The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for November 11, 2019
Docks of New Orleans
The Baffling Murder of Colonel Willoughby (Part 4)
streamline & marsupial/angel & fox
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Rush: Good evening “Streamline and Marsupial”!
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angel & fox: is this liove?
angel & fox: liove?
angel & fox: liove?
Rush: And…the costume left behind…
angel & fox: liovelioveliove?
Rush: WELCOME angel and fox!
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Rush: Please, not that earworm just now, Angel!
Matt1: Hello Rush and A & F!
Rush: Hello, matt!
angel & fox: You make it nice to be here! We just managed to shed the costumes a minute ago, & boy are our arms tired!
angel & fox: Hi Matt!
Rush: Good evening to you!
angel & fox: Good eve, Rush!
Matt1: To you all as well!
Rush: I hope that you both had, or are having, a good Veterans day!
Matt1: Very nice, thnx
Matt1: Off today?
Matt1: How was the trip?
Rush: I just gotr back last night from my trip.
Rush: Very eventful…we may have our house.
Matt1: I bet it was COLD?
Rush: It was…but not unbearable.
Rush: I just missed the first blast of winter.
angel & fox: This will be a brief appearance, & we do not speak of our ropas interiores, our underarmour. A sick friend requires transport from upstate NY to hospital in Boston, & the collective yours truly are leaving shortly.
Rush: WOW, Angel. A bit of a drive ahead.
Rush: I hope that your friend is well soon.
Matt1: Good luck, Angel and safe travels
Rush: Yes…BE SAFE!
angel & fox: Yes, but in a good cause. It’s about 4 hours. Thanks for the good wishes, guys.
angel & fox: We may actually listen to Colonel Willoughby on the road, hope he gets his before we reach Exit 6.
Rush: Yes…take care.
Rush: Very good, Angel.
Rush: I hope you can!
Rush: And, if you can listen also to “Docks of New Orleans,” you can do that, as well!
angel & fox: Thanks again, greetings to fellow detectives as they arrive. We shall don our fur (and fur our dons), set out, & return next week full of Tetragene & vinegar!
Matt1: As a FYI, I will be out the next two, maybe three weeks due to travel/vacation
Rush: Travel safe, Angel…
Rush: Please wish your friend well for us!
Rush: Next week: “Mr. Wong, Detective.”
Rush: Celebrating Boris Karloff’d birthday.
Matt1: Good film
Rush: Actually, tonight’s movie has ties to one of the Mr. Wong pictures.
Rush: In fact…it is influenced by our film next week!
Rush: So, this gives us the opportunity to compare the two.
Matt1: Very cool
Matt1: Though I will be away
Rush: And you will be missed!
Rush: Where are your travels taking you this time?
Matt1: Heading to San Fran Thursday, picking up a cruise back to Florida via Panama Canal….15 day cruise!
Matt1: A “bucket list” trip
Rush: Take a copy of “Charlie Chan in Panama” with you to watch!
Matt1: lol, yes!
Rush: You will be seeing some of the parts of the Canal noted in the movie.
Matt1: I may watch it again this week before leaving
Rush: Sounds good, Matt.
Rush: I know you will be having a wonderful time!
Rush: I love how the cruise takes you back home.
Matt1: We love cruising, so getting back on a ship is the most relaxing part for us
Rush: sy hello to Sr. Manolo’s relations.
Matt1: It’s called the “Ocean to Ocean” cruise
Rush: Yes…Pacific into the Atlantic as well as the Gulf.
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Matt1: Love to log in here on the Mondays I’ll be away, but just can’t figure out how to do it, lol
Rush: Someday I would like Marie and I to take a cruise of some sort.
Matt1: Hello Louise!
Rush: Well, I suspect that there might be Internet availablity aboard ship!
Rush: Good evening, Louise!
Matt1: Mat has technology challenges though
Louise: Hi guys. I will be back later for the movie but I wanted to let you know, Rush, that I just emailed you 2 images of Warner Oland I came across in a 1937 LIFE magazine. Let me know if you have seen these before.
Matt1: Very cool!
Rush: Are those of Oland and his dogs?
Louise: One of his dog, one an ad for a car
Rush: I have that issue, but, another scan is always welcomed!
Louise: If you need them I will scan them this week and send you good copies.
Rush: Take your time, but if you can, I think that the ad, especially, would be nice as it is over sized.
Louise: Back soon. Off to get food…
Matt1: Ready here
Rush: We should start the radio drama!
Rush: I need to get mine ready….
Rush: 25 seconds…
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Rush: I forgot to send the go!
Matt1: That was a LONG 5 seconds
Rush: Are you running?
Matt1: lol….I’m running
Rush: Mine had a “false start” so I needed to click twice.
Rush: That threw me off.
Rush: I heard a second of intro then nothing.
Rush: This time, the butler GOT it!
Rush: I love the Irish cop, here!
Rush: We see that in the movies of the era, too.
Rush: I think I am still “recovering” from my trip.
Rush: I got home after midnight.
Matt1: Ugh….short trip and long travel
Rush: Return: Moline to Atlanta, to San Diego.
Matt1: Atlanta can be a tough airport
Rush: Chan puts pieces of the puzzle together.
Rush: it seems that Inspector Duff has come in from England to assist.
Matt1: So will your new place have a “Chan Cave”?
Rush: Yes…the “office.”
Rush: Like we have today.
Matt1: Very nice
Rush: We are trying to work it so if my mother-in-law wants to come with us, she will have her own bedroom upstairs.
Rush: (ground level)
Rush: Downstairs,(basement) has a bedroom possibility for one of the daughters, etc.
Rush: Nice place.
Matt1: More for the $ I bet
Rush: There is a golf course behind the home.
Rush: MUCH, matt!
Rush: Chan sets a trap…
Rush: Close to the Mississippi River.
Rush: Far higher than any flooding.
Rush: No view of it, though.
Matt1: Were the fires or power outages out in CA near you?
Rush: Mr. Chan gives his words of wisdom….after a word from our sponsor!
Rush: Not near.
Rush: L.A. is as close as they got.
Rush: Fires have been a part of california my whole life.
Rush: There are just more people today.
Rush: More affected.
Matt1: Yes, but those power outages too, yikes
Rush: As well as poor forestry practices due to environmental extremism.
Matt1: That’s what I understand too
Rush: Well, those are to prevent any sparking during high winds.
Rush: We have a “very enlightened” governor who blames every anomaly on “climate change.”
Rush: Plays well to his constituency.
Rush: Oh, well…Iowa and hoped for sanity becons….
Rush: I will leap off the soap box!
Matt1: lol….Yep….I shake my head a lot, but can only imagine the people who actually have to live there
Rush: We can start the movie in 11 minutes…
Rush: yes, Matt….
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Rush: A one party state today.
Matt1: Hello Dona!
Dona: Hello everyone!
Rush: Good evening!
Matt1: NY same way
Rush: Oh, yes.
Dona: I agree with everything you said Rush. California is a mess.
Rush: TYSM, Dona…
Rush: Sometimes I feel a bit lonely in my thoughts!
Matt1: Biting your tongue starts to hurt after a while
Dona: Yes Matt!
Matt1: btw, I’m cued here
Rush: Yes, Matt!
Dona: I agree with that thought to Rush.
Rush: I have had to bite, and bite hard, over the years!
Matt1: That’s my Mattism for the night
Rush: Especially being a teacher!
Rush: 8 minutes!
Rush: I like this film a LOT!
Rush: Interesting “location.”
Rush: Interesting crimes….
Rush: BB and “Tommy” working together!
Rush: We should be feasting on gumbo tonight!
Rush: 6 minutes…
Dona: Sounds good.
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Matt1: My wife and I were visitjust saying we’d like to get back to NOLA next year for a
Godwinshelley2: Hi all
Matt1: Hello GS!
Rush: by the way…happy Veterans Day, Dona!
Rush: Same to YOU!
Rush: Happy Veterans day!
Godwinshelley2: Yes – Husband had free food today!
Rush: AH! Denny’s?
Matt1: You cooked for him?
Dona: All Qued here Rush
Rush: I need to get ready!
Godwinshelley2: He had Veterans day food at a local brewery
Matt1: Thank him for his service, GS
Rush: Yes, GS!
Rush: Please do from ALL of us!
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Louise: Back again!
Matt1: wb Louise
Rush: I must have not connected the “dots” over the years, GS!
Dona: Yes, please thank him for his service.
Rush: 2 minutes…
Godwinshelley2: He has been properly thanked. And he ways your Welcome
Dona: My grandson is in Afghanistan right now.
Louise: CUED here
Rush: 90 seconds…
Rush: Didn’t know that, either.
Rush: God Bless him.
Rush: “Docks of New Orleans.”
Rush: 60 seconds…
Godwinshelley2: I’m cued
Rush: 40 seconds…
Godwinshelley2: My dvd player was acting a bit off – hope it goes ok
Rush: 30 seconds…
Rush: Fingers crossed…
Louise: Why did we start early tonight?
Godwinshelley2: Did you get my email Rush?
Rush: Music and credits….
Dona: Is this our first Roand Winters this year
Rush: I haven’t checked, yet, GS. I was out of town for a few days.
Rush: Got home late last night.
Godwinshelley2: They showed one of my favorite Earl Derr Biggers stories on TCM last week.
Louise: Which one GS?
Godwinshelley2: Idle Hands was made into The Millionaire with George Arliss – very good
Louise: Ah. the same docks
Godwinshelley2: And a yound Jimmy Cagney has a bit part
Rush: The same ship’s hold we see in “The Chinese Ring.”
Louise: very mod furniture
Rush: GS, have you checked your PO Box lately?
Rush: Striped suits!
Godwinshelley2: Yes – and the email I sent you was a thank you.
Godwinshelley2: It will look SPLENDID on my Kar-Lofft
Louise: Who won the race last week?
Godwinshelley2: Master of Reality
Rush: CD’s horse.
Rush: I need an address to send the coin to.
Rush: I listened to the race live on teh Internet.
Godwinshelley2: Fingers Crossed that he pops in tonight
Rush: BB did a variation on “incomplete talk” just then.
Louise: Yes Rush, I enjoyed trhat
Louise: typos tonight
Rush: My favorite bit!
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Rush: Louise…I am the biggest typo-ist!
Matt1: Hello CD!
Rush: WELCOME, CD!
Dona: Hi CD
Cdirus: Hi guys, Sorry I’m late. Priorites
Rush: You, of course, were this year’s winner!
Rush: Priorites take front seat, CD!
Godwinshelley2: CD was late – basking in the glories of the Winner Circle
Cdirus: Homemade apple pie
Rush: CD, I will need an address to send you your winner’s coin!
Matt1: Congrats CD!
Rush: You can email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cdirus: I won?!
Louise: Would Charlie ever lose self-control?
Rush: Louise, we have nevwer seen that….
Rush: Mabe once or twice he came close with an offspring!
Cdirus: Maybe when he was younger?
Rush: Yes, and that, too!
Rush: CD…with egg on my face…and jet lag to blame….
Rush: made a slight error….
Rush: it was NT’s horse….
Louise: I had chili for dinner but tomorrow dinner will be super chilly: cold blast coming!
Godwinshelley2: Oh no – hold your tickets everyone!
Rush: I’ll send you a consolation prize, perhaps, too make amends…
Cdirus: Oops, That’s OK Rush, better luck next year.
Louise: OH NO Rush!!! What a tragic mistake. Will you finslly admit it was MY horse???
Rush: Yes, your horse fouled the winner.
Rush: (just kidding about the fouled…)
Rush: I guess my feeble brain was taken in by the rhyme: NT…CD…
Godwinshelley2: You still have vacation brain –
Rush: That makes him a suspect before the cause.
Godwinshelley2: Hard to settle back into work
Rush: I was a bit scattered while away.
Rush: Plus my phone messed up for a while and I needed to go to Verizon to have it fixed.
Dona: I hate that
Godwinshelley2: Phone problems while on a trip are the WORST
Rush: We don’t know how much we depend on those things until they stop working!
Dona: It takes forever
Dona: very true
Rush: Did anyone hear the cmera’s shift during that last scene?
Louise: Accident? Homicide?
Rush: TYSM, Matt…
Cdirus: This movie was a Mr. Wong wasn’t it?
Rush: and it looks like the “old days” to boot!
Rush: Yes, CD! You nailed it!
Rush: it is pased on the film for next week: “Mr. Wong, detective.”
Rush: We will be marking Boris Karloff’s birthday.
Godwinshelley2: While watching The Big Sleep, noticed a description of someone as having “a Charlie Chan mustache”
Godwinshelley2: Yes! William Henry Pratt
Cdirus: Usually it’s a Fu Manchu mustache
Rush: We can add that to our “Charlie Chan mentions” list!
Rush: Yes, CD, but Chan was noted!
Godwinshelley2: it was the bookstore scene
Rush: Yes, I think I recall that.
Rush: I have that one DVR’d, so I can look for it.
Rush: i want to watch that movie anyway…one of my favorites!
Godwinshelley2: wonder if it is in the remake
Dona: I know that scene but I don’t remember that. I guess it’s a good reason to watch the movie again.
Godwinshelley2: Bogart is asking the good looking bookstore clerk to describe the owner of the bookstore across the street
Cdirus: I’ve not seen that movie yet
Cdirus: Only Casablanca
Rush: CD, I suspect you will enjoy it, too!
Godwinshelley2: It’s confusing if you concentrate on the storyline – just enjoy the acting
Rush: Another GREAT movie!
Rush: Yes, CD!
Dona: Agreed GS
Rush: I was happy to hear others say that, as I always thought it was ME!
Cdirus: Ok GS
Godwinshelley2: The Big Sleep is renowned for having a script that was just too confusing
Rush: But it is a fun ride!
Godwinshelley2: Will have to pull up the Robert Mitchum version
Dona: But I have watched it at lease 100 times.
Rush: maybe like some of actual life…does not always make sense!
Rush: yes, Dona!
Godwinshelley2: Bogart makes “cute” in a scene that reminds me of Harrison Ford acting “cute” in Blade Runner scene at the Burlesque House
Rush: Louise, Slowly but surely I am getting your screen-captured chats from the past formatted and added to the Chat Archive.
Rush: GS, one never knows that there was not an influence there?
Godwinshelley2: There is an “Hard-Boiled” vibe to Blade Runner
Rush: I think that the rear projection is actually showing a New Orleans street.
Rush: I haven’t seen that one for many years.
Rush: Mobile Jones.
Godwinshelley2: There are so many versions of Blade Runner anymore! I
Rush: Now we move into some incomplete talk.
Cdirus: I must be in the right spot, I was just going to say that
Godwinshelley2: I’m a purist and like the original theatrical release with the Voice-Over – more hard boiled for me
Rush: I love the meaningless French thrown in there!
Rush: They owe “two bucks” on the parking.
Rush: “The ignorant always loud in argument.”
Rush: And, before that: “Even melon grown in shade will ripen in the end.”
Rush: That would be a little over $30 today.
Louise: Jazzy music
Rush: Yes, Louise!
Rush: “Chop Suey Boogie”
Rush: Tommy just assisted his Pop…if accidental.
Godwinshelley2: Tortilla Bowl on her head
Dona: Yes, the dip goes in the middle
Cdirus: More like a bundt pan
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Godwinshelley2: Wow – they didn’t spare the buttons on her jacket
Dona: Hi Dan
danventure: Evening, Everyone!
Rush: Good evening, DV!
Godwinshelley2: Hi Dan
Cdirus: Hi Dan!
Rush: WELCOME…and Happy Veterans Day!
Rush: How are you tonight?
danventure: Yes, thank you to all who have served!
Matt1: Hello Dan!
danventure: You know, I had never heard of this chapter in CC’s adventures.
Rush: “Coquina Bark”
Rush: Listen to the “s\mall talk” here.
Rush: GS’s husband is one of those honored today.
Godwinshelley2: Retired US Army Reserves – 22 years
Rush: Actually, should be so every day…but this one is set aside!
Rush: They both sprang from theit seats at the same time!
Cdirus: My dad is retired USAF, and my grandfather was in WWII
Godwinshelley2: His Draft number was VERY LOW during the Vietnam war – so he joined up – AND it turned out they decided NOT to call people up with numbers that year!
Rush: Very good, CD.
Rush: Two more honorees.
Dona: My Grandson is serving in Afghanistan right now.
Cdirus: What does that lady do when it rains?
Rush: I care every other weekend for a gentleman who was a bomber pilot in WW2.
Rush: Flew B-29s in the pacific.
Godwinshelley2: Rush, you do keep busy!!
Dona: WOW! He is a true hero
Rush: I guess I do, GS!
Rush: They ALL were and are, CD!
Cdirus: One of my favorite planes – the B-29
Godwinshelley2: Husband’s favorite was the B-25
Rush: The B-17 was a mainstay in Europe.
Godwinshelley2: We leave close to Dover and see lots of military planes flying (sometimes hovering) over head
Rush: And those were really dangerous missions.
Cdirus: I had a chance to see a fly over of B-25’s celebrating the Doolittle Raid back in 2013 I think. Loved the sound of the old prop engines
Rush: Until the B-29s came along, theu could not fly at very high altitude.
Rush: Agreed, CD.
Rush: There is an air show nearby each year, and they usually fly a B-17 around. i love that sound, too!
Rush: Give hin the third degree!
Godwinshelley2: Wow – now a Salad Hat
Dona: Interesting hats tonight.
Louise: The hat collection would make an interesting video, right after the fox fur collection!
Godwinshelley2: With a side visit to loud pajamas and ties
Dona: Yes Louise. A documentry
Rush: that should be our next project, Louise! 🙂
Godwinshelley2: Then a whole section on PLAIDS
Cdirus: Hiding behind the curtains
Rush: Yes…the “test patterns.”
Louise: I am thinking of several videos.
Rush: And, the chips and dip have arrived.
Rush: This is similar ti the captains K of the last movie.
Dona: Guacamole and tortilla chips YUM
Louise: Holy guacamole: that hat!
Godwinshelley2: Peplums were quite the fashion for this film
Rush: Dona: 🙂
Louise: Yes peplums
Rush: Excuse my ignorance, but…PEPLUMS?
Godwinshelley2: The flounce at the bottom of the suit jackets the women wear
Cdirus: Learn something new every day
Louise: Peplums make your butt look big
Godwinshelley2: It usually is at waist level and has a little bit of ruffle in the flow
danventure: Fortunately, i found “Docks” on Vimeo. So at least I’ll have a taste of Roland Winters as our beloved CC.
Rush: Ah…like bustles….
Godwinshelley2: Depends on the amount of ruffle
Rush: Learn something new each day…!
Godwinshelley2: The secretary at the start was wearing a jacket with a peplum
Rush: Sounds like something to be used in a trivia question!
Godwinshelley2: It softens the otherwise hard look of a suit
Louise: GS: look slike you are in the peplum club. Me, I can’t carry it off
Godwinshelley2: My favorite suit that I bought at Harrods in London had a peplum
Godwinshelley2: And it no longer fits me
Godwinshelley2: Yes –
Rush: actually went there long ago.
Godwinshelley2: The women in Dynasty wore suits with peplums ALOT
Rush: BB gets knocked out!
Rush: Her grimace tells all.
Dona: oh dear
Rush: CC walks into the trap…willingly?
Rush: “He who squanders today talking about yesterday’s triumphs, have nothing to boast of tomorrow.”
Louise: My husband is worthless: he called AGAIN during the chat! Sheesh!
Rush: Louise…isn’t that what we husbands are for?
Godwinshelley2: He knows you “aren’t busy”
Rush: Must gather at leisure what may use in haste.
It is fool in hurry who drink tea with fork.
Rush: Vintage shoulder pads.
Louise: Tonight I am drinking sarsaparilla tea which I found in the store today. Charlie’s favorite tea!
Rush: NICE, Louise!
Rush: Super appropriate!
Dona: How is it Louise?
Rush: I am imagining the possible taste, myself.
Louise: Yes, look for it: TAZO apple and sarsaparilla. I’ve never seen it before
Louise: Very tasty
Rush: Necessity drive hard bargain.
He who goes into hills after tiger must pay price.
Rush: Seems that Chan is saying as many aphorismas as possible here!
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Rush: Recall in the TV Chan series where a similar thing as we will see here is used by Mr. Chan.
Rush: “Blind Man’s Bluff.”
danventure: Where in the show is everyone?
Rush: Nice work, BB and Tommy!
Rush: Working our way toward the climax….
Rush: Ship with too many pilots sometimes have difficulty reaching port.
Rush: Mr. Grock.
Rush: “The Tomata.”
Dona: the tomata
Louise: Yes Charlie is over thetop on aphorisms
Rush: Recall the old Ella Fitzgerald commercial?
Louise: Shattering the glass?
Rush: It CAN happen.
Rush: We will see that the death traps were set off in a different way in next week’s movie.
Rush: After dinner is over, who cares about spoon?
Rush: Wherever one is not, that is where heart is.
Rush: We will now be joining Chan and company in San Francisco….
Rush: THE END
Rush: Next week….
Rush: “Happy Birthday, Boris Karloff”
Rush: “Mr. Wong, Detective.”
Matt1: HBD BK!
Louise: Mr Wong returns!
Godwinshelley2: Yes Happy Birthday to Boris
Dona: I like those
Rush: We can then compare the two films.
Godwinshelley2: How fun
Godwinshelley2: This one is easier than the one with the dogs
Matt1: Good night folks and I’ll see you again in two or three weeks…..Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Rush: So…I thank you ALL for a wonderful evening!
Rush: as always…YOU made it what it was!
Godwinshelley2: Have a safe (and warm) week everyone!
Dona: You too Matt. Safe travels.
Rush: TYSM, Matt!
Rush: have a FUN, HAPPOY, and SAFE trip!
Louise: Stay warm folks
Godwinshelley2: Night all
Rush: Good night!
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Rush: Have fun att he Canal, matt!
danventure: see y’all next week!
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Rush: take care, DV!
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Dona: Night all!
Rush: Have a grweat week, everyone!
Dona: Thank you Rush! Great time as always.
Rush: And a GREAT week, also!
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Rush: TYSM, Dona!
Rush: Enjoy your week!
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