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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
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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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.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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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
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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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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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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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.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The quiz of the beast
Caribbean Joe

Has it really been six years? Well, according to the calendar, yes. That’s a pretty special thing since it wouldn’t happen without all of you. I came to the mic six years ago with a pretty good idea of what I was doing. There was a small group that showed, which was great since I didn’t want to talk to an empty room. I was set up and ready to go. I took the stage with my hat on, (back in the day I wore hats,) and we got right to it. We started in the club, sometimes Copper Hall, and then we settled outside to accommodate everyone. We’ve been through rain and trains and all kinds of things and you keep coming back. Now there are a handful of you that have been with us
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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, Sep 20, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Most magical place on earth you say?
Caribbean Joe

Didney! Guess where I’m headed? If you thought of mice and castles and  magic, you are on the right track. It turns out Kelli has a need to be in Florida, so we decided to make a go of it and spend a few days at Disney World. Now other than the occasional layover, I have never visited Florida proper. And it wasn’t until I was 17 that I got to visit Disneyland. So visiting Disney World for the first time is exciting and since she hasn’t been there since she was 6, this is a new experience we get to share. Now never having been there, I really don’t know what to expect, well I expect the Mouse and friends. I expect there will be parades and rides, but beyond that,
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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, Sep 13, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Do I get a discount yet?
Caribbean Joe

Time marches on as it does. An anniversary is coming up, but before then is my birthday. Yes, I am human and I age accordingly. In the past, I’ve had great birthdays, and some not so great. Something tells me this year is going to be a great one. From way back when I was happy to have my cousins, cake, and a piñata. Then I got older and the McDonalds birthday party was where it was at. You had a clown, cake, and burgers. Then as time went by, it was the pizza party.  Peter Piper Pizza was the place in my old town. They didn’t have mini-golf, or go-carts, but they did have an arcade and that was good enough. Then what? Well, I got older and a small party was great. Sometimes
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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, Sep 06, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Rainy days and Mondays...
Caribbean Joe

I sit here listening to the rain as my sweetie is flying to the east coast. Just me and puppers waiting until tomorrow when we get to pick her up. So what do you do during a rain day? Well, we stay in and try not to get wet. Unfortunately, Ruxin does enjoy a bit of the outdoors as the world is his toilet. Unfortunately I loathe the rain, so bad news for me, as doggie has to go out. So If you see me miserable walking in the rain, please try not to splash me. I may have to remove your joker if you do so. Fortunately the rain did leave us alone last night. Maybe it’s just because I am always out on Tuesday that I tend to notice when it looks rainy, and why is it mainly on Tuesdays when
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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, Aug 30, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Let me tell you about our newest addition
Caribbean Joe

We had some guests last night in the form of Tito’s Vodka. For all you vodka drinkers out there, hopefully you enjoyed it. Is it really bad if you end up getting free stuff? Yeah, so who knows, we may get another sponsor in the future, but we will definitely have them on hand at the end of September which happens to coincide with our 6th anniversary quiz. I think we will be doing reserved tables for the last night’s winners and the next three top teams.  I do have a couple of ideas that I will be setting up for your entertainment on that night. Keep an eye out for it. So some of you have been following with things going on in my life, as I’ve been
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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, Aug 23, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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If I could turn back time...
Caribbean Joe

I sometimes wish I could go back and change time. Life changes and sometimes you don’t want it to. Once in a while it changes for the better, but would we like all changes to be for the better? Very much so. Everyone would wish for this. Knock the bad stuff aside and make life perfect. Easy as that right? Like most science fiction writers believe, changing the past isn’t that easy. Lots of things can go wrong. Including, but not limited to, creation of alternate time lines, the butterfly effect, or single acts totally destroying your entire timeline. I’ve watched enough time travel movies and read enough stories that I don’t know if I’d ever want to try and change
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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.