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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.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The L Word
Caribbean Joe

After living life solo for a bit, taking it as it goes, along the way you feel something is missing. Sometimes you aren’t completely sure what it is. Maybe its work, or perhaps you saw something in a store that you really want, but when you get it, nope, still not it. Maybe you seek out the company of others, and then that is when it happens.  Love finds you when you least expect it. Fortunately I was able to recognize it and embrace it. Is this something worth writing about? Yes it is. It is something that I wish for all of you. I have been hosting quiz for almost 6 years and I’ve witnessed so many couples come through and I could see their happiness. So while I had gone
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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 02, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I got wood
Caribbean Joe

I like working with my hands. Some of you know this. If I had a workshop of my own, I’d be building all kinds of things. I do range too, anywhere from furniture, to art pieces, to costuming items. Give me wood and an idea and I’ll make it happen. I get the urge to make stuff from time to time. Usually I can alleviate it by drawing out some designs or starting a bit of a projct, but it doesn’t always go away. I need to complete a project. Fortunately, my love, has things she wants to get done.  So I have been able to work with my hands more. There is just something rewarding about making things and holding a finished item in your hand. With my 6 year anniversary coming
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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, Jul 26, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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But it's a dry heat
Caribbean Joe

So last night we had a bit of a short run on quiz thanks to Mother Nature having her way. Rain is always a strange thing in Tucson. It never behaves like normal places. I nice bit of a misting for the afternoon, or a late night storm, it hits at random and tries to ruin everything. I’ll have to do a ritual next week and see if I can prevent it. Fortunately we had enough rounds in to call some winners. Perhaps next time we can just set up the speaker and continue in the lobby. Either way, I do appreciate your understanding and maybe next time you’ll remember the advice of Douglas Adams and Towelie, “don’t forget to bring a towel.”   So I am currently
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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, Jul 19, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Trump likes to keep it in the family
Caribbean Joe

A Trump-spiracy? So after figuring out how to pronounce Melania’s name, the subject of Trump wanting to “date” aka bang his daughter. Now that in itself should be enough to disqualify him as a candidate for most of the sane world, but somehow the GOP has let it slide. What if his whole candidacy is a plan to get in as president so he can change the laws so he can marry his daughter? It all makes sense now. So if he doesn’t win the election, expect him to divorce Melania soon after and move to some private island where no one can see his “love.” Don’t be that guy. Some Drunks are funny, some are lovey, and some are mean. Back in the day, I was
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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, Jul 05, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Cereal Killer
Caribbean Joe

Cereal day! I was in the best discussion ever about having a cereal day with the lovely Kelli.  Now what is a “Cereal day?” Well, it is exactly like it sounds. You spend a day enjoying various cereals. It can be done alone, as a couple, or even as a party. You get all of your cereal loving friends together and everyone brings one or two of their favorites to share. You can even do a list so you don’t get repeats. Make sure to have a wide range of milks available for experimentation. Now when it comes to cereal, there are so many good ones, but there are a lot of bad ones too. Smurfberry crunch anyone? But I have noticed that some good ones are long gone.  I don’t
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Let's get wet
Caribbean Joe

Rain rain go away… Do we really want that though? Nah, those last little sprinkles have really been nice, so long as we don’t get rained on at quiz, then it’s all good. Now I used to enjoy a bit of rain, back when I was younger. Then when I started wearing glasses, it all went out the window. Rain on my glasses drives me nuts, but you’ve all seen that. Well let me see if I can shed the negativity and find something good about the rain. Well. Thunderstorms make my daughter smile, so there is one. The rain smells nice when it is falling and after it’s done. So there’s another. Well, a lot of my favorite hiking spots are much more beautiful after a nice storm.
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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, Jun 21, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I can't vote for you.
Caribbean Joe

Last night we were joined by some people that want to make it easier for you to make your voice heard. Which in this current political climate is a rare.  Hopefully some of you were able to take advantage to make sure your vote will count.  Now it is always good to have people to help and even encourage you to vote. Because as bleak as things are, voting is one of the last ways to try and affect change.  Now for those who have read my previous blog, I got to go to Vegas for a few days.  Now I had to entertain myself during the day, but it was alright.  I got to relax, and roam about the town.  And in the evenings, we hit the strip and Fremont and took in the night
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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, Jun 14, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Vegas baby!
Caribbean Joe

So I get to visit Vegas again.  Now I haven’t been in a while.  Las Vegas is an odd duck.  As I have described it in the past, when you aren’t drinking, it is like a Black Eyed Peas video, flashy, loud, but ultimately devoid of substance. So this time I plan on enjoying the softer side.  Swimming pools and people watching. Now this time I am driving with a certain sweet someone, so I’m actually looking forward to the trip more than the destination.  Then again, that is how life should be.  If you focus too much on the destination, you miss the joy of the trip
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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, Jun 07, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Where is my super suit?
Caribbean Joe

Had a team called Writer’s Block.  Now that name is pretty hardcore.  For someone trying to write, that block is very real.  For most, no amount of trying will break it, so having them come to quiz is probably one of the best ways to break the block.  It’s a lot like love, or pooping, if you try and force it, it just doesn’t work for anyone involved.  Let it come naturally and things will be much better.  Now we spent the weekend at Phoenix Comicon.  I know a lot of you were around, but it was outside, so I can understand you not being out there for it.  We did have a nice batch of quizzers for it.  A few in costumes
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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 31, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Where does it all begin?
Caribbean Joe

The creative process is an odd thing.  Sometimes it just comes on its own, and other times you need a bit of a kick start. Sadly the kick start is much harder to come by.  Often I take a bit of time to get in the right mindset and try to paint or create something.  So after a couple of days of thought and planning, I was able to put something together. Now with the Disney quiz bearing down upon us, I had to come up with some prizes.  Fortunately I was able to gather the materials and get to work.  With Ruxin at my side, I sat and drew and cut and finally completed shirts that will be given out to a lucky few at the Disney quiz.  If you are going, you just might
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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.