that takes over the pride, the loss of revenue that helped the preserve operate and support the nearby services for tourists, and the another step towards extinction for an animal that we as humans keep encroaching on year after year.  Now another aspects of this that I could get into, but it will only bum me out.  Killing animals for sport and trophies
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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, July 21, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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President Kanye?
Caribbean Joe

My random thoughts of the week: With more and more random people throwing in for the upcoming presidential election, we get to see buffoonery on a daily basis now.  Does anyone honestly think Trump has a chance?  No, they are just humoring him much like you do with any delusional person.  I am thinking that if McCain had more arm mobility, he would have [probably laid Trump out by now.  Then you have Scott Walker coming in thinking that announcing his intent to start a war is going to get him elected.  It is getting more and more ridiculous every day.  At this point, I would not be surprised if Kanye West announced his candidacy.  Now that would be
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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, July 14, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Why are you all dressed?
Caribbean Joe

It’s that time of year again.  The rains are upon us.  Yeah, it’s just a brief time during the year, but it sucks when you rely on two wheeled transport for all of your needs.  Fortunately after all the years, I am mostly waterproof when it comes to getting around, but riding in the rain is still no fun.  So long as it doesn’t pour on you all during quiz we are just fine, because unlike turkeys, you won’t drown in the rain.  I’m sure some of you have heard that story where turkeys will drown in rain because they look up to see what it is and as a result get their lungs full of water.  Now hopefully you have encountered this story
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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, July 07, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I tried to take a picture of Patsquatch but it came out blurry
Caribbean Joe

A few fun things happened last night.  We experienced the debut of Patsquatch who has stepped in for Island Amy. He seemed to handle things alright.  I think we’ll keep him. Pat is a bit of an interesting guy.  He is an author, he runs a website for movie and gaming reviews, he’s done martial arts and he writes and acts in movies.  So if you want to know about him, ask him.  He will probably even talk to you! I was also approached by a student and not in a weird way for once.  He is a journalism student and wanted to do an interview about geeks.  So I spoke to him and told him all about what we do and
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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 23, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 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
[Tuesdays @ 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
[Tuesdays @ 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
[Tuesdays @ 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
[Tuesdays @ 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
[Tuesdays @ 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
[Tuesdays @ 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
[Tuesdays @ 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
[Tuesdays @ 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.