Chat Archive 11/8/2021

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for November 8, 2021

Docks of New Orleans

The Eye of Buddha (Part 1)

Dona and Merry Sue
LongshoreAngel & Foxx
Mike in DC
Rich Maine

Matt1 has joined this room

Rush has joined this room

Rush: Hi Matt!

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Rush: great to see you!

Rush: How are things going?

Matt1: You too!

Matt1: Pretty tired. Just got back from Disney….Did a 5K, 10K & my 1st half marathon all with in 3 days!

Mike drom SF has joined this room


Matt1: Hello Mike!

Mike drom SF has left this room

Rush: Mike FROM SF!

Mike from SF has joined this room


Rush: Traveling?

Mike from SFMike drom SF: Hi Matt and Steve. This is Mike. I dialed in before, I think a year ago or so.

Rush: AH!

Matt1: Ah, Ok…..welcome back!

Rush: thought that somehow you might be “Mike from DC”


Rush: How have you been?\

Mike from SF: I live in San Francisco. Familiar place to Charlie

Rush: Indeed!

Matt1: Yes!

Rush: In fact, as we join Chan this week, he is now based in your city!

Mike from SF: Time difference make it a bit tricky and on my way home now.

Rush: Although he and Tommt and Birmingham are visiting New Orleans!

Mike from SF: I did find the movie on vimeo

Rush: YES!

Rush: Yes, Mike..only its in two parts!

Rush: We also have the links above.

Rush: On YouTube they only have CLIPS from the movie.

Mike from SF: In the 1930s you had these little books with comics of many characters incl charlie chan. Bought one of these the other week. Found it in a nice bookstore in palo alto

Rush: Really!

Rush: GREAT!

Matt1: How cool!

Rush: Which one did you get?

Rush: There were three made.

Mike from SF: Yes and in really good condition.

Rush: NICE

Rush: Those are fun!

Rush: I love them!

Mike from SF: Will check exactly which one. Also found a small booklet from the 1950s i think with pages full of charlie’s wisdom


Dave has joined this room

Mike from SF: That is the one

Rush: Yes?

Rush: hello, Dave!

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Dave: greetings!

Matt1: Hello Dave!

Dave: How are the fellow Chan fans?

Rush: Doing well, thank you!

Rush: I hope that you and yours are well and happy!

Mike from SF: Doing well. Its been a while since a saw a Cc movie. Looking forward


Rush: Was this the book, Mike?

hounder has joined this room

Dave: First time around for this evening’s title…

Matt1: Hello Hounder!

Rush: Hounder!


hounder: hi rush, mike, matt, and dave

Mike from SF: No. Not that one.

Dave: hounder has entered

Rush: I hope that you can stay longer tonight, Hounder!

Mike from SF: Hi. Nice to e-meet

Rush: Mike from SF has returned to our humble fold!

Rush: We can start our radio drama in 5 minutes…

Mike from SF: Inspired by our local SF Chinatown

Rush: ike, we have a link to it above: “Eye of Buddha, Part 1”

hounder: i hope so too. it was another long night.

Rush: (Mike)

Mike from SF: Yes

Rush: Sorry to hear, Hounder…

hounder: hi mike, it’s been a while

Mike from SF: Yes. Back again

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: Cued here for radio program

Rush: Mike n Rachel in DC should be arriving soon.

Rush: So we should have both Mikes here tonight!

Mike from SF: I am ready

hounder: ready for the radio program

Rush: Ready here too.

Rush: I use the first box on the top left…the blue one.

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Rush: 2 minutes…

Rush: MDA!

Matt1: Hello MDA!

hounder: hi mda

Matt1: Congrats again!

mda19083: Hello to my Chan friends

Rush: Welcome…and continued congratulations on your winnin the melbourne Cup!

Rush: 75 seconds for the radio drama….

Mike from SF has left this room

Rush: 60 seconds…

Rush: Ready?

mda19083: I have left my filly at the starting gate

hounder: i finally got all the chan boxed sets.

Rush: Lost Mike…

mda19083: ready here

Rush: 40 seconds…

Matt1: Congrats Hounder!

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15..

Mike from SF has joined this room

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Mike from SF: I am back.

Rush: gong…drum…music…

Rush: “The Adventures of Charlie Chan.”

hounder: i didn’t see docks in any of them though

Mike from SF: Mysterious music

Rush: Not on the radio drama!

Rush: The “Docks” links are in two parts tonight.

Rush: But, I believe you have them on DVD, Hounder?

Dave: first link I tried didn’t play…

hounder: i do rush.

Matt1: The box set that includes tonights film is a different set

Rush: Or…are they back in Florida?

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Rush: Yes, matt…

hounder: long intro music for commercial perhaps?

Rush: lengthy music…commercial space…

Rush: Yes.

Mike from SF has joined this room

Matt1: Intro going to put me to sleep

hounder: i’m in fl, and they are 1 of the things i make sure to pack

Rush: WD, Mike…

Mike from SF: Chan again as cook

Dave: gives a chance for a word from the sponsor…

Rush: Sorry about your technical issues. happens to all of us from time to time!

Rush: CC goes to Maui.

Mike from SF: What would Charlie put on the menu?

Rush: Hm…?

Rush: Some Maui specialty?

Dave: ok, boss!

Mike from SF: Hawaian bbq

mda19083: sounds like the plot of The Chinese Parrot

Rush: Posing as Ah Kim.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx has joined this room

Rush: The disguise he used in “Charlie Chan’s Courage.”

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: LOTTA MUSIC HERE! We

Dave: longshore?

Matt1: Hello A & F!

Rush: Angel and Foxx!


LongshoreAngel & Foxx: We’re at 2:15. When do we get some dialogue here?

Rush: We are in the radio drama!

mda19083: a and f

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Yup. At 2:30. In Hoh-nolulu.

Rush: “Goose” is on the menu.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Hi mda! We wired our congrats! See Message Board!

mda19083: nene

Rush: YES!

Dave: What do we know about the radio actors here?

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: On the YT version of this radio piece, there were ZERO likes and ONE THUMZDOWN. You bet we balanced that, anyway.

mda19083: any idea on year

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: 4:15?

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Additional dancing.

Dave: Ramon Raquello…

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: NOT RAMON!

Rush: I think that Chan is played by Walter Connolly.

Dave: And his orchestra

Dave: Gentle voice…

Rush: Yes.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: So DON’T SEND ANY REGRETS.

Mike from SF has left this room

Rush: CC gets cooperation with his description of a botched hanging.

Rush: Poor Mike…

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: We’re getting squeamisk.

Mike from SF has joined this room

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Gibbering is not good.

Rush: Revolving door tonight for mike, sadly!

Dave: Welcome back…

mda19083: 1935 with Walter Connolly

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: We’ll wave Mike in and back!

Rush: Right, Angel!

Dave: thanks, mda

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: CC is dragging this out!

Mike from SF: Yes. Sorry. I am outside on my way home.

Rush: AH!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: OH NO.

Rush: Traffic?

Mike from SF: But connection to radio works well. I use my other phone forcthat

Rush: if you can be home in 20 minutes, that’s when we start the feature.

Mike from SF: Just left the train

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: You are a trouoer, Mike.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: *trouper*

Mike from SF: Could follow everything

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Anybody ever see “I WANT TO LIVE”?

Rush: Good.

Mike from SF: Time difference with westcoast

Rush: i may have, Angel.

Rush: Yes…4:55.

Mike from SF: Eacaped again the ands of the law. To be continued

Rush: I now live in Central Time.

hounder: Mom got chatty so I’ll have to listen to the radio .drama later

Rush: Part two next week…

Rush: (Of two parts, hopefully!)

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: I WANT etc is a GREAT flick! True story, Susan Hayward as a Bad Girl who ends up in the worst way. I rate it lotsa stars.

mda19083: I live in La La Land

Rush: Some of these dramas are only parts of longer collections!

Rush: BUT, at least we can capture the “flavor.”

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: hounder, see that you do!!  Essay questions later.

Rush: Will look for it, Angel.

Mike from SF has left this room

Matt1: Music is soooooooooo relaxing zzzzzzzzzz


Rush: I think Mike is setting the record for revolving door exits/re-entries!

Dave: And now, another word from our sponsors…

Rush: A LOT of words…

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: If these guys report a roan or sorrel horse lifted, there’ll be interior decorator jokes in town.

Rush: THE END…for this week…

Matt1: <clap-clap>

hounder: lol@angel

Rush: (Applause…)

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: There WILL be next time!

Rush: yes.

Rush: Next…”Docks of New Orleans.”

Rush: in 15 minutes…

Rush: I like the 15-minute radio programs.

Rush: makes for an easy transition…

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: This music put me under. Is it still 1935?

Matt1: Agreed

Rush: Well…we head to the “future”…

Rush: 948.

Rush: 1948

Mike in DC has joined this room

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Dewey’s gonna kick Harry’s butt.

Mike in DC: *sprints in*

Mike from SF has joined this room

Rush: Mike!

Matt1: Hello Mike!

Rush: Welcome…

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: DC Mike! Hihi!

Mike in DC: Good evening!

Dave: In my younger days, I listened to lots of radio. Theatre of the mind.

Matt1: We have our book end Mikes!

Mike from SF: Have we started the movie yet?

Rush: Mike in DC…Mike in SF has returned!

Rush: No rachel tonight?

Mike in DC: Coast-to-coast Mikes apparently. Hello SF!

Rush: YES!

Rush: East meets West!

Mike in DC: No Rachel…she’s buried in homework. With us in spirit, though.

Dave: Do we need to change our names?

Mike from SF: Hello DC

Mike from SF: SFMike

Rush: No need, dave!

Dave: Open mike night

Mike in DC: Hey there. I’ve visited SF a few times…really loved it. Do you know Tony’s Pizza?

Rush: I guess we could have an “IN” night sometime!

Rush: We could all add our locations!

Mike in DC: LOL: Dave

Mike from SF: Tony’s? Maybe.

Rush: Such as “Rush in IA”

Mike from SF: Downtown?

Dave: Is it Pizza from Tony’s?

Dave: Or Tony’s Pizza?

Rush: BOTH I would think!

Rich Maine has joined this room

Rich Maine: Evening all!

Matt1: Hello Rich!

mda19083: i’ll have a slice of pepperoni

Rush: Rich!


Mike in DC: Yes, it’s near a nice park–Washington Square

hounder: hi rich

Dave: evening,rich

Rich Maine: Hiya rush!

Mike from SF: Tonight chop suey from chinatown. The real deal

Mike in DC: Hi Rich

hounder: pepperoni extra cheese plase

mda19083: yes hounder!

Dave: getting hungry..

Rush: I am gastronomically jealous, Mike in SF!

Mike in DC: Oooh…perfect accompaniment to a Chan

Rich Maine: I am ready to have a po boy sandwich!

Rush: YES!

Rush: 7 1/2 minutes to go…

Mike from SF: Yes. Its already getting dark. Walking through chinatown and listening to the show. In the small alleys

Rush: How NICE, Mike!

hounder: i hate time change!!

Rush: Me too.

Dave: atmosphere…

Rush: yes…

Rich Maine: Yes keep the time stopped please

hounder: neither mo or the dogs reset well

Rush: Wish we could, Rich!

Mike from SF: Just passed mr wong’s house as well. CC’s distinguished colleague from the East

Lou in CLE has joined this room

Rush: 6 minutes till showtime…

Matt1: Hello Louuuuuuu!

Rush: LOU!

Dona and Merry Sue has joined this room

hounder: i says pick 1. don’t care which, just pick 1.

Dona and Merry Sue: Hello Everyone!

Lou in CLE: Aloha from Cleveland, OH

Matt1: Hello D & S!

Rush: And DONW with merry Sue!

hounder: hi lou

Rich Maine: Hi Donna

Dona and Merry Sue: I am in Boulder Colorado with my Sister in law

Lou in CLE: Hi D & MS

hounder: hi dona and Merry Sue

Matt1: How nice!

Mike from SF: I should say honarae colleagues

Rush: WELCOME!!!

mda19083: how merry

Dona and Merry Sue: She is joining us for our movie tonight

Dave: sounds great…

Rush: FIVE minutes to go…

Lou in CLE: Just enough time for my tea 🙂

Mike in DC: Hi Dona & Merry Sue

Rush: WELCOME to Merry Sue!

Dona and Merry Sue: MS says she is glad to be here

Dave: Everyone joins in, from all over…

Rush: And, everyone, we have the august return of Mike in SF tonight!

Lou in CLE: I guess we’re going to New Orleans, Tonight though, Dave!

Mike in DC: An August return in November?

Rush: Yes….New Orleans it IS!

Rush: Sure!

Rich Maine: To Bourbon st!

Mike from SF has left this room

Rush: like Christmas in July!

Dave: Watch your atep…

Lou in CLE: Oh, then I better make that some Tiger Tea!

Rush: 🙂

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room

Mike from SF has joined this room

Godwinshelley2: Hello all

hounder: hi gs

Rush: THREE minutes…

Rich Maine: Hi GS

Lou in CLE: Hi GS

Rush: Please “cue up”!

mda19083: since we are in NOLA tonight I made beignets for dessert

Matt1: Hello GS!

mda19083: hello gs2

Matt1: Cued!

Dona and Merry Sue: Hi GS

Dona and Merry Sue: Mike

Godwinshelley2: I’m cued here

Rich Maine: Oh that’s a lovely dessert

Rush: WELCOME, GS!!!

Lou in CLE: What is a Beignet?

mda19083: no calories

Godwinshelley2: a donut

Dave: greetings, folks

Lou in CLE: Ah, so.

hounder: oh yum. bignets

Rush: 60 seconds…

Rush: 50 seconds

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: 30 seconds…

Mike in DC: Caffe au lait et beignets…

Rush: 5…

Rush: 20…

Rush: (SORRY!)

Rush: 15…

Mike in DC: new math…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!


Rush: Title…

Rush: Music….

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: WINTERS is coming!

Mike from SF: I am in

Rush: Credits…

mda19083: i have trouble with the old math

Rush: Me too!

Lou in CLE: Is this Roland’s first Chan?

Rush: New math too!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: This is another DARLING screenplay!!

Dona and Merry Sue: My computer when off where are we?

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Ace Herman!!

Rich Maine: Yes Lou

Dave: It is Darling…

Rush: One minute mark.

mda19083: yes la and f

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Jimmy Burkett was PAID to do this.

Mike in DC: 1:10

Mike in DC: Just at end of credits

Dona and Merry Sue: Thank you

Rush: Shots of New Orleans’ docks…

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: They’ve been DOCKSSED!

Lou in CLE: Hey, I recognize that scene of the boat entry?

Rush: And…the set we saw in “The Chinese Ring.”

Mike in DC: No fog this time, though

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Truckload of laundry/fireworks just in from last week.

Lou in CLE: Ah,thxs Rush

Rush: Is this the same delivery truck we see in “Dark Alibi”?

Dave: thanks, a/f…

Rich Maine: Same dock as for the horse last week

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Rush: Maybe the truck belonged to monogram Pictures?

Lou in CLE: Probably, Rush.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Rush   

Rush: The horses arrived in “san Pedro” last week!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: CHEMICALS? Hey, Foxx!

Dave: Guy on left sounds familiar…

Rush: The guy in the dark suit…GROCK.

mda19083: tetragene?

Rush: My costume from Halloween.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: She left a wake-up call for 1948.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Yes!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: mda: EXACTLY! Our favorite brew!!

Mike in DC: He was in a couple other Chans, Dave

Dave: I have the fuzzy sleeves for you

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: HOW LONG ya think that car was?

Rush: Yes, Mike.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: I get the fuzzy sleeves for almost everybody, but i keep it discreet.

Rush: Well…BB exaggerated just a bit!

Mike in DC: Broadway and Treasure Island at least, I think

Rich Maine: Charlie’s house…no nameplate

Dave: yes…

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: BB is a MAJOR domo.

Rush: Kind of an incomplete talk sequence there by BB!

Lou in CLE: Rush, he didn’t have a partner to unanswer back.

Dave: nice close up

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: He’s too modest. “Secret” enemy? I hate him TOO, what am i, chopped lettuce?

Rush: Chan seems to be staying in New Orleans for a fairly lengthy visit.

Mike in DC: Nice diggs for rental..

Rush: But, at the end of the movie we see he’s heading “back” to SF.

Rich Maine: Yes, nice home away from home

Rush: Yes.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Anyone buried in New Orleans is soon resurrected.

Rush: “He who takes whatever gods send with smile has learned life’s hardest lesson.”

Rich Maine: TSYM

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: The Knee Plus Ultra!

Lou in CLE: Another fine mess you’ve gotten me into!

Rush: Yes, Angel…ground water.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: She probably didn’t get the letter.

Rush: Lou: 🙂

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Rush: how do you grind water anyway?

Rush: When it is frozen….

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Chan Guarantee.

Rich Maine: Foreigners!

Lou in CLE: Ah, the essential clue, from the novels!

Rush: YES!

Rush: Close call here!

Lou in CLE: Hard to find!

Dave: Right, rush

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Driver looked like Hitler. Must go back later, make screenshot, compare to snapshots in my earlier monograph.

mda19083: always take the second cab

Lou in CLE: U.N.C.L.E. where are their badges?

mda19083: not the first

Rush: To all of you: 🙂

Dave: Who needs badges?

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: YFSQ! Your Favorite String Quartet!

Lou in CLE: Yeah, Dave. Wrong kind of Uncle.

Rush: Never sign such a clause!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: We don’t need no stinking badges.

Lou in CLE: LA&F, yuk, yuk.

Dave: angel/fox, right

mda19083: what about the sanity clause

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: I’d break his arm, & later he’d thank me.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: The sanity clause will come down the chimbley. Or down the chimbley up.

Rush: If he signs, that clause should kick in, MDA!

Rich Maine: Cloric acid?

mda19083: yes rush

Rush: See the picture of Bambi in the wall?

Godwinshelley2: Peplum alert

Rush: Behind her.

Godwinshelley2: The back of her jacket

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: How many cigarettes you think all these actors have, in various pockets & rickrack drawers, at any given moment?

Rush: A carton’s worth.

Dave: My formula!

Lou in CLE: Is he pissed off, or what!


Rush: Yes.

Dave: Formula Syndicate

Rush: “Clause 5…the small print at the bottom…”

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Rush: let’s hope it’s the Holiday Carton with pictures of our favorite crooners, who will begin dropping like tobacco flies around 1953!

Lou in CLE: That cop was the bad guy in another Chan flick, can’t place it though.

Rush: Angel: 🙂

Lou in CLE: With Sidney Toler

mda19083: good cop or bad cop

Lou in CLE: Bad cop 🙂

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: She’s doing the Good Cop / Bad Cop / Curvaceous Amanuensis bit to Oscar there.

Rich Maine: Stock actors

Rush: $500 would be about $7,500 today…

mda19083: uh oh – cue the can

Rush: Not terrible….

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Oscar’s thinking about his wiener.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: I’ll take the $7500.

Dave: Uh, excuse me?

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: You are excused.

Matt1: <tin can>

Rich Maine: Company name is spelled odd…..


LongshoreAngel & Foxx: What’s their name, Rich?

Rush: (TYSM, Matt…)

Dave: ca-ching

mda19083: yes the can

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Clink.

hounder: …

Rich Maine: LA fontanne

Rush: “Death one appointment we must all keep, and for which no time set.”

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Many moons.

Rich Maine: Lafontaine is more accurate

Dave: Maybe no gud spelers their

Rush: (“And for which none are in great hurry…”)

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Then we can’t even pencil in a Tuesday?

Rush: Radio hums…

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Dave, noboddy speld gug then.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: *gud”

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Seems to be making a comeback!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: You mean the customary Mouse of Faith.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: TYSM

Rich Maine: Yes the mouse is a rat

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: I believe CC just made a swipe at white folks.

Rush: “Patience very lovely virtue.”

Rich Maine: Ur race!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: An “entirely new COMPLEXION!”

Rich Maine: Hahaha

mda19083: tetragene

Rush: (wink)

Godwinshelley2: One of the rare times he mentions race besides his ancestors

Dave: tetragene!

Mike in DC: This version leaves out the exciting “glass blowing” scene in the Mr. Wong version…

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: The DOC of New Orleans.

Rush: Yes, GS.

mda19083: good one angel

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Not just a rat, a rerat.

Rush: Poison gas!

Rich Maine: Ready for the nut house

Mike from SF has joined this room

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: The coroner’s schedule is TOTALLY dead.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Welcome back, SF Mike!

Rush has left this room

Mike from SF: I kept watching the movie

Rush has joined this room

Lou in CLE: Rush, that’s a very nice Panama Hat.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: CC just caught him in his lie.

Rush: Padded desk.

Rush: Briefly lost my Internet connection.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: TYSM

Lou in CLE: Hmm, yes and with those little buttons on it, Rush

Rush: Nice rear projection scene.

Mike from SF: I recognized that agreement indeed from a mr wong movie

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Rush: I was recently offered a padded room. What was the price on the desk? I like ensembles.

Rush: I think that we see actual footage of downtown New Orleans…

Godwinshelley2: Are they supposed to be in New Orleans right now?

Rush: Yes.

Godwinshelley2: Wonder if there was a Holmes theater

Rush: Have you heard of one there, GS?

Godwinshelley2: No – just noticed the name – was only there once

Mike from SF has left this room

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: I think they just stole the signs.

Dave: hounds?

Rush: Mobile Jones!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: YESSSSSS! MM’s double-talk routine!!

Matt1: Fun

Rush: Incomplete talk!

mda19083: i thought birmingham was supposed to be the driver

Lou in CLE: That’s a beauty…the car.

Rush: $2…about $30 today.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: We shall never know the last words!

Rich Maine: Two bucks

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: BUSTED!

Godwinshelley2: Yes there was a Historic Holmes Theater in New Orleans – photos on web


Lou in CLE: Awesome, Rush.

mda19083: dope

Godwinshelley2: It’s under “Ain’t There No More”

Rush: “Even melon grown in shade will ripen in the end.”

Dave: quick cut

Rush: “The ignorant always loud in argument.”

Rush: Yes, dave.

Lou in CLE: Ah, the old Holmes study of how many ashes was that?

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Rush, did i ever send you a photo of my living room? I’m a license-plate collector. I have a full wall of plates as the backdrop for the skil-saw-sliced front 3 feet of a ’57 Imperial./


LongshoreAngel & Foxx: What an ignominious end for a gutsy kittykat.

Rush: Chop Suey Boogie.

hounder: neat idea angel. are the paltes vintage? do you need an al plate or 2?

Rush: POP!

Lou in CLE: Chop suey boogie, yeah!

Rich Maine: So awful!

Dona and Merry Sue: WOW Angel

Godwinshelley2: Nice photo Rush

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: NICE!

Rush: From YOUR info, GS!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: TYSM

Godwinshelley2: Rush did you check out the facebook page I emailed – interesing info on Biggers stage productions

Rush: YES!

Rush: TYSM!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Lou, i’m going to check the discography for Stephane Grappelli for the Chop Suey Boogie.

Godwinshelley2: Might be something for the newsletter at the end of the year

Rush: I think I thanked you in reply last night.

Godwinshelley2: Oh I’ll have to look for that

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: I can easily see Herbert Hoover in this role.

Rush: YES!

Lou in CLE: LA&F, very cool!

Rush: Did you “CC” Lou?

Rush: I can forward it.

Godwinshelley2: No I didn’t

LongshoreAngel & Foxx:   

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Rush: I will get it to him.

Rush: Good stuff!

Godwinshelley2: Yes please forward – thought someone might want to contact the author to see if he would share with you

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Scroll of my memory is an 8-track cartridge.

Rush: Yes.

Godwinshelley2: There is that HAT – could use to serve chips and dip

Lou in CLE: LA&F, haha. Went right over my head…Pink Floyd.

Rush: Nice beret.

Rich Maine: Was he the band leader from The Trap?

Godwinshelley2: Nice with the camera following the butler to the door

Rush: Cole King?

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: He happens to know “The Countess Hass Never Been To Honolulu”: maybe if he hums a few bars—

Rich Maine: Yes!

Rush: Or…”The Maestro”?

Lou in CLE: LA&F 🙂

Rush: First time we actually see CC take a puff.

Rich Maine: Same actor?

Lou in CLE: Rush, not so?

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: EMERGENCY CALL for Philip Morris!!

Rush: maybe not! Forgot “CC in Rio”!

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Dave: Toler does in one movie

Rush: Yes! “CC in Rio”

Dave: Fake hypnosis

Rush: The Psycognosis test.

mda19083: LOU – Upon the Distinction Between the Ashes of the Various Tobaccos which was a little monograph on the ashes of 140 different varieties of pipe, cigar, and cigarette tobacco, with coloured plates illustrating the difference in the ash

Lou in CLE: Dave, hit proverbial needle on head.

Rush: Nion-speaking role there!

Rush: (non)

Rush: Fun to listen to the “small-talk” here.

hounder: ..

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: I want to use the phrase “Very well” more often.

Lou in CLE: MDA, “YES”! Jolly good.

Rush: Yes, Angel!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Ah, the humanity!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: She made that hat from a tabletop.

Rush: Get away fro your RADIO!

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Rush: Angel: 🙂

mda19083: oh no the radio

Rich Maine: Turn That music off!

mda19083: cue the can again

Rush: I have a sudden craving for chips and dip….

Dave: that was close…

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Charles deGaulle missed his calling.

Godwinshelley2: Ugh that lampshade had furry fringe

Lou in CLE: Rush, haha.

Rush: In the Mr. Wong version of this movie, the police siren played a key role!

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Godwinshelley2: Yes I liked that part of the Wong verison

Rush: We will be watching the Mr. Wong version of this movie next week!

Rush: “Mr. Wong, Detective”

Godwinshelley2: Ah – another KARLOFF week

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Chan on a firecracker bender in this period?

Godwinshelley2: You know, his birthday is in November

Dave: looking forward to seeing that

Rush: Matt?

Rush: (Tweet)

mda19083: which version – white or wong?

Rush: 🙂

Rich Maine: Butler out of job

mda19083: take my wife please

Dave: ca-ching

Rush: I need Matt’s confirmation, please….

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Hey, GS: JUST THIS MORN, i listened to an installment of the public-morale-builder radio show “Guest Star” (USTreasury, sponsor) with KARLOFF as the G.S.!!

Godwinshelley2: YEA!!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Chinese funny people. Yeah they a riot.

Dave: wow!

Rush: NICE!

Godwinshelley2: He did lots of radio – especially around Halloween

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: TYSM

Dave: There is an oboe player in the room

Rush: Born 1898.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Is that a possum on her head? Or an opossum?

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Rush: Bird’s nest?

Dave: Hard to walk like that otherwise

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Rush: Charlie Parker?

Godwinshelley2: Chair is furry

Lou in CLE: Ah, some real detective work!


LongshoreAngel & Foxx: GS, that sounds like a lead. Don’t brush it off!

Lou in CLE: Whoa! Cool Rush.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Material witnesses can be used to pull wool over eyes.

Rush: 🙂

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Whaddaya think that cop is, avoirdupoiswise, 100 lbs over?

Rich Maine: Hehe

Lou in CLE: Say, wasn’t that barrel in another Chan film :),.

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Rush: Probably, Lou!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: What a shrew.

Godwinshelley2: Rotating door for Mike?

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Lou in CLE: I recognized the scratches.

Rush: 🙂

Dave: great catch, lou

Rich Maine: Where is the bag?

Mike from SF: Yes sorry. Every time the iphone goes into sleeper mode I am logged out of the chat.

Lou in CLE: Study to be a detective, Dave 🙂

Rush: That hat would be a problem in a rain storm.

Lou in CLE: No Lady, your hat…that’s rediculous

Dave: Cause it would wake up?

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: SF Mike, we’re keeping your chair warm. Foxx fur.

Rush: It would FILL up!

Lou in CLE: OK, I admit it, I kinda like it.

mda19083: who said fox fur?

Rush: Surprise!

Mike from SF: Should be fine now. I turned off the sleeping mode

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Foxx said fox fur! It’s traditional.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Sleeping phones lie.

Rush: “Can fallen fruit return to branch?”

mda19083: that’s gotta hurt

Mike in DC: Fox fur. Very traditional, especially on foxes.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Can branch with fallen fruit be returned to Lowe’s?

Lou in CLE: Yes Rush, another Aphorism 🙂

Dave: poor bb

Rush: 🙂

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: IS—–

Rush: Lots of them in this one, Lou!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Never marry a wife with a broadcast.

Rush: Must be lying! He wasn’t killed before he could revel the name!

Rush: (reveal)

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Yeah, that threw me too!

Rush: Matt?

Rush: Sorry…


Mike in DC: no can for suicides?

Mike in DC: or putative suicides?

Rich Maine: Chan manor

Dave: less clanky sound?

Rush: Death is death…especially when it turns out to NOT be a suicide!

Lou in CLE: In New Orleans?

Lou in CLE: Must be rented.

Mike in DC: I’m Tommy. I used to be Jimmy, but…uh..

mda19083: secret formula

hounder: i can finally pay attention.

Rush: She wears the WHOLE fox.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: DC Mike: I LOVE putative stuff. I try to use the word “putative” any time i’m caught in hot-button conversations. i have NOT been reinvited to ANY homes or patios since i began this regimen.

Rush: Very good, Hounder.

Dave: Foxy lady?

Rush: Seems so!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Chan as professor of ignorance.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: TYSM

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: He’s obliquely singing their praises! This is an encomium in disguise!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Shut up, sister.

Lou in CLE: That’s a small fireplace, faux fireplace.

Rush: Must gather at leisure what may use in haste.

It is fool in hurry who drink tea with fork.

Mike in DC: A veiled encomium, AF

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Beautifurr rady.

Lou in CLE: Yes, Rush 🙂

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: These cars get LONGER as the movie gets SHORTER!

Mike in DC: Beautifurr furr. Fox furr.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: WE DON’T WANT ANY!

Rush: COMING: The Battle of the Furs!

Lou in CLE: Rush 🙂

Mike in DC: Fox vs Mink for the World Fur Fighting Champeenship

Rush: 🙂

Lou in CLE: :))))

Rich Maine: Fox tried to choke me

Lou in CLE: Why 3 minutes? Isn’t 5 traditional?

Rush: 2:50

Mike in DC: tick tick tick

Lou in CLE: He who goes into hill and the tiger 🙂

mda19083: you say tomato

Rush: He who goes into hills after tiger must pay price.

hounder: ..

Dave: Grock, born without conscience….

Rush: 2:00…slow watch…

Rush: 1:50….

Rush: 1:45….

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: LECORD of LADIO ploglam!!

Mike in DC: t.i.c.k. t.i.c.k. t.i.c.k.

mda19083: you are bad foxx

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: SHATTERING revelation!

Rush: “La…la…laaaaa….”

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: *leveration”

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: I LOVE when he talks like this.

Rush: Power of suggestion….

Lou in CLE: Death is the black camel that kneels unbid at each gate.


LongshoreAngel & Foxx: What the DICKENS! Must use that word 6 times tomorrow!

Rich Maine: Wow

Lou in CLE: Ah, the ole power of suggestion trick…shoulda known.

Dave: like the still photo

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Miss Aguirre looks like she’s had no trouble reaching Port.

Rush: Ship with too many pilots sometimes have difficulty reaching port.

Lou in CLE: Nice, Rush

Rush: The “tomata.”

Mike in DC: Mr. Grock plays the glockenspiel

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: The Federal Boys. I have their first album!

Lou in CLE: MinDC 🙂

Rush: tomato – (Slang) A woman regarded as attractive.
Pete McNally: “I know the tomato…”

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Uh-oh.

Dave: Another fine ending….

Rush: Getting there….

Rush: Not quite yet…

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: DON’T reach for it, Herb!

Rush: We have an encore first…

Mike in DC: Sopranos are lethal on their own. They don’t need poison gas…

Lou in CLE: M 🙂

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Mike in DC: The Case of the Vanishing Rush

Rich Maine: Underate me please

Lou in CLE: Yes, a mystery for sure!

Mike from SF: Almost fininshed on my side

Dave: quite a mystery

Mike from SF: Started ala few min later

Lou in CLE: Well, that was simple enough!

Mike in DC: Shining garments of success!

Lou in CLE: He’s getting hitched to the tomato?

Lou in CLE: I completely missed it.

Mike in DC: Back to SF, Mike! Say hi to Charlie for us.

Rich Maine: Bag to sf

Mike from SF: Will do.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: YAY!!!!

Godwinshelley2: The end

Mike from SF: Poison in tubes

Matt1: <yee-haw>

Mike in DC: <kids-yeah>

hounder: thanks for the fun. hope to see you next week.

Lou in CLE: Yes, Mike. Meet him at the airport, or train station 🙂

Dave: yay!

Rich Maine: Tysm

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RushDaveMatt1Godwinshelley2: Sorry!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Hope we all meet again, reel reel soon!!

Mike in DC: Rush, you’re back just in time for the ending.

Rush: I was booted!

Mike from SF: Will overthink this mystery on a walk through chinatown

mda19083: thanks all for another fun chan chat

Rush: So…

Lou in CLE: The vanishing host has returned!

Rush: Next week..

Dave: tysm to fellow Chan fans….

Rush: Boris karloff as Mr. Wong…

Rush: In…

mda19083: welcome back rush

Mike from SFLou in CLE: Thanks for this movie. See u next week.

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: TYSM, dave!!~

Rich Maine: Another great one……thanks!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: Gnite!!

Rush: “Mr. Wong, detective”

Matt1: Good night folks and have a great week ahead!

Dona and Merry SueRush: WB Rush

Mike in DC: Always a pleasure! Looking forward to being Wong with everyone next week!

Rush: TYSM, Matt…

Dave: Great see everyone this evening….

Godwinshelley2: Yea – Boris!!

Mike from SF: Who cares about spoon when dinner is over”

Rush: And thank you EVERYONE!

LongshoreAngel & Foxx: We CAN be Wong!!

Rush: Another good evening!

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Godwinshelley2: Thank you Rush

Mike from SF: Good evening.

Mike in DC: Have a great week. That’s right Angel!

Rush: Yes, Angel!

Lou in CLE: Mike 🙂

Rush: We are not perfect!

Dona and Merry Sue: I will see everyone next week back in Ontario.

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Lou in CLE: Aloha, everyone.

Rush: Cobina is Wright…Karloff is WONG.

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Godwinshelley2: Night everyone – have a Safe Week

mda19083: TYSM

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Rush: Good night!

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Mike from SF: By bye

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Dave: Take care, if anyone is traveling

Dona and Merry Sue: Good night all. See you next week.

Rush: Welcome BACK, Mike in SF!

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Rush: see you next week, hopefully!

Mike from SF: Yes. I will be there.

Rush: Dona and Merry!

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Rush: Good night!

Rush: TYSM!

Rush: Our reps in SoCal!

Dona and Merry Sue: Merry Sue says she enjoyed our evening. Night all.

Rush: Good night!

Rush: take care…

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Rush: Good night, Mike!

Rush: see you next week!

Rush: Good night…

Rush: 🙂

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