Chat Archive 11/7/2022

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for November 7, 2022

Docks of New Orleans

Old New Orleans – a James A FitzPatrick Traveltalk (1940); Port of New Orleans Drone Video Tour; Time-lapse – down the Mississippi from New Orleans to Gulf of Mexico [4K]

Rich Maine

Rush has joined this room

Matt1 has joined this room18:30

Rush: Good evening, matt!

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Rush: How are you tonight?

Matt1: Pretty good, thnx….yourself?

Rush: Doing better! I had a brief but potent cold over the weekend, but much better today!

Matt1: Glad your are doing better. Weekends are never fun with a cold!

Rush: That’s true!

Rush: I found a few interesting extras for tonight.

Matt1: We’re watching a Tropical Storm in our area on Thursday

Rush: The first one is one of the color “Traveltalks” that TCM shows on occasion.

Matt1: They looked interesting

Rush: Yes, I heard about that approaching storm.

Rush: mainly rain, right?

Rush: If we have time we can share the time-lapse of a ship leaving New Orleans and heads to the Gulf.

Matt1: Yes, with winds in the 40mph range. Nuisance event

Rush: It illustrates the distance that NO is from the ocean.

Matt1: Interesting

Rush: Better than a hurricane!

Matt1: Yes!

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: The east coast of FL may see a Cat 1

Rush: One of the problems of paradise!

Matt1: That’s true, but Tampa Bay hasn’t had a direct hit in 100 years

Rush: That’s good.

Matt1: Which is surprising

Rush: I guess that the east coast is the problem area.

Rush: It might be just you and me for the first extra!

Matt1: Not so much. Summer time creates warm water temps in the Gulf and they are most unpredictable

Rush: I see.

Matt1: Water can be warmer than air temps!

Matt1: I’m cued up here

Rush: Now that we live a lot closer, I can see that we will someday make a trip down to your state.

Rush: We can wait till :45.

Matt1: Ok

Rush: I have mine ready, too.

Dona has joined this room

Dona: Hillo Matt and Rush

Matt1: Hello Dona!

Rush: Hellooooo….DONA!


Dona: How is everyone.

Rush: Thee makes THREE.

Dona: It’s trying to rain here Rush

Dona: kind of a drizzle

Rush: Really!

Rush: Almost cause for celebration!

Dona: tomorrow and wednesday

Dona: so they say now it will change

Rush: SoCal can use it.

Rush: How are you tonight?

Dona: Yes

Rush: Got home pretty fast?

Rush: Our first extra for tonight….


Dona: I’m home and have a fire in the fireplace and it’s my favorite night of the week

Rush: Sounds GREAT!

Dona: I left early to beat the rain

Rush: Great that you were able to do that!

Rush: Well…

Rush: Let’s watch the first one, Shall we?

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Dona: Hi mds

mda19083: just in time

Dona: mda

Matt1: Hello MDA!

mda19083: hello all

Rush: This is one of the “Traveltalks” from 1940.

Rush: Showing New Orleans.

Rush: Hello!


Rush: Here is the first extra, MDA!


Rush: I’ll let you get it cued up past the ad…

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Dona: I’m cued

Matt1: Hello Hounder!

hounder: hi everyone.

Rush: Hounder!

Rush: Good evening!

mda19083: ready here


Rush: Our extra:

Rush: We will wait till you are ready!

Dona: Hi Hounder

hounder: not sure how much i’ll get to participate tonight. mom’s been up since 3 and needy all day.

Rush: Okay…sorry to hear, but we understand.

hounder: am.

Rush: Everyone ready?

Matt1: Yep!

Dona: ready here

hounder: ready here

Rush: Short countdown…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10….

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

mda19083: beignets at cafe du monde

Rush: YES!

Rush: Been there!

Matt1: lol I was about to say I was craving a beignet!

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: Looks a bit cleaner than I remember

Matt1: Court of two sisters!

mda19083: had a mint julep on the court of 2 sisters

Matt1: Great brunch

mda19083: many moons ago

Rush: Well…this was 80 years ago!

Rush: A “cleaner” era!

mda19083: looks like spam

Matt1: Yes….sadly

mda19083: or souse

Matt1: Yum

mda19083: the devil made me do it (Flip Wilson)

mda19083: engarde

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: You poked me!

hounder: the city has changed a lot since this was made

Matt1: Yes

Rush: Saw this cemetery a long time ago.

Rush: True, Hounder!

Matt1: It’s interesting to tour

mda19083: muddy ole miss

Rush: Thwe creek behind our home eventually feeds the Mississippi.

Matt1: I liked that, thnx

mda19083: NOLA – a great city to visit

Rush: (Applause…)

Rush: Yep.

mda19083: clap clap clap

Dona: <WAHOO>

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Louise-today: Hello Chan ClanQ!

Matt1: Hello Louise!

Dona: I would like to see New Orleans one day.

Rush: Next, we have a drone tour of todays’ “Docks of New Orleans.”

Dona: Hi Louise

Dona: good to see you.


Louise-today: Sheesh, I didn’t mean to put that Q there!!!

Rush: Hello, LOUISE!!!

mda19083: hello louise

hounder: hi louise

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Louise-today: I am actually cued up and ready to go!

Rush: Alright!

Matt1: Cued for next clip

Dona: Ready here Rush

Rush: Another short countdown…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Louise-today: I’ll finish eating dinner first

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

mda19083: short and sweet

Rush: Yes!

Matt1: Very nice, thnx

Rush: at gave a look at the port today!

Dona: that was interesting

hounder: neat overview

mda19083: enjoyed the tour

Rush: If you like there is sort of a “bonus” extra that runs about 6 minutes.

Matt1: Go for it!

Dona: ok

Rush: it is a time-lapse film showing a freiter’s journey from the port of NO to the gulf.

mda19083: a bonus!

Rush: Ok?

Rush: Let’s do it!

mda19083: ready here


Dona: ready here

Rush: A short countdown when ready…?

Rush: Okay….

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Rush: This shows just how FAR these ships must travel JUST to reach the GULF!

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Matt1: Hello NT!

Rush: HELLO, NT!

mda19083: nt is in thr house

Rush: Just began the final extra!


mda19083: the

hounder: hi nt

Niothere: Oh the go was for an extra?

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Niothere: Hi Rich

hounder: hi rich

Matt1: Hello Rich!

Rich Maine: LaFontaine chemical…how Jay I assist?

Rich Maine: Evening all

mda19083: greetings

Niothere: Ah it was. Better stop the movie then:)

Rush: Hello, RICH!

Rush: are watching the final extra!

Rich Maine: Hello Rush!

Rush: Hello, NT!

Niothere: Don’t panic just fixing my name.

Rush: 🙂

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Nothere: There thats better.

Dona: Hi Rich and NT

Rich Maine: Greetings Dona

hounder: hi dona

mda19083: quite a long haul from NOLA to the gulf

Rush: YES!

Dona: That was cool.

Matt1: Thanks for the extras, Rush!

Dona: I didn’t realize it was that far

Rush: This last one was sort of “hypnotic,” huh!

Dona: yes, thank you Rush

mda19083: very interesting – thanks

Dona: those were great

Rush: Well!

mda19083: enjoyed them all

Matt1: Cued to Opening Title here!

Rush: Let’s ready our copies of “Docks of New Orleans”?

Dona: I’m cued Rush.

Nothere: Has anyone read the venmo description? Brillant detective chauffeur and his young wife chase fake asian guy :fp:

Rush: getting mine there…

Rich Maine: All ready here!

hounder: ready

mda19083: cued

Rush: Okay…I am nor re-cued!

Nothere: And ex cued Rush

Rush: Everyone ready?

Louise-today: ready

Rush: NT: 🙂

Rich Maine: Is this the FIRST BB?

Matt1: Yes

Rush: “Secret Service” was his first appearance.

Rich Maine: Aha!

Nothere: But keep that a secret.

Dona: I’m glad he is back

Rush: This is the second Roland winters Chan movie.

Rush: Yes, NT!

Rush: And, the second one where Jimmy is now called “Tommy.”

Rich Maine: Is it time?

Rush: Let’s countdown…

Nothere: Almost Rich don’t Rush it.

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 20 seconds…

Rush: 🙂

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Matt1: <GONG>

Rush: Title…

Rush: Music….

Rush: Credits…

Louise-today: MM is in the house!

Rush: A panning shot of the ships at the docks…

Rush: Actually…anchored.

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Rush: GS!

Matt1: Hello GS!

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Dona: Hello GS

Godwinshelley2: I started with you – just hadn’t logged in yet

Louise-today: Hi GS

Rich Maine: Ole Miss is running dry now…

Rush: Just started the film!

Godwinshelley2: I’m a minute in

Rush: “Docks of New Orleans.”

Rush: yes.

Rush: 1:25

Matt1: Familar set

Rush: Yes, Matt!

Louise-today: That dock scene again

Rich Maine: Yes matt

Rush: Used in “The Chinese Ring.”

mda19083: ominous music

Rush: Notice, none of the extras had any lines.

Rush: Saved money.

Nothere: Thats it dude act casually. Don’t look suspicious.

Rush: yes, MDA.

Rush: Louise…I have been saving all pages at the WP site as “Drafts.” Is that okay?

Nothere: Anyone noticing the white fur is a memeber of the female in our group.

Matt1: BB!

Louise-today: Yes Rush, you can publish them when you are ready

Rush: I figure that as the “unveiling” is reached, Wall pagers can be published.

Rush: Okay…TYSM!

Rush: I am presently working on the Sunday Comics.

Louise-today: inadvertant talking over each other!!!

Rush: A page for each FULL_SIZE comic.

mda19083: yes NT – WFF

Louise-today: The comics will be fun to see in a new form

Nothere: Enter Chan

Rush: I think thaey will be an improvement.

Rich Maine: I have a secret enemy!

mda19083: man without enemies …

Nothere: Nothere says Not me Rich

Rush: Working with a shady group invites “secret enemies”!

Nothere: But if their so secret how do you know about them?

Rush: “Small assistant, second son.”

Dona: lol

Louise-today: second son, third son…you lose track after 13 of them

Rush: True!

Nothere: Ah ah. 13 kids. Come to think of it what is the spilt between sons and daughters?

Rush: The team of Tommy and BB!

Nothere: Move over Laurel and Hardy.

Rush: How are things going with your mother, Hounder?

Rush: I know she had a difficult night.

hounder: tonight she wants to hitch hike to pittsburgh

Rush: I guess he had to call a cab after the car was stolen!

Nothere: Sorry to hear that Hounder.

Rush: I see….

Rush: Is that a possible episode from her youth?

Matt1: Sure, sign here

Godwinshelley2: Did she hitchhike alot when she was younger, Hounder?

Rush: Forget the niece! Call your attorney!

hounder: no. but she’s trying to get back home. except home up there isn’t hers anymore. and hasn’t been for several years.

Nothere: It’s a tontine run run away fast.

Rush: Ah.

Godwinshelley2: Yes, that is difficult, Hounder. I had to drive my father up to his brother’s old house to meet the new home owners.

Rush: Do you have any photos of that home?

hounder: 18 hours at least to drive there with her, 2 dogs and a cat…. ummmm no.

Rush: yes.

hounder: ans she isn’t physically able to handle the rids.

Rush: Yes.

Godwinshelley2: Peplum alter on her jacket

Godwinshelley2: alert

Rush: He’s not dangerous…he only pulled a gun on him!

Louise-today: music to die by

Louise-today: yed, peplum

mda19083: taking a nap?

Rush: Definitely so, Louise!

Godwinshelley2: The lighting seems a bit elementary. Lots of shadows on the walls

Rich Maine: Struck down oh no!

Matt1: <tin can>

Rush: I recall “peplum” being mentioned last year!

Rich Maine: Just too late….

Rush: Open in full size 474×474

Nothere: Wonder if it’s a solution of tetragine.

hounder: matt are you going to be in the path of the new tropical storm?

Rush: I could not save the chat record last week. It disappeared right away.

Matt1: Yes, Thursday

Godwinshelley2: Last week was unusual – didn’t display until logged in

Rush: “Looks sometimes are frightful liar.”

hounder: be safe. i think we’re only going to get all the wind and surge from being n the dirty side wed or thurs.

Godwinshelley2: Yes – that flounce at the bottom of her jacket – peplum

Rush: Open in full size 474×355

Rush: “Patience very lovely virtue.”

Louise-today: We have this peplum discussion every time there is a peplum!

Rush: 🙂

mda19083: never heard of it – anything like pablum?

Rush: 🙂

mda19083: the verdict is he’s dead

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Matt1: Hello SB!

Dona: Hello Sarahbell

Rush: Sarabell!!!


Nothere: Hi Sara

Rush: How have you been?

hounder: hi sara

Nothere: I’m so horribly depressed that his death made me so much richer. I’m crying into my hndreds.

Rush: We can catch you up to where we are in the movie, SB>

sarabell2: Hey Ya’ll, I have not forgotten you, you are too funny. Hope you all are well, I just got very busy, got a grandson needs help with school at night, but you are very nice and enjoyable people, I did not get tired of this, so sorry I have not been participating.

Godwinshelley2: 22:15

Rich Maine: That count Dracula accent!

Nothere: Yes Sarah my face is funny.

Rush: Not to be sorry! We are so happy that you are here with us!

sarabell2: Ok got to find the movie first.

Godwinshelley2: 23:00

Rush: Nice rear projection used here.

hounder: no worries sara, life happens. we just missed you.

Godwinshelley2: I like the jostling of the car as it drives

mda19083: bourbon street!

Nothere: So you can park at the garage. Somehow that makes sense.

Rush: A N.O. main street, at least!

Rush: ourbon Street is really narrow!

Rich Maine: The maestro from Malibu?

Rush: (Bourbon)

Nothere: And the famous routine

Rush: YES!

Matt1: Mobile Jones!

Rush: Some of the “incomplete talk” coming.

Rush: AKA: “indefinite talk.”

mda19083: oh i thought he said mobile homes

Rush: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: Tommy drives the chauffer

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Equal standing!

Nothere: Or Tommy can’t pay BB’s salary.

Rush: Open in full size 1473×674

Rush: Actual Louisiana plate then…

Nothere: Oh no. The badly drawn bird has eaten a number off the license plate.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Pelican!

Rush: They are also seen in our part of the river in Iowa.

Rush: “Chop Suey Boogie.”

Dona: lol

Rush: The “accidentally” assist Pop here….with that “POP”!

sarabell2: My best friend is from Slidell, she would love that license plate

Nothere: What Wong does with a bird Chan does with cat intestine. I think the bird got the better of the bargin.

Rush: Set of golf clubs against he wall!

sarabell2: I want that license plate

Godwinshelley2: My car broke down in Slidell and I had to spend a couple weeks there getting it fixed.

Nothere: No promises Sarah but there are vanity plates.

Nothere: Now thats a fur

Dona: Is it fox?

Rush: SB, I see a couple at eBay…about $300.

Rich Maine: The hat!

Nothere: So do I start part 2 now?

Rush: Chips and dip, anyone?

Nothere: Chips yes dip no

Rush: As soon at the first one ends.

sarabell2: That was fast for Slidell

hounder: yes please rush

mda19083: the bark is worse than the bite

Rush: I forgot…the online copy comes in two parts.

sarabell2: Ouch, I do not want it that badly

Rush: The pickings are often sparse with thes last Monograms.

Rich Maine: Cocaine cigarette!

Nothere: But they aren’t Mono pickings at least.

Rush: So far, I have not found a copy of “The Shanghai Chest” online…

Rush: Our November 21 film.

Rush: Yes, NT.

Nothere: Alas even if my chan vhs still worked, I didn’t have chest on it.

Rush: Questionable, but not quite THAT questionable, rich!

Nothere: I know you want to but no one put your cigarette out in that hat.

Rush: 🙂

mda19083: beat i – the cops

mda19083: it

Rush: The small-talk in funny here if you use headphones.

Rush: They were ad-libbing.

sarabell2: Can I please get the time I finally pulled up the movie, thanks

mda19083: as a doornail

Nothere: Do you have part 2 Sarah?

Rush: Siren.

Rush: Recall the Wong version of this movie.

Matt1: <tin can>

sarabell2: Yes I found it

Rush: Open in full size 2000×2000

Nothere: Well I think I’m behind but I’m at 440

Rush: Yes, SB…the license plate?

Nothere: Yep if someone died I’m behind. Sorry Sara.

Rush: SECOND victim.

sarabell2: Thank you NT it is OK I keep getting distracted here

hounder: i’ll be away for a bit. mom’s finally ready to eat dinner

Rush: The suspect is being interviewed.

Nothere: Ah real life interupt fantasy life. So annoying.

Rush: Okay, hounder.

sarabell2: You are so good, Hounder.

Rush: Yes.

Nothere: Night Hound

Rush: Her mother raised a wonderful daughter.

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Nothere: Hey Rich

Nothere: Give it up shadows and suspence music. I recognize Chan’s hat.

Rich Maine: Sorry I fell down 🙂

Nothere: You o.k.?

Rich Maine: Meant fell out of the chat room

Nothere: Ah your in pain then 🙂

Rush: 🙂

Louise-today: I’m back. Once again family can’t remeber this is Chan nighht…

Nothere: As I said real life interupting fantasy life. So annoying.

sarabell2: My family keeps interfering in my personal life.

Nothere: Family like fleas. Hard to scratch.

Louise-today: I want to escape into the fantasy world all the time…

Rush: Open in full size 220×327

Rush: Louise, the line for that is REALLY long!

mda19083: life is what happens while you’re making other plans – John Lennon

sarabell2: Me too, Louise

Nothere: Once upon a time…

Rush: MDA, the truest words he ever penned!

Rush: “Can fallen fruit return to branch?”

Nothere: THe bookcase you fools. It’as always the bookcase.

Rush: 🙂

Louise-today: Extremely dead person: is there any other kind?

Rush: Not really!

mda19083: caught Biggers’ 7 Keys to Baldpate (1947 version) on Inernet Archive the other night – a great movie

sarabell2: Yes Louise, you have to watch the Princess Bride


Louise-today: Have seen Princess Bride: was just thinking I needed to watch it again

Rich Maine: Another body!

Rush: Matt…?

Matt1: Not letting me post the CAN

Rush: Open in full size 2000×2000

Rush: My “assist.”

Matt1: TYSM

Rush: 🙂

Rush: “Visitors.”

Rush: They will.

Rush: It’s a rough home, though.

Nothere: Time for the old hit the lamp into the gun hand trick.

Rush: Her facial expression showed the intensity of the hit to Tommy’s head!

Nothere: Forget the parables? But I’ve used them for 35 movies.

Rush: CC walks into the den of theives…

Rush: A red fox fur?

Nothere: wait have I gone from behind to ahead? Jokes no work that way. Time check

Rush: A bit ahead…

Rich Maine: Another hat

Rush: CC just sat behind his desk.

Nothere: Shoot overcorrected. No wait put down that gun.

Rush: BB awakens…

Rush: Tommy comes to…

Rush: Cab arrives…

Louise-today: Aguirre the Wrath of God…sorry, that popped in my head

Rush: CC ordered to answer front door…

Rush: Gives CC 3 minutes….

Rich Maine: 3 minutes…..

Rush: Takes a box from the desk

Rush: Holds tube.

Rush: (Is this helping you find where we are?)

Nothere: Yes thanks

Rush: AH! Very good!

Nothere: Posion going to strike heart.

Rush: Chan uses a ploy soon that he will use in an episode of “The New Adventures of Charlie Chan”….”Blind Man’s Bluff.”

Rush: Here comes that ploy…

Rush: power of suggestion.

mda19083: too bad LaFontanne didn’t use the Spotify app

Nothere: He was only 90 years aweay from using it.

Rush: Tommy and BB to the “rescue”!

mda19083: it would have saved his life

Rush: Yes.

Nothere: What ounching in a fourties film. This must be r rated.

Rush: Yes…such “violence”!

Louise-today: The tomatoe!

Rush: “Yes.

Rich Maine: The tomato

Rush: As also heard in “The Shanghai Cobra.”

Rush: ’40s slang.

mda19083: tou say tomatoe… i say

Rush: A good-looking lady!

mda19083: you

Nothere: Whats wrong with dame?

Rush: 🙂

hounder: back in time for the ending.

mda19083: broad?

Rush: maybe notTHAT one.

Rush: That one’s a little less than a compliment.

mda19083: same sapde used that one

mda19083: sam spade

Rush: Just ask Alphie.

mda19083: adventuress?

Rush: For that one…

Nothere: Doll, dish, hot mama

Rush: see…””Charlie Chan in City in Darkness”

mda19083: NT is on a roll

Rush: Or…”Charlie Chan at the Olympics.”

Rush: Next week…

Rush: “Mr. Wong, Detective.”

Rush: Starring Boris Karloff.

Rich Maine: Have a great week

hounder: thanks everyone. see you next week

Rush: In the original version of this films story!

Godwinshelley2: YeaH! Boris

Matt1: <yee-haw>

Rush: Also…celebrating his birthday!

Nothere: Pulp heros 30’s slang list comes in handy at times:)


Louise-today: Yay!!!

Godwinshelley2: Yes indeed

Dona: <WAHOO>

mda19083: be well all until next week – another fun outing in the chat room


Nothere: Yeah!

Rush: (Applause…)

sarabell2: Thanks everybody, see you next week I hope.

Matt1: Good night everyone and have a great week ahead

Rush: 🙂

Dona: another good one!

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Rush: I do like this film.

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Nothere: WEll folks time to set sail. Hope you all had a good Halloween


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Rush: You are GREAT as always!

Godwinshelley2: Everyone have a safe week

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Godwinshelley2: Night

Rush: Prayers with Hounder and her mom….

Godwinshelley2: Yes indeed

Rush: Good night….

Louise-today: Bye all.And VOTE!

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Rush: have a great week.

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Rush: see you here for the Karloff version next Monday.

Dona: Looking forward to it.

Dona: See you next week. Thank you Rush!

Rush: Louise, take a peek at how things are going with WP when you can.

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Dona: Good to see you Louise.

Rush: Will do, Dona!

Rush: Enjoy the cozy weather!

Rush: See you next week!

Rush: be happy, and safe!

Rush: Good night!

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