Chat Archive 1/4/2021

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for January 4, 2021

Behind That Curtain

The Baffling Murder of Col. Willoughby (Part 1)

angel & phox
Drive-by from DC

Note: All post times seen following each posted line of text are Pacific Time Zone.

angel & phox has joined this room15:55

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room16:16

Godwinshelley2: Hello16:16

Godwinshelley2: Looks like our extra feature is only about 15 minutes long – so we will be starting it in a half an hour16:17

Godwinshelley2: I’ll check back in closer to then16:17

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Rush2 has joined this room16:26

Rush2: Hello, Angel…& phox!16:28

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Godwinshelley2: Hello all – I thought we might start around 7:4516:31

Rush2: Perfect, GS!16:32

Godwinshelley2: Are you home yet – meaning CA?16:32

Rush2: How are you doing?16:32

Rush2: No.16:32

Godwinshelley2: I’m doing well – 16:32

Rush2: In Iowa! Leaving Wednesday.16:33

Godwinshelley2: We are just hanging out – Herb is clearing a room downstairs to be our Chanitarium (Chan Media room)16:33

Godwinshelley2: Ah – I hope the weather is good for you on Wednesday16:33

Rush2: Really? NICE!!!16:33

Rush2: Me too!16:33

Godwinshelley2: It was a media room – that we junked up when we moved in16:33

Godwinshelley2: So we have the time to “dig it out”16:34

Rush2: If it starts looking bad we could take off a little earlier.16:34

Godwinshelley2: And how is the painting going?16:34

Godwinshelley2: Yes leaving earlier gives you more slack in case you need it16:34

Godwinshelley2: Could make it a two day trip16:34

Rush2: It’s going…LOTS of work!16:35

Godwinshelley2: Yes – we painted our bedroom and half our closet late last year16:35

Rush2: Three days this time.16:35

Godwinshelley2: Hadn’t meant to paint the closet – but they accidentally tore a hole through the wall into the closet – so we had to paint it16:36

angel & phox: Hello friends!! Was in the kitchen, with Dinah (not THAT Dinah) (not the OTHER one either) and Fox. Happy new Chan year!!16:36

Godwinshelley2: Hello Angel & phox16:36

Rush2: Oklahoma City the first night, Gallup , NM the second.16:36

angel & phox: Flagstaff AZ? Don’t forget Winona!!16:36

Godwinshelley2: Are you playing “Route 66” on your radio while you drive thru Gallup, NM?16:36

Rush2: Hi, Angel and Phox!16:36

angel & phox: Howdy!! Is it San Bernardino yet??16:37

angel & phox: I’m hip to the kindly tips! Made 78c yesterday!!16:37

Rush2: 21st Century-Phox?16:37

angel & phox: Rush, whatever century it is, Phox has been there or his tail points thusly. Just a warning, Buck Rogers.16:38

Rush2: Not a E16:38

angel & phox: E as in ‘ell?16:38

Rush2: The auto correct on my phone drives me up the wall!16:39

Godwinshelley2: I don’t know if I would recommend listening to the news on the trip – it’s both funny and depressing at the same time. Stick to music16:39

Rush2: Agree!16:39

Godwinshelley2: And maybe some books on tape or Classic Radio shows16:40

Godwinshelley2: I think you can download a Chan story through Hoopla – if your library offers that – I get it on my iphone16:40

Rush2: I have not been able to bear the “16:40

Rush2: News16:40

Godwinshelley2: Yes it has been crazy in so many ways16:40

Rush2: For weeks16:41

Godwinshelley2: 5 minutes to extra feature16:41

Godwinshelley2: There is a link above to the radio show16:41

Rush2: Okay..!16:41

angel & phox: GS, AND Rush: You are so right. The only news i’m listening to is from years starting with “1”.16:42

Godwinshelley2: 4 minutes16:42

Rush2: Rachel is doing her homework on her phone, so I will not be able to follow…16:42

Godwinshelley2: That is OK. Angel – will you be running the special feature this evening?16:43

Godwinshelley2: 3 minutes16:43

angel & phox: Any chance Chan can send the batrastard Colonlel Willoughby up the river this year?16:43

Godwinshelley2: We shall see16:43

Rush2: Yes Angel…when things still made sense!16:44

Godwinshelley2: 2 minutes16:44

Rush2: I can try to remember the Col. Willoughby plot!16:45

angel & phox: Sharpening my phox as the ticks roll by. Sharpening may remove some of the ticks.16:45

Godwinshelley2: 1 minute16:45

angel & phox: NO FIDGETING!16:46

Godwinshelley2: 30 seconds16:46

angel & phox: NO PHIDGETING EITHER!!16:46

Godwinshelley2: 1516:46

Godwinshelley2: 1016:46

Rush2: I have not been able to get the poll for this month up yet, so you may still vote on the December poll.16:46

Godwinshelley2: 516:46

Godwinshelley2: go16:46

angel & phox: BONG!!!16:46

Rush2: Gong!!!!16:46

Godwinshelley2: Opening music16:46

Rush2: :)16:46

Godwinshelley2: delightfully fascinating character16:47

Godwinshelley2: lotssss of music16:47

angel & phox: I LOVE this music! Am i the only one who pictures SKIIERS in the flutey parts?16:47

Rush2: These radio shows are fun!16:47

angel & phox: Nothing but, Rush!16:47

Godwinshelley2: Sounds a bit like the Green Hornet to me16:47

Godwinshelley2: without the bumblbee part16:47

angel & phox: Hornetty, yes. To me, more Lone Rangery.16:48

Rush2: Could have been an influence.16:48

angel & phox: Ironclad. THAT went out with the BUSTLE.16:48

Godwinshelley2: A guest in SF at Mr Blakes home16:48

Godwinshelley2: Col Willoughby is stabbed in the back!!16:48

Rush2: Ty GS16:48

Godwinshelley2: Finding out whereabouts of son part of the mystery16:48

angel & phox: I desired both Gerald and the Colonel myself.16:48

Godwinshelley2: going to meet at plane for Insp Duff16:49

angel & phox: I hope Duff brought plenty of Duff Beer.16:49

Godwinshelley2: Is Gerald Willoby is involved16:49

Godwinshelley2: Thousand miles – saying here16:49

Rush2: Ah! Inspector Duff!16:49

angel & phox: EVERYONE is involved, GS. The merest butterfly may constitute evidence, if he can spin fast enough.16:49

Rush2: Angel: :)16:50

Godwinshelley2: in one avenue of search we have not looked upon, we are lost16:50

Godwinshelley2: Here is Duff16:50

angel & phox: I hope he can’t conceive of ME being guilty.16:50

angel & phox: This brogue is just trying to get his brogans in.16:50

Godwinshelley2: Need a full view of everyone getting off plane16:51

Godwinshelley2: (Not like today’s planes)16:51

angel & phox: A MILLION people were in Chicago.16:51

Godwinshelley2: There is Gerald16:51

angel & phox: Observe.16:51

Godwinshelley2: By Jove! Didn’t expect to see you16:51

Godwinshelley2: facing blank walls far as eye can see16:52

Rush2: A bit different today.. yes GS!16:52

Godwinshelley2: cousin is still alive16:52

angel & phox: Not EVEN a cat, not in OR out. So we’re looking for an UNEVEN cat.16:52

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Godwinshelley2: Hello Hounder16:52

Rush2: Hello Hounder!16:52

Godwinshelley2: 6:1016:52

Godwinshelley2: into extra16:52

Godwinshelley2: 6:1516:52

angel & phox: HOUNDER! Happy New Year! YOU are permitted to shrug shoulders—warning was given before you entered. Don’t bump your head!!16:53

Godwinshelley2: Tubby simmons identified body16:53

hounder: hi everyone. wishing you all a safe and happy new year.16:53

Rush2: Nice name!16:53

Godwinshelley2: Hello – how is the weather in your neck of the woods Hounder16:53

angel & phox: Good ol’ Tubby. Gotta get him transferred to Gildersleeve before next installment of this yarn.16:53

Godwinshelley2: 7:1516:53

angel & phox: BUY WAR BONDS16:53

hounder: it was cooler today. only high 60’s. :)16:54

Rush2hounder: They later called him “Richard”16:54

Godwinshelley2: Nicer than here – 40s16:54

angel & phox: 30s here in Bahston.16:54

Godwinshelley2: Killed uncle at bottom of the stairs16:55

Rush2: 20ish in Bettendorf.16:55

Godwinshelley2: yikes16:55

hounder: yesterday it was 7516:55

Godwinshelley2: all retiring to library16:55

angel & phox: YIKES was EXACTLY what i was about to say, and type!16:55

angel & phox: As Phox is my pwitness!16:55

Rush2: I had help yesterday with the driveway.16:55

Godwinshelley2: inspector Chan had notes transcribed by Miss Evelyn (why first name for girl but last names for men??)16:56

angel & phox: You’d NEED help WITHOUT the driveway!16:56

Rush2: The first two times I did it alone.16:56

Godwinshelley2: OK – now saying Mr Gerald – so that is first name16:56

angel & phox: It’s because they ALL missed Evelyn.16:56

hounder: did you say you wanted a snowblower next birthday/Christmas rush?16:57

angel & phox: You’re STILL right, GS. Gerald should be thoroughly reprimanded.16:57

Rush2: At least she wasn’t named Tubby like mr. Simmons w16:57

Godwinshelley2: How about Valentine’s Day16:57

Godwinshelley2: Or Martin Luther King Day16:57

angel & phox: There was a lady Tubby somewhere in OTR. Hmmm.16:57

Godwinshelley2: Looking to find proof Gerald is the killer16:58

Godwinshelley2: SPONSOR BREAK 16:58

Rush2: Yes.16:58

Godwinshelley2: LOTS of music here16:58

Godwinshelley2: Yes I can here Lone Ranger in some of that music too16:58

Rush2: Yes, gave local sponsors space to adverts!16:59

angel & phox: I REMEMBER! Tubby was the corpse in the Damon Runyon Playhouse episode “Joe Terrace”!! She was J.T.’s spouse, & got to be a bother so—16:59

Godwinshelley2: Usually when they have the voice over about how poor Tonto went to town and got in trouble by the bad townfolk16:59

Rush2: Ah!16:59

Godwinshelley2: Still music16:59


Godwinshelley2: though it seems to be slowing down a bit16:59

hounder: poor tonto was so used in those shows.kidnapped, hit over the head, in fights.17:00

Godwinshelley2: Well Mr Chan – what have you for us this evening17:00

angel & phox: I am thinking of a number from Benny Goodman.17:00

Rush2: You sold me, Angel!17:00

angel & phox: If a vortex is involved, i want it to be seething.17:00

Godwinshelley2: WHY did Tonto have to keep hanging around the Ranger – Tonto saved the Ranger – not the other way around17:00

Godwinshelley2: STILL mor music17:00

Godwinshelley2: ON – just stopped17:01

angel & phox: Rush, see me in the pagoda during intermission, i’ll have Mr. Goodman rap it up for you.17:01

Godwinshelley2: I guess that is over17:01

Rush2: Chan’s sayings are usually long on these shows!17:01

Godwinshelley2: We have 15 minutes to cue our feature17:01

Louise has joined this room17:01

angel & phox: THANK DOG FOR THAT!!17:01

Godwinshelley2: It is on SIDE B of the CC in Monte Carlo DVD17:01

angel & phox: Louise!! How the check are ya??17:01

Louise: Well HELLO Chan Clan!17:01

Godwinshelley2: Hello Louise17:01

Rush2: Hello from Iowa, Louise!17:01

hounder: hi louise17:01

Louise: Been away a few weeks for various reasons. But here I am.17:01

Godwinshelley2: I hear 2020 was the Year of the Miniature17:01

Godwinshelley2: Glad you could join us17:02

Godwinshelley2: It’s “pundi, pundi, pundi, pundi” night here17:02

Rush2: Great to see your name with ours!17:02

Louise: GS: I readx that, too. But it is now such a small issue!17:02

Godwinshelley2: Ha!17:02

Rush2: GS17:02

hounder: oooo. i forgot that annoying song is in this movie.17:03

Louise: Couldn’t miss the beginning of a new season.17:03

Godwinshelley2: OK – I will go cue up my dvd – we have about 12 minutes to start17:03

Dona has joined this room17:03

Rush2: You are putting that catchy tune into our collective mind!17:03

hounder: hi dona17:03

Rush2: Hi Dona!17:04

Dona: Hello Everyone!17:04

hounder: darn earwig. now that’s all i can hear17:04

Rush2: Yes!!!17:05

Rush2: How’s SoCal,Dona?17:05

Dona: It’s been cold17:05

Dona: for us17:06

Dona: I bet it’s cold where you are17:06

Rush2: Ah, I just spoke with Marie and she said it was chilly tonight!17:06

angel & phox: Hello Dona!! We ejected Colonel Willoughby for you already!!17:07

Dona: lol17:07

Rush2: Where I am it’s a little chillier.17:07

Godwinshelley2: I’m back and cued17:08

Louise: CUED here17:08

angel & phox: Cued here.17:09

Dona: ready here17:09

hounder: ready here17:09

angel & phox: What, is everybody sober?17:09

Louise: Sober? Sadly, yes. Tonight, anyway.17:10

Godwinshelley2: 5 minutes17:10

Godwinshelley2: Yes – I had the last of my Blackberry Thyme Bellini on New Years Day17:10

hounder: that sounds good gs17:10

angel & phox: I’m not a drinking man myself, but i like to see others well lubricated. I bring fish oil just in case someone flounders.17:10

Rush2: I’m along for the ride tonight. I can’t use Rachel’s phone as she’s doing homework on it!17:10

Godwinshelley2: 4 minutes17:11

hounder: ouch angel17:11

Louise: Well I try not to drink when I am alone…could lead to bad habits as we see in all the Chan films17:11

Godwinshelley2: You can’t fool us – you wanted to miss out on “THE SONG”17:11

Rush2: Angel…:)17:11

Dona: lol @gs17:11

Godwinshelley2: 3 minutes17:12

angel & phox: Sorry for these! Just warming up for the season. As Homer Simpson says, STUPID FLOUNDERS!17:12

Rush2: Yes. The Song!17:12

Godwinshelley2: I’m here to hear Boris say “Sahib?”17:12

Rush2: Yes!17:12

Godwinshelley2: 2 minutes17:13

Rush2: Angel in the bullpen.. 17:13

Godwinshelley2: 1:3017:13

Louise: I liked angel better chilled17:13

Godwinshelley2: 1 minute17:14

Rush2: Key in the ignition.. 17:14

Godwinshelley2: 30 seconds17:14

Godwinshelley2: 2017:14

Godwinshelley2: 1517:14

Godwinshelley2: 1017:14

Godwinshelley2: 517:14

Godwinshelley2: go17:15

Rush2: GONG!!!!17:15

Godwinshelley2: Bad organ music17:15

Rush2: Organ music… 17:15

Louise: mysterious asian music17:15

Godwinshelley2: 1929 copyright17:15

Godwinshelley2: London17:15

Rush2: Silent film organ17:15

Louise: really has an old movie feel down to the crackling soundtrack17:16

PaulM has joined this room17:16

Rush2: Yes…91 years ago17:16

Dona: Hi Paul17:16

Rush2: HiPaul!just started!17:16

Godwinshelley2: Ahoy! (isn’t that how they recommended we answer the telephone when it was first invented?)17:16

Godwinshelley2: Hello Paul17:16

Rush2: Yes 17:16

Godwinshelley2: Col Beechum17:17

Louise: If I talked this slow I would fall asleep17:17

PaulM: good evening17:17

angel & phox: AHOY PaUL!!17:17

Godwinshelley2: Mr Gault has documents about secrets about business in China17:17

Rush2: He used to run his boats aground.. 17:17

angel & phox: clarke silvernaile!!17:17

angel & phox: “TIME”?17:18

Godwinshelley2: 3:3017:18

angel & phox: “Guarantee my silence”17:18

Godwinshelley2: 3:4517:18

angel & phox: Drunks, right?17:18

Godwinshelley2: 4:0017:19

Godwinshelley2: subtitles says “singing indistinctly17:19

angel & phox: The Singing Imbibers17:19

Godwinshelley2: We have a Rose & Crown in the next town over17:19

Rush2: We see a gentleman in this one who turns up later in the series.17:19

PaulM: the barmaid actually looks rather attractive17:19

Godwinshelley2: Must have been some really great shoes!!17:20

Louise: shoe shortage, apparently17:20

Godwinshelley2: So spitoons were just placed in the hall17:20

Godwinshelley2: randomly?17:20

Rush2: Actually TWO gentlemen!17:20

angel & phox: This was the accordionist’s Big Break.17:21

Godwinshelley2: Sneaky guy following along17:21

Rush2: :)17:21

Godwinshelley2: keeping at the edges of the alley17:21

angel & phox: Buddy Guy is a fine guitarist. What does Sneaky Guy play?17:21

Godwinshelley2: and keeping track of who’s house they entered17:21

Godwinshelley2: and writes it down17:21

angel & phox: English movies ALWAYS look like they’re shot in vignettes even if not.17:22

Rush2: Yes. “Lake” in ” CC in London”17:22

Godwinshelley2: What is her hurry to get out of that house – like she would marry the first guy who asked her 17:22

angel & phox: With the other Durans.17:22

Rush2: Intern, Angel.17:23

Rush2: Interesting.17:23

angel & phox: Pang? The astronauts will use that! (Later, dear, much later. You’ll be 64.)17:23

Rush2: Auto correct again!17:23

angel & phox: Psycho dame, fo’ sho.17:24

Godwinshelley2: So basically – he wants her money – is that it?17:24

Louise: Yo, dude, you are too old for Eve17:24

angel & phox: “He saved her life or something”.17:24

Godwinshelley2: So Beethum was in China too long – and she started seeing Durand17:25

angel & phox: Step off, Duran.17:25

hounder: ..17:25

angel & phox: Hillary Galt?17:25

Rush2: Yes, Louise,17:25

angel & phox: SCRUPLES! GETCHA SCRUPLES!!! HOT HERE!!17:25

Drive-by from DC has joined this room17:25

Louise: Meddling fools17:25

Rush2: :)17:25

Godwinshelley2: So this film is more backstory – like the stuff Chan usually tosses off at the all suspects scene17:25

Godwinshelley2: Hello Drive-by17:25

angel & phox: DC! we thought you was in AC! How was Joisey?17:25

Dona: Hi Drive-by17:26

hounder: hi drive17:26

Rush2: Hello, DB!17:26

Godwinshelley2: Nice door17:26

Louise: This set looks familiar17:26

Drive-by from DC: Greetings to all from MnR in DC! We don’t have much time, but absolutely NEED to say how much we miss our Chan family!17:26

hounder: nice windows17:26

angel & phox: “Bring me a Persian cat, oh please, please, please!”17:26

Louise: Hi M&R Nice to see you17:26

Godwinshelley2: Yes – we welcome you and are glad you could drop in – even if just for a short time17:26

angel & phox: Nice stems. American Beauty?17:26

Rush2: You and Rachel are sorely missed!17:27

Drive-by from DC: We are hoping that we will not be outcasts when schedules align again!17:27

angel & phox: Oh, you’ll see the desert Eve!17:27

Louise: I have always wanted to see the desert? No thanks, my hands are too dry now.17:27

Godwinshelley2: When do you start teaching again – or is that even possible via Zoom?17:27

angel & phox: We’ll be needing MUSIC! CLARINET among other!17:27

Rush2: Never will you be “outcasts”!17:27

Godwinshelley2: How about Bass Clarinet?17:27

Louise: We cast out no one, Drive by17:27

angel & phox: A BOUNDER!!!17:28

angel & phox: MESSY AFFAIRS!!17:28

angel & phox: I’M the Angel here, bub!!17:28

Louise: No angel, angel!17:28

Rush2: Louise, I have the dry hands thing happening too.

Godwinshelley2: He’s never been “an angel”17:28

Drive-by from DC: Rachel is back in school as of today. (via Zoom). Mike has a sabbatical leave this semester. 🙂 He’ll be doing as much creative stuff as he can. :)17:28

angel & phox: I’ll dust his halo for fingerprints. Danno!!17:29

hounder: veryone is always welcome.17:29

DanVenture has joined this room17:29

Louise: I’ll tell you young fellow: you are an idiot17:29

Godwinshelley2: Rush – might want to consider a room humidifier in the bedrooms for the winter – it can be as dry as a desert in the winter with heaters on17:29

Godwinshelley2: Hello Dan17:29

angel & phox: c’MON, call him a cad!17:29

Rush2: Hello, DV!17:29

DanVenture: Glad to hear it, Hounder! Late, but not _late_!

angel & phox: GErard 3232. Got it.17:29

Godwinshelley2: Scotland YYYAAArd17:29

Rush2: Right you are, DV!! 17:30

angel & phox: Looks like a miniature, beardless, cockney Abe Rincoln.17:30

Godwinshelley2: 15:3017:30

Louise: I see Nothing!17:30

Godwinshelley2: 15:4517:30

Godwinshelley2: 16:0017:31

angel & phox: HOW DO YOU DO WHAT?17:31

Rush2: In this film we see EL a17:31

Drive-by from DC: Sgt. Schultz: “I seee nothink. I heeeear nothink…”17:31

angel & phox: Shock and aw.17:32

angel & phox: “Looked INTO”?

Godwinshelley2: I wonder if you could play this film at 1.25 speed and make it go better – it is soooo slow in speech17:32

Louise: GS: love that idea17:32

angel & phox: WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?17:32

angel & phox: INJAH!17:33

Godwinshelley2: Get out – nothing more to be said17:33

angel & phox: *zob!!*17:33

Godwinshelley2: She is such a terrible character – I can’t understand her at all17:34

hounder: was the slow speech because of the move to talkies or was that earlier?17:34

Godwinshelley2: Especially her clothing sense17:34

angel & phox: Maybe they have trained boats, in case they miss.17:34

angel & phox: Look up her DRESS, you mean!17:34

hounder: they all seem to be overacting17:34

Drive-by from DC: Angel: We are SO envious of your “ph” on phox…17:35

Godwinshelley2: overacting was a bit of the norm in silent films – to emphasis plot17:35

hounder: that’s what i was thinking gs17:35

Godwinshelley2: but now we like show before telling17:35

angel & phox: Next he’ll be giving out free high schools.17:35

Rush2: In this film we see E L Park as Chan…for several minutes. He was the father of a Bo along who was Chan’s Number One Daughter in “The Black Camel” and Lee Chan’s telephone girlfriend in ” CC in this Shanghai.”17:36

Godwinshelley2: I mean Maltese Falcon is amazing in that it is more TALK than Action17:36

Louise: Don’t play the wise Chinese card17:36

Rush2: No Ling17:36

angel & phox: I am envious of your AMPERSAND, when YOU are plural!!17:36

Dona: yes, One of my favorites GS17:36

Rush2: BO LING17:36

hounder: a good movie gs17:37

angel & phox: BO LING! STRIKE!!17:37

Drive-by from DC: Let’s go Bo Ling! (ack)17:37

Louise: Reverse Cinderella17:37

Godwinshelley2: When someone gives you shoes as a present – wouldn’t you think they were saying “go away”17:37

Rush2: Wow! Typing out things on a phone is an adventure !!!!17:37

angel & phox: Catchee Monkees?17:37

Godwinshelley2: Walk softly – go far17:37

Rush2: And carry a big stick17:37

angel & phox: GS: THAT explains all these shoes i got for Xmas!!17:37

hounder: especially if the phone autofills what it wants you to type17:38

Dona: lol17:38

Godwinshelley2: My husband got luggage as his graduation present – guess what his family was saying to him17:38

Drive-by from DC: Big Stick? Like Cialis?17:38

Godwinshelley2: I got a rain poncho for my graduation17:38

angel & phox: Glad he spun that globe EASTWARD. Otherwise we woulda fell off.17:38

Rush2: Yes, Hounder!17:38

Rush2: Exasperating!!!17:38

Dona: oh no17:39

Louise: Ewww, I don’t like that guy17:39

angel & phox: She smuggling casabas?17:39

Dona: here it comes17:39

Godwinshelley2: I know – it’s coming – cotton at the ready17:39

Rush2: Symbolic, Angel!17:39

angel & phox: Sounds like he’s BEEN riding the White Horse before we got here.17:39

Rush2: I won’t need any tonight!17:40

angel & phox: Purell.17:40

angel & phox: You can squeeze the tomato, but you can’t prune juice.17:40

DanVenture: Wow. Pre-code indeed.17:40

Godwinshelley2: I kind of pity that poor girl – if this is the best she could do for herself was work for this jerk17:40

Dona: agreed17:41

Louise: Hye, I got blocked. All I said was eewwww17:41

Rush2: Yes!17:41

angel & phox: They gave her a big build-up for what turned out to be Slow-Mo House.17:41

Godwinshelley2: Yea!! Boris!!!!!17:41

angel & phox: NO! You don’t pith IN the helmet!!17:41

Godwinshelley2: I really need to learn to tie a turban17:41

Rush2: There we are!17:42

hounder: that hat brim would surely shield you from the sun17:42

Louise: Tea in the tropics17:42

Drive-by from DC: OK. MnR must retire for the evening. But please…Have a Happy and HEALTHY New Year one and all. We look forward to returning to “the family” soon!17:42

Louise: Bye M&R17:42

hounder: be safe drive by17:42

Drive-by from DC: Ciao!17:42

angel & phox: Tell Rachel HAY from A&Ph!!17:42

Dona: Bye M & R17:42

Godwinshelley2: OK – catch you next week17:42

Rush2: Look on YouTube. GS!17:42

Godwinshelley2: What should I look for, Rush?17:43

Rush2: Take care, Mike!17:43

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Rush2: Say hello to Rachel please!17:43

Godwinshelley2: caravansary – what a word17:44

angel & phox: Come on, wrap it up! Both agree to project the caricature of a bat on the evening clouds in event of, well, in the event of!!17:44

Rush2: :)17:44

Godwinshelley2: There we go folks17:45

hounder: ear plugs in?17:45

Dona: I muted it17:45

Godwinshelley2: cotton in ears17:45

angel & phox: Kunji-Punji!! That kills Christmas every year, here!!17:45

angel & phox: My reaction PERZACKLY!!17:46

Louise: it hurts, it hurts17:46

Godwinshelley2: That was evidence she could have kept for a divorce – if needed17:46

angel & phox: Where’s a charge d’affaires when you need one?17:46

angel & phox: “As ever, Punji”17:46

Louise: muted17:47

Godwinshelley2: unfortunate “accident”17:47

Godwinshelley2: still singing – keep muted17:47

hounder: good time to hit the concession stand17:47

angel & phox: Night Porter. Was he related to Katherine Anne Porter? Of the Porter House?17:47

Godwinshelley2: Yeah – he won’t look under the scarf at that big bump17:47

Godwinshelley2: singing stopped17:48

Godwinshelley2: you can unmute now17:48

angel & phox: PUNJI!!17:48

Dona: thank you17:48

angel & phox: That was awful for all of us.17:48

Godwinshelley2: Why wear such “stylish” shoes to walk the street of India – don’t seem appropriate to me17:48

angel & phox: Not that Eve is much better.17:48

angel & phox: GS: They’re REAL cowhide, though!!17:48

Rush2: Agreed, GS17:49

angel & phox: BRACKMAILED!17:49

Godwinshelley2: That is some furnace – or is that a stove – in the corner17:49

Rush2: Yes!17:49

Rush2: I don’t know about the “furnace”17:50

Godwinshelley2: Maybe that big lump under the dresser scarf?17:50

angel & phox: Eric doesn’t seem much of a catch to me.17:51

hounder: i killed for your sake.17:51

Godwinshelley2: My mother-in-law always put things under dresser scarves to keep them safe – but couldn’t find things when she needed17:51

Godwinshelley2: YES – please give him up17:52

angel & phox: Whenever i’ve had a boyfriend like him i’ve made short shrift.17:52

angel & phox: And shrift short. Too.17:52

angel & phox: LADY! LAAAAAAADY!!17:52

Godwinshelley2: I’d rather be the widow of a murderer than the wife17:52

angel & phox: GS: Me too. I’ll check the classifieds.17:53

Louise: Sorry to have to go but my son needs to talk to me. Unitl next week…17:53

Godwinshelley2: Ok – Louise – check in next week17:53

Louise: Don’t open the door, Evev17:53

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Godwinshelley2: Man shouting in native language – subtitles17:53

angel & phox: Don’t open the door EVER EVE.17:53

Godwinshelley2: BORIS17:53

Rush2: I will need to step out shortly with Rachel to get a few things at the store for tomorrow and the trip back home.17:54

angel & phox: John! Marcia! John!!17:54

Godwinshelley2: OK – it’s been fun – will you be running things next week?17:54

Rush2: Yes again, GS!17:54

Godwinshelley2: And it’s Black Camel?17:54

Rush2: Yes!17:54

Godwinshelley2: You can point out Honolulu stuff17:54

Godwinshelley2: He beat her up once he got the door open17:54

Rush2: I will be back by Saturday 17:55

Godwinshelley2: But she never changed her clothing17:55

Godwinshelley2: OK – you drive safely17:55

angel & phox: Give the “two little people / hill of beans” speech now. NOW!!17:55

Godwinshelley2: yes17:55

Godwinshelley2: man singing in native language – again subtitles17:55

Rush2: So I can be in charge on Monday for.. “Eran Trece.”17:56

angel & phox: More pith!!17:56

Godwinshelley2: oh – so no Black Camel?17:56

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Godwinshelley2: we go south of the board next week17:56

angel & phox: DV!! Happy NuYear!!17:56

angel & phox: The border?17:57

Godwinshelley2: spanish version17:57

Rush2: The Spanish language version of “Charlie Chan Carries On”17:57

Godwinshelley2: tere is boris on camel17:57

Dona: with subtitiles17:57

angel & phox: Why didn’t they all cut left earlier, those caravansters?17:57

Godwinshelley2: The girl gives him ideas17:58

angel & phox: PUNJI is too smart for own good!!17:58

Rush2: Boris is popping up everywhere!17:58

Godwinshelley2: yes – you have to look quick to find him in this film17:58

Rush2: In two weeks… “The Black Camel.”17:59

angel & phox: My 1911 Maxwell.17:59

Godwinshelley2: Interesting framing – looks more like a Fassbinder film with the window17:59

Godwinshelley2: Ah – I see Rush17:59

Rush2: Your flivver?17:59

angel & phox: So happy together! How is the weather??18:00

angel & phox: PUNJI PUNJI! ENCORE!!18:00

Rush2: It’s only right.. 18:00

angel & phox: Together?18:01

angel & phox: At once? Is there an echo an echo in here here here?18:01

Godwinshelley2: yikes!!18:02

Godwinshelley2: I forgot the reprise18:02

Godwinshelley2: At least louise had left already18:02

Godwinshelley2: one and a half hump camel18:02

angel & phox: Any man will confess after Punji Punji x77.18:03

angel & phox: You can tell your friends you’re a verandah!18:03

angel & phox: GS: Half a hump is better than—well, a lotta humps.18:04

angel & phox: He has a gable like Gable.18:04

Godwinshelley2: Boris!!18:04

Godwinshelley2: where is Boris18:04

Rush2: Well, I have to go. TYSM for everything, GS!!!18:04

angel & phox: She’ll take Manhattan. Too.18:04

Godwinshelley2: I guess there was a whole craze about Egypt and the Desert around now18:04

Godwinshelley2: OK Rush – you take it easy18:05

angel & phox: RUSH! Good nice!!18:05

Rush2: Have a great week, everyone.18:05

angel & phox: You can go through Time AMD Life for $5.98 for first 6 months!18:05

Godwinshelley2: drive safely18:05

Rush2: We will, GS.18:05

Dona: Be safe Rush. happy travels18:06

angel & phox: Beware of it all, Rush!18:06

Rush2: Good night all! And thank YOU , too!18:06

angel & phox: ONLY A BIT OF…TENT. I MUST use that!!

angel & phox: That night in the “oisas”!!18:07

angel & phox: FLEE, EVE, FLEE!!18:07

angel & phox: This music is killing me. Bring back Punji Punji!18:07

Godwinshelley2: She is pretty broken, Beethum. Maybe look elsewhere??18:07

angel & phox: GS, that’s his technique. Ultimately works every time. EVERY woman has left!18:08

angel & phox: PUN-JI! PUN-JI!!18:08

angel & phox: Now we can die happy.18:09

angel & phox: *falls blotto*18:09

Godwinshelley2: Ugh – just let her go – she is a nut job18:09

Godwinshelley2: Yes – now she is making it all his fault18:09

angel & phox: Return her in box she came in for full refund.18:09

Godwinshelley2: I guess this is supposed to be romantic – but I find it just painful18:10

angel & phox: THANK GOD, the Sopwith Camels!!18:10

angel & phox: GS—I could not bear.18:10

angel & phox: Phox could not phox.18:10

angel & phox: Ick.18:11

Dona: agreed18:11

angel & phox: I’ll believe anything if you go.18:11

Godwinshelley2: What kind of career does he have?18:11

Godwinshelley2: He just bums around the world as far as I can tell18:12

angel & phox: He’s bummin’ HERE.18:12

Godwinshelley2: Boris – coming up is my favorite scene where he fakes not knowing English18:12

angel & phox: He claps just like Lawrence Welk of Welkrabia.18:12

Dona: there he is18:13

angel & phox: They’ll pith in each other’s helmeth.18:13

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angel & phox: Sahib Panda?18:13

angel & phox: The slippers Martin and Lewis?18:14

Godwinshelley2: See – even the Emperor wanted him to leave18:14

angel & phox: I wanted him to leave.18:15

angel & phox: Parliament?18:16

angel & phox: My caraVAN?18:16

angel & phox: That Persian is a real sweater.18:16

hounder: youmay not permit, but you don’t have a choice18:17

angel & phox: PUNJI!!18:17

angel & phox: He’s no help, he fell right over.18:17

angel & phox: WATERMELONS 50c18:18

Godwinshelley2: I don’t know what the hell you are saying guys!18:18

angel & phox: You’re LUCKY, GS.18:18

Godwinshelley2: That’s a nice bit of acting on Boris’ part18:18

angel & phox: Ta-ta, Tuttle!18:19

Godwinshelley2: especially compared to everyone elses acting in this18:19

DanVenture: I am curious as to why the director included Charlie Chan, given that he has, what? 1 minute of screen time.18:19

hounder: it’s harder to convey message with only facial expressions18:20

Godwinshelley2: It’s based on a Chan story18:20

Godwinshelley2: So hard to just completely drop Chan if you are using the title and storyline18:20

Godwinshelley2: Of course – being chinese – they reduced his part greatly18:20

angel & phox: We HAVE left Our Hero in the dust! This film seems ALL ABOUT EVE, does it not?18:21

hounder: at least they didn’t try to use the chan name in the title18:21

Godwinshelley2: All this story so far would have been a couple sentences said by Chan in the “here are all the suspects” scene18:21

DanVenture: Indeed.18:22

angel & phox: And Colonel Blimp. With General Electric.18:22

Dona: this one is very long18:22

DanVenture: Heavy on the melodrama.18:23

angel & phox: We rented a tent, rented a tent!18:23

DanVenture: But that may have been the taste in, what? 1929?18:23

Godwinshelley2: I believe this is where Rush usually points out that the back screen was shot at 5pm – the call to prayer time18:23

angel & phox: DV: You don’t think it stinks more now than then?18:23

Godwinshelley2: Yes this is copyrighted in 192918:23

angel & phox: The price of eggs.18:24

Godwinshelley2: there is the call to prayer18:24

angel & phox: And PUNJI!!18:24

Godwinshelley2: San Francisco18:25

angel & phox: Pre-Golden Gate!!18:25

Godwinshelley2: docks and embarcadero18:25

angel & phox: Kid overboard! Kid overboard!!!18:25

Godwinshelley2: Litterer18:26

Godwinshelley2: disembarking18:26

angel & phox: Coolies!! Cool!!18:26

Godwinshelley2: man they are in a hurry18:26

angel & phox: Ain’t WE the clever one?!!’18:26

Godwinshelley2: Lovely metalwork on the elevator door18:26

hounder: eve would have had a hard time learning to work18:27

Dona: yes18:27

DanVenture: Angel & Phox: I am feeling a little charitable. Otherwise, I just feel pained to think the paying audience had to sit through this…18:27

angel & phox: THAT LECTURE COULD KILL!!18:27

Godwinshelley2: Well – talkies were still a wonder then18:27

angel & phox: On YOUR nerves??!!18:28

Godwinshelley2: And seeing far away places like the desert, foreign cities and fancy places like San Francisco might have been worth the cost18:28

angel & phox: Wouldn’t disgruntled folks on the other 12 floors be BUZZING THE ELEVATOR like MURDER HORNETS by now?18:28

angel & phox: She really loves him.18:29

Godwinshelley2: Especially if you were going to the theater after the 1929 crash and needed the adventure18:29

Godwinshelley2: as a distraction18:29

Godwinshelley2: much like we all need now18:29

angel & phox: She actually runs that thing pretty good.18:29

angel & phox: She could get FINED for not having an (elevator) operator’s license!!18:29

Godwinshelley2: Maybe Market street?18:30

Dona: need a better bra18:30

Godwinshelley2: That would be where big stores were located I think18:30

angel & phox: And many of ’em.18:30

Godwinshelley2: Now in Chinatown – big run UP HILL from Market to Chinatown18:30

Godwinshelley2: I wonder if Chan actually did a B&E in the book18:31

angel & phox: Charlie Chan whose name was in ALL the newspapers EVEN THEN!!’18:31

angel & phox: “There, there”—WHERE, WHERE?18:31

Godwinshelley2: She doesn’t mention his police badge18:31

DanVenture: At least we have a Far East asian portraying our CC here.18:31

angel & phox: He’s not even a real Cosmopolitan.18:32

Godwinshelley2: Yes – an improvement – from which we backslid18:32

Godwinshelley2: I don’t understand the phone numbers back then – was the “Douglas” part a section of the town?18:33

Dona: no18:33

Godwinshelley2: I was right there18:33

Godwinshelley2: Took one of those old photo in new photo pictures from there18:33

Dona: my number was REgent 64083 and I lived in Lompoc, CA18:33

Dona: lol18:33

angel & phox: “Douglas” was the exchange, huh?18:33

Godwinshelley2: Hello Charlie!!18:34

angel & phox: Mine was CRestview 7-4715.18:34

Godwinshelley2: Do you think Charlie has a jazzy neighbor in the book? Why have that happen otherwise.18:34

angel & phox: Too bad they couldn’t use an Asian actor going onward. Though ST and WO are SOMETHING WONDERFUL.18:34

angel & phox: Useless scandal. As distinct from the other kind.18:35

angel & phox: Ah, get on with it, Duff. Pop the question!!18:35

angel & phox: And the Slow Talkers of America.18:36

Godwinshelley2: Great oboe work there18:36

angel & phox: PUN-JI! PUN-JI! PUN-JI!!18:36

Dona: they win the prize18:36

Godwinshelley2: Yea Boris18:36

angel & phox: Can we get married now?18:37

Godwinshelley2: Bois is the Tonto in this story18:37

angel & phox: We’ll call you “Sandy”.18:37

angel & phox: I hope he announces cancellation.18:38

Godwinshelley2: Beethum looked like he was thinking – what the heck did that mean.18:38

angel & phox: DAY-um.18:38

Godwinshelley2: All those days apart and she still hasn’t managed to find a fashion sense18:38

angel & phox: BEHIND THAT CURTAIN LIES18:39

angel & phox: She does look a wreck. With tiny dots.18:40

angel & phox: How could any audience refrain from laughter?18:40

angel & phox: Eve looks like Harpo Marx.18:40

Godwinshelley2: he is twitchy18:40

Godwinshelley2: yea Boris18:40

angel & phox: GIN!18:40

angel & phox: I am more lost than we were.18:41

Godwinshelley2: What did they play on the Titanic?18:41

Godwinshelley2: Chan shot him and you don’t even see it happen18:41

angel & phox: “Nearer My Dog To Thee”18:42

DanVenture: Yes, Chan fired. But… I wonder if he had to?18:43

Godwinshelley2: Could have just kicked Durand down the stairs18:43

angel & phox: Chan did what he could to end this all.18:43

angel & phox: Neaaaaau?18:43

angel & phox: Is he—-?18:43

angel & phox: ——*sigh*18:43

Dona: gosh18:44

Godwinshelley2: Angel I think you are about 5-10 sec ahead of us18:44

angel & phox: No man catchee monkees!!18:44

Dona: his arm doesn’t hurt any more18:44

Godwinshelley2: Thank goodness!!!!18:44

angel & phox: I think i have been. Apologies. Will be 5 seconds delaying next week!!18:44

Dona: he;s tall18:45

Godwinshelley2: carry a big stick18:45

angel & phox: Go Farther Gasoline!!18:45

Godwinshelley2: The End – next week is the spanish chan feature18:45

angel & phox: If that WASN’T the end of Western Electric System they sure TRIED.18:45

Dona: that is one weird movie18:45

hounder: thanks for the fun tonight. see you next week.18:45

DanVenture: Have a good and healthy week, everyone!18:45

angel & phox: YAY!!! gs, THANKS FOR LEADERSHIP!!18:45

Godwinshelley2: Rush is back in our drivers seat next week – 18:45

Dona: Goodnight all. It was great fun.18:45

Dona: thank you GS18:46

angel & phox: See you real soon, Y because we like you!!18:46

Dona: lol18:46

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Godwinshelley2: Everyone have a safe week out there – both weather and virus wise18:47

Godwinshelley2: catch you next week18:47

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