Chat Archive 2/10/2020

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for February 10, 2020


Feature:
Charlie Chan in Paris

Extra:
The Green Hornet (Chapter 6)

Participants:
angel & fox
DonGodwinshelley3
hounder
Louise
Matt1
Mike n Rachel in DC
Nothere
Phil
Rush

Godwinshelley3 has joined this room

Godwinshelley3: Hello everyone

Godwinshelley3:

Matt1 has joined this room

Matt1: Hello GS!

Godwinshelley3: Hello Matt

Matt1: Hope you had a good week

Godwinshelley3: Rush might run late tonight – said start the show for him16:26

Matt1: Yes, I was copied on the email….You got the start tonight?

Godwinshelley3: You would be welcome to the starting honors

Godwinshelley3: What’s your preference?

Matt1: Doesn’t matter, really. If you have counter set up, you can.

Godwinshelley3: I haven’t been watching the special features, what time do the start?

Matt1: I think it’s a 21 minute short, so say 7:40?

Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room

Matt1: Hello M & R!

Rush has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: Greetings, compadres!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rush!

Rush: Good eveing!

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Godwinshelley3: Ok – I’ll let you have the honors

Rush: I just got back.

Mike n Rachel in DC: *clapping* He’s baaaaack

Matt1: Hope you had fun!

Rush: Phew!

Rush: Not bad traffic…fun…

Mike n Rachel in DC: You’re now back in CA?

Rush: Well, I thank you all for stepping up to the plate.

Godwinshelley3: Hello Rush!!

Rush: Hello, GS!

Rush: and Matt and Mike/Rachel!

Rush: Thank you for copying the Chat from last Monday, Matt!

Rush: Much appreciated!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah. There is evidence?

Matt1: Happy to do so

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: We’ll talk later, Mike

Matt1

Mike n Rachel in DC: *wipes fingerprints*

Godwinshelley3: Today is Lon Chaney jr birthday.

Matt1: Lon!

Rush: Ah…very good.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Is that the Werewolf Chaney?

Godwinshelley3: Yes

Mike n Rachel in DC: He wasn’t in any of the Chan films, was he? Don’t recall him.

Rush: Well, we are in Paris, but not “City in Darkness” which is the Paris he was in…

Mike n Rachel in DC: AH. Never mind…

Rush: 🙂

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Matt1: GS just got cloned

Mike n Rachel in DC: So the Chans had Karloff, Lugosi and Chaney. The horror trifecta.

Mike n Rachel in DC: I think I’m seeing double.

Godwinshelley2: Yes – Chaney was on Broadway and the Chan-almost Moto film

Rush: Yes, Mike.

Rush: And, TRUE, GS!

Godwinshelley2: Don’t forget the Lorre – standing in for Chan

Godwinshelley2: And the almost visit byn Carradine in Olympics

Rush: Of cource, the Moto film was to have been a Chan movie: “Charlie Chan at the Ringside.”

Rush: (course)

Rush: Yes, GS.

Mike n Rachel in DC: That was an ok Moto.

Godwinshelley2: I might be missing our Monday evenings coming up – have to be in Indiana for my Mom & Dad – health issues – might be out there for a few weeks/months while we help them

Rush: AND…we might be able to count J. Carroll Naish who was the hunchback in, I believe, “House of Frankenstein.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh dear. I hope all goes well, GS.

Godwinshelley2: Rush – of course – Naish

Matt1: Best of luck GS….sorry

Rush: Yes, GS…I hope that things go well for your parents.

Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s always fun to trace the careers of these actors in and out of various movies.

Godwinshelley2: As you know the internet does not exist well in the Hoosier Heartlands – so if I can pop in, I will

Rush: Very good.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Look for the Interwebs, GS.

Rush: And, yes, Mike.

Rush: I always enjoy seeing other films with Chan actors in them.

Godwinshelley2: Their library turns off their internet when they close up – you can’t sit in the parking lot and get it

Mike n Rachel in DC: One of my aunts swooned for Lionel Atwill…was always fun to find him popping up in things. And yes, Rush, especially the character actors from the Chans.

Matt1: Ready here for GH

Rush: How about a Starbucks?

Godwinshelley2: HA! No Starbucks ther

Rush: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: It’s a dinky town

Godwinshelley2: you can walk from one end of town to the other easy

Matt1: I prefer Mom/Pop shops

Rush: Sounds TINY indeed!

Rush: Okay…are we set for the serial?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice quiet town.

Godwinshelley2: Don’t forget Mantan Moreland was in horror films too

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ready to hum here.

Rush: “Highways of Peril”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Really? (MM in horror films?)

Godwinshelley2: SpiderBaby

Rush: Yes.

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Ready to drive the Highway of Peril. *adjusts goggles*

Godwinshelley2: A couple zombie films

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Hounder!

Rush: Too bad he got killed off so fast in that one!

Matt1: Hello Hounder!

Rush: hello, Hounder!

Mike n Rachel in DC: OH. I could see him in zombie films.

Rush: Yes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: have to look up SpiderBaby

Godwinshelley2: It was Mantan’s last film

Rush: I think TCM aired that one a few years ago.

Dona has joined this room

hounder: Sorry I’m late, I got distracted. 🙂

Rush: Dona!

Rush: Good evening to you!

Dona: Hello everyone!

hounder: hi dona

Matt1: Hello Dona!

Rush: Shall we watch our Green Hornet episode?

Dona: The traffic gods were good to me

hounder: have we started or am i in time?

Rush: Very unpredictable, Dona, isn’t it!

Rush: You are in time!

hounder: good

Rush: Are we ready?

hounder: ready here

Godwinshelley2: yes

Rush: (Link is above)

Dona: Yes

Rush: Okay…

Rush: Let’s say….

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 20 seconds…

Rush: 15…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Flyswatters ready?

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Matt1<buzz….SPLAT>

Matt1

Rush: Get the Raid..

Mike n Rachel in DC: Wasp & Hornet Killer, have some in the basement

Rush: Visual recap…

Rush: WOW! Speed reading necessary!

Rush: Shaken, but alive…

Godwinshelley2: Mantan- Revenge of the Zombies & Strange Case of Doctor RX – both good ones

Godwinshelley2: He’s in King of the Zombies too

Rush: Yes.

Rush: So, we count MM. too!

Rush: “2U 202”

Rush: The Hornet mobile was said in episode one to be capable of going 200 MPH!

Rush: Cy Kendall.

Rush: There is another Chan actor in this one besides Keye Luke and Kendall.

Matt1: A Bounty on GH!

Rush: Wade Boeteler.

Rush: And..I just recognised the man next to kendall then…

Rush: he was in “CC in the Secret Service.”

Godwinshelley2: That one guy reminds me of Fred MacMurray

Rush: Yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Blue Street Bus Line seems very shady

Rush: “Whippet Bus Lines” (!)

Rush: An obvious take-of on “Greyhound.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: That bus driver was in a Bogart film

Rush: Check his ID!

Mike n Rachel in DC: That Whippet can really run!

Rush: Throw it into low gear!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Saved!

Rush: Yes!

Rush: They got lucky!

Rush: Hm….VERY suspicious…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Now they have to do real bad-guy stuff

Rush: Yes.

Godwinshelley2: Yeah – I’d get a face full of phone if I tried that

Rush: Me too.

Rush: I guess it’d be worth it, though!

Godwinshelley2: Is that the same road they used in a couple Chan films – the beach one maybe?

Mike n Rachel in DC: He’s resourceful

Rush: Hornetmobile on “quiet” mode.

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Hornet arrives!

Godwinshelley2: Smacked around BUT able to still maintain his snappy Chapeau!!

Godwinshelley2: He looks like Fred Murtez to me

Rush: That guy’s a pretty good scrapper…

Louise has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: Cut the Hornet music!

Godwinshelley2: Hello Louise

Louise: I’m Baaaaack!

Godwinshelley2: Yes!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Louise!

Louise: Tried to sign in from Belize but it didn’t work.

Godwinshelley2: Yes I was mentioning I may be missing for awhile – Hoosier Heartlands have bad internet

Louise: We come and go, GS

Rush: Hello, Louise!

Rush: od evening!

Louise: Hi Rush

Rush: How was Belize?

hounder: i’m sorry gs. we’ll miss you

hounder: hi louise

Nothere has joined this room

hounder: hi nt

Matt1: Hello NT!

Louise: Belize was nice. Not too hot. We are in the jungle part, not the beach part.

Nothere: Bonjour mes anmis

hounder: are. are you still there?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey! Not Here is not not here anymore

Matt1: Hello Louise, sorry I missed you

Louise: No, back in New Jersey

Rush: NT..welcome to YOU, too!

Louise: Hey Matt

Louise: Missed yoou all

Nothere: Where I am is a question. Am I at the 20th century fox or the title card?

Godwinshelley2: Bridge of Disater!!

Rush: “Bridge of Disaster” next Monday!

Nothere: And we missed you Louise. Matt tried to fake it, but he cried.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Fortunately the Hornet is bullet-proof

Matt1: lol….Sell out

Nothere: And bomb proof.

Rush: NT, wwe will be cuing to the OPENING TITLE.

Nothere: Which remins me which serial did we see after the Green Hornet returns?

Matt1: <clap-clap>

Louise: Thanks for that bit NT

Rush: Which one did we see last year?

Nothere: Me Oui Rush.

Nothere: It went smiling jack, green Hornet returns, something I fogot, green horntet.

Mike n Rachel in DC: There was Smilin Jack

Rush: “Secret Agent X-(“

Rush: X-9

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh yes. K9

Matt1: Cued to OT!

Dona: going to get paris set up

Nothere: Ah yes. I’ve actually een that before. Can’t believe I forgot it. Must be an evil plot.

Louise: Cud here

Mike n Rachel in DC: Or a bad serial, NT

Rush: 10 1/2 minutes to go..

Rush: SORRY!

Rush: FIVE and a half!

Matt1: Time flies!

Rush: Yes!

Nothere: Whoa that was a fast five minutes.

Rush: Especially when Yours Truly tries to multitask!

Godwinshelley2: Cued here

Louise: I lost 5 minutes of my life and don’t know where it went.

Rush: FOUR minutes…

Godwinshelley2: Nice Typeface for the opening credits

Godwinshelley2: I especially like they way they use the “N”

Nothere: GENTLEMEN START YOUR ENGINES!

Louise: Ponderous music, though

Rush: THREE minutes…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *vrooooom*

Rush: Yes, GS.

Phil has joined this room

Rush: TWO minutes to go…

Phil: GREETINGS EARTHLINGS!

Matt1: Hello Phil!

Rush: PHIL!

Rush: WELCOME!

Godwinshelley2: The capital “A” looks like the Star Trek insignia

Mike n Rachel in DC: meep meep, Phil

Rush: We are startin the movie in 1:45…

Louise: Very true, GS

Godwinshelley2: Or is that our new Space Force sign

Rush: Please cue to the opening title…

Nothere: Two to beam up.

Louise: GS: no comment

Rush: 75 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Q-d here

Phil: Qd

Rush: 60 seconds…

Rush: 50 seconds…

hounder: ready

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ooooh. The Space Force. So cool!

Rush: 40 seconds…

Louise: I’m so nervous. I think I forgot how to do this!

Rush: (agreed!)

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *fastens seatbelt*

Rush: 20…

Nothere: Oh yeah. Try being posted in space Mike. Cell reception sucks.

Rush: 15…

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Rush: 5…

Mike n Rachel in DC: True, NT. Have to get the satellite phone

Rush: GO!!!

Matt1<GONG!>

Phil: Gone Baby!

Dona: Hi Angel

Nothere: Hi Angel just under the wire

Rush: Title…

Rush: Music…

angel & fox: Hi ho!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Very heroic opening music

Rush: Goes from dramatic to a bit less so…

Godwinshelley2: Is that France in the background

Louise: Heroic is a nice word

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ho hi, Angel (& fox)

Rush: Paris.

Godwinshelley2: Oh I see it was that place

angel & fox: Hey Notty! Been trying to log in 10 mins or more…

Rush: All that we see is the same basically today in those shots.

Nothere: With that tower? It’s either Paris or Tokyo.

Louise: Oh I miss our airplane sound effects

Godwinshelley2: No Audible dialog – subtitles

Rush: NT: 🙂

Nothere: Vroom

Mike n Rachel in DC: Anyone who flew in that thing was very brave.

Phil: Could be Las Vegas

hounder: hi a n f

Phil: And deaf

Rush: CC clears his ears.

angel & fox: Will be a rather silent detective Tonite, as i’m on phone screen not panoramic PC.

Godwinshelley2: English spoken

Rush: ONLY English is heard

Godwinshelley2: Very unfrench speaking so far

angel & fox: Will practice tonight at being Inscrutable.

Nothere: Now remember as you look at this totally not suspicious guy. This script ha nothing to do with Charlie Chan Carrys on.

Rush: CC wears THE ring.

Godwinshelley2: Yikes an animal died for THAT??

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good plan, Angel. Don’t give a scrut to anyone.

Nothere: Well God it’s not a white fox fur .

Rush: Angel!

Rush: Good evening!

Godwinshelley2: It’s like the sleeves that were missing from the fur last week

Rush: We can cue you in!

angel & fox: No scrutz. Not from me they will not be getting.

Mike n Rachel in DC: WTF. He understands the English speaking but has to read the address?

Godwinshelley2: Rock-mail

Rush: Not safety glass in those times.

Dona: Poor Charlie

Dona: just go there

Dona: got

angel & fox: Simply smashing! Good show, good show!

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not a very welcoming people, those French…

Nothere: Safty glass? I’m not sure anything on that taxi is safe.

Phil: He doesn’t want the champagne to get cold.

Louise: The person throwing the rock might have multiple personalities: each word is written differently

Godwinshelley2: Yes Phil – I thought that too

Phil: We see him next week in Egypt.

Rush: Reference to “CC in London.”

Rush: Yes, Phil.

angel & fox: Have Cook pick out the large shards. The cake can be served to The Help and they’ll thank us at Christmas.

Rush: These three films are “connected.”

Rush: Possibly “Shanghai” is along CC’s route back home.

Mike n Rachel in DC: “mischief sounds nice”

Phil: Isn’t that interesting, in “Egypt” CC even mentions that he saw that guy when he was in Paris

Rush: Yes.

Rush: The OBNOXIOUS artist.

Nothere: So a Honolulul police detective has an account in a Paris bank. Yeah nothing suspicious there. 

Rush: Max Corday.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lovable drunk.

angel & fox: Walk like an Egyptian, run like a Frenchman.

Louise: Sad drunks

Rush: CC puts him in his place…

Godwinshelley2: Fur was used sparingly in clothing in these first fee

Godwinshelley2: few

Louise: icky

Rush: Max called her “Ming Toy.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Like the pigeon?

Nothere: And back to fur. Come on ladies whats with all thse patials. If your gonna fur, go full fur.

Mike n Rachel in DC: WWI reference?

Louise: It looks like full fur on the inside

Rush: Possibly!

Godwinshelley2: Is that hood fur lined?

Rush: I suspect that Keye Luke drew this.

Phil: man that guy draws fast.

Louise: good drawing

Rush: VERY fast!

Rush: “Le Singe Bleu.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: “swift, bold strokes”

Rush: “The Blue monkey”

Rush: Chan notes this…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie observes carefully.

Rush: Yes.

Nothere: With the signature drink. ed Monkey.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Gay Paree

Rush: An inuendo just then…

Rush: Get ready…

Louise: Charlie does dance

Rush: The Dans Apache….

Nothere: France when it was still France. Or at least what you American swine think France is.

Rush: 🙂

Phil: Oh..this is where the guys beats the craps out of the poor woman and calls it a dance.

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Valse des Rayons”

Louise: yes Phil

Mike n Rachel in DC: Offenbach

Godwinshelley2: Not going to learn that one in dance class!

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Rush: The song title….TYSM.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Take Krav Maga then do this

Louise: and yet we are all fascinated by it

Godwinshelley2: Is there any updated versions where she beats him up?

Rush: In a theatrical way…yes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: The actual doing of this stuff is amazing…they are really athletic

Godwinshelley2: I’m not

hounder: yuk

Rush: Understood!

Rush: What’s coming is worse, though!

Phil: I hope they did this in one take.

Godwinshelley2: Like she didn’t have enough problems from the dance – now dhe gets stabbed

Nothere: Guy still totally unsuspicious.

Nothere: <TINCAN>

Rush: TYSM…NT…

Phil: Wow, I was so caught up in the drama I forgot to cue the can.

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: R.I.P. Nardi

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Hide!

Nothere: Your welcome. Our regular tincan is not available. Tonight the part of tincan will be played by nothere tincan.

Rush: Okay, then…!

hounder: lol@ nt

Phil: The Parisian cops all talk pretty good English.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Who has a picture of themselves by their bed?

Rush: CC…allergic to that plant???

Louise: Thought the same think Mike/Rachel

Rush: mentioned the “Stable Murder” in London.

Phil: Darn, missed that Rush.

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Stable Murder with the unstable housemaid

Nothere: What was that? The wind sneezed. Oh well carry on…say what?

Nothere: Oh Mike. She just saw murdering men creeping about the house.

Rush: Chan thanks the clock…I love it…

Rush: Actually, he’s grateful to the cuckoo.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Unfailingly polite

Rush: Yes.

Nothere: The cuckoo is a stool pidgeon.

Rush: Watch it!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Fail.

Rush: Fortunately, he has bad aim!

Dona: They missed YAY

Godwinshelley2: I can’t imagine there were many Chinese in Ohio where Biggers was from. So was it in Hawaii where he hit on the idea of a Chinese detective?

Nothere: I might have to change his name to slightly suspicious guy.

Nothere: Yep. He heard of an actual one called Chang Aoana. Then he figured that woud make a good character.

Matt1: Pop!

Louise: Lee!

Godwinshelley2: Nice Dressing Gown!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: No dragon though.

Rush: Hotel Mazarin: Named for Jules Mazarin, French cardinal and statesman, born in Italy: chief minister of Louis XIV 1642–61.

Rush: Lee appears!

Rush: Lee came in from Rome.

Mike n Rachel in DC: sent by “the firm”?

Rush: Seems so.

Godwinshelley2: Vacation?? When does Mrs Chan get a vacation?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Don’t they send him to China next?

Rush: “Joy in heart more desirable than bullet.”

Nothere: Oh Lee’s the type of guy who likes to rome around.

Rush: Yes…to Shanghai…

Rush: In time to meet up with Pop!

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Louise: bad glasses

Mike n Rachel in DC: WB AnF

Rush: Welcome back, Angel!

Rush: (and fox…)

Louise: what is with the collar of her coat?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, if you get all that $ for a little peck on the cheek…

Rush: A fashionably HUGE collar.

Dona: Interesting collar Louise

angel & fox: Looks like i got timed out. But i saw that about Mazarin. Louis XIV was too nice a guy.

Rush: My posts are delayed…

Louise: Yes, I commented on the collar but it disappeared!

Louise: Mine are too Rush

hounder: ugly fashion

Rush: I see your comment above, Louise.

Rush: Running good again.

angel & fox: Those ruffled collars are headed for a comeback any season now. Great with fox fur.

Phil: And I’m having intermittent DVD malfunctions so it’s a fun night all around.

Nothere: So sorry Phil

Rush: As long as FUN is in the mix, Phil!

Rush: Marcel Xavier…

Phil: What’s our time please?

Rush: 24:45

Rush: 24:55

angel & fox: You can’t spell FUNERAL without F-U-N

Godwinshelley2: 25:00

Dona: 25

Rush: 25:10

Rush: 25:20

Phil: tysm

Rush: He was in “London”

Phil: There’s murray again

Rush: And “Black camel”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Mr Smith again

Rush: And…”Charlie Chan’s Courage”…

Rush: Murray Kinnell.

Dona: He’s a busy guy

Mike n Rachel in DC: Must have got tired of the secret agent life

Phil: His hair’s darker in this one.

Rush: Yes, Mike!

angel & fox: Other day a gentleman offered to clean my clock for two cents. Should i have accepted? His price seemed suspiciously high to me.

Rush: By the way…send a wave to Rachel, please!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *Rachel waves back*

Nothere: WAve

Rush: 🙂

Dona: Waving

Mike n Rachel in DC: Munching on some peanut butter at the moment. Good Chan snack.

Louise: Is Charlie acting as a private detective here?

Rush: Seems he’s working privately, maybe as a favor…

angel & fox: RACHEL: Herewith a wave–hold it–a Ms. Merman says she’s having a heat wave. Would you like in?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well he surely has no official capacity in France, does he?

Rush: OR…perhaps to help pay for his travels!

hounder: i think so, louise

angel & fox: She certainly can can-can. Make a note of that, Inspector.

Rush: “Must turn up many stones to find hiding place of snake.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: The can-can is fine…but can she TIN-can?

Rush: “But must be VERY careful with final stone…”

Rush: Mike: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: Only a moment to deposit my “monthly insult”

Nothere: You maniac. Your on the wrong side of the road.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not much traffic fortunately.

Rush: Driving along the Champs Elysees.

Rush: “Home, James…”

angel & fox: The French Army soon had no official capacity in France.

Mike n Rachel in DC: *smooch*

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey! This is a G rated movie you two.

Rush: Home, James! – (Catchphrase) The original saying, dating from the mid-1800s and spoken to a coach driver, was supposedly “Home, James, and don’t spare the horses!” There was a 1934 song by Fred Hillebrand (1893-1963) with the same phrase as a title: Home, James, and Don’t Spare the Horses is the modern origin of the catchphrase; it was in general usage by the early 1930s.

angel & fox: Tooshay, tooshay, Capitolites!

Phil: Well that didn’t take long.

Rush: Yes, they can be “touchy,” Angel…

Nothere: Horses? Sorry Govnr only got the one but I’ll kill it getting ya ome isf ye pays enough.

angel & fox: Get a room, AND a horse!

Mike n Rachel in DC: “I’ll just hide this contraband by cleverly placing my scarf over it.”

Rush: A clue for us, here.

Nothere: Because taking the midnight train to ottowa would be silly. And bvery wet.

Rush: Shadow at the window…obviously not making the call…

angel & fox: My fox will scarf it down. He has a giant lazerrrrr.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Wearing the goofy have of the (becoming more suspicious) non-suspicious man.

Rush: Not limping…

Mike n Rachel in DC: (goofy hat)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Drat! He found my super-secret hiding place!

Nothere: Now your getting it Mik and or Racheal:)

Rush: Yvette makes a series of blunders here…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rachel sez he should have used his socks to cover them

Mike n Rachel in DC: 1. Scream

angel & fox: If “my Georgia” was to move to Ottawa & i wanted to disguise my carbon footprints, should i say i wasctaking a midnight train to, say, Betty? Or Montreal?

Nothere: <TINCAN>

Mike n Rachel in DC: 2. Run

Rush: TYSM…NT….

Nothere: Montreal

Mike n Rachel in DC: 3. Pick up gun

Rush: 3….

Phil: We’re not sure he’s dead

Rush: Yes.

angel & fox: “Tin cans” are actually made of rolled steel, you know.

Rush: and…4…

Mike n Rachel in DC: 4. Get caught

Nothere: Now play charades.

Rush: Holding them at gunpoint.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yep. That’s pretty much a “what not to do if someone is shot in front of you.”

Rush: They are meeting at a restaurant on the Rue Pigalle.

Rush: Out the window we will not the Moulin Rouge.

angel & fox: We know this because Fox got his self caught in a can, & after the can-can jokes the radiologist told us the can would require a giant lazerrrrr.

Louise: stogie at dinner

Rush: (Cough…)

Nothere: Ah yes the jealous woman who steals her rivals act to murder her. Seen it a million times.

angel & fox: We left without paying.

Rush: Yes…hurry…

Phil: Hey he just flashed a white supremacist sign

angel & fox: Radiologists aren’t so bright.

Rush: According the today’s PC crowd…yes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: But they always get glowing recommendations. Go figure.

Rush: To me it still means: “Okay”

angel & fox: Okey dokes!!

Nothere: Donuts are white supremacy? I need to become a white supremacist. How many free donuts do we get?

Mike n Rachel in DC: That is a white supremacist sign?

Mike n Rachel in DC: I suddenly feel very old.

Rush: That’s a rumor started not too long ago…

Nothere: People are claiming it is. Course these are the same people who say four white people in a group is a microggression.

hounder: you and me both m n r

angel & fox: Notty, i’m boycotting donuts. I get alternative renewable snacks from a holesaler.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Brb. Mouse scampered through kitchen. Great excitement at the moment.

Rush: Message is sent here….

Louise: fur or feathers?

Rush: Note what Corday says to his friend…

Phil: It’s a long story but some dimwit cadet flashed that sign at the Army/Navy football game. A huff was then created when it was alleged that the cadet was flashing a white power sign. A major to do about absolutely nothing.

angel & fox: NT, let’s not forget 3 on a match. You, Fox, & me?

angel & fox: Ah, the humanity!

Nothere: We’ll I’m for it Angel, but I’m afraid I’m Not thee:)

Rush: Lakehurst…

Nothere: there even 🙂

Louise: shal I destroy? Destroying evidence again

Rush: Listen here…

Rush: Louise: 🙂

Rush: f the police notice, that could have been a problem for CC.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Corday leaves…

Nothere: O.k. La touche sit on your touhe till were ready for you.

Rush: If..and NOTICED.

Rush: All this must be happening within a large community of american and British ex-patriots!

Rush: Not a bit of French to be heard!

Louise: ah, not French for sure

Mike n Rachel in DC: They all learned English during the war perhaps?

Phil: I need to report that my DVD has self-destructed. It’s completely seized up and nothing I can do can make it advance. So I now have to rely on your comments to learn who done it.

Rush: And, I doubt a Frenchman would have said “By George.”

Nothere: Sorry to hear that Phi. Right now a plant has been broken.

Rush: More likely: “Sacre Bleu!”

Dona: I agree Rush

Mike n Rachel in DC: Difficult to explain hole in doughnut? Really?

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Rush: Lost angel again…

Nothere: Mon Dieu. They would say Sacre Bleu?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Or Singe Bleu?

Rush: Or, “Mon Dieu”…yes!

Rush: Lee fills in his Pop…

Rush: We have a flashback here.

Nothere: And I fear you shall now also lose me. Au revior mon amis. Until the next time try to mangle only one foregin language a week. 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: au revoir, NT

Godwinshelley2: night

Rush: Take care, NT…

Dona: Good night NT

Rush: See you in Egypt next Monday.

Rush: Be safe…

Dona: Egypt one of my favorites

Rush: It IS a good one!

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hounder: mine too dona

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Rush: WB…Angel…and Fox!

Phil: One of the Big 3 in my CC Lexicon

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah. WB again AnF

Dona: Hey Angel good to have you back (fox too)

Rush: At this lull in the action…how’s you mother doing, Hounder?

Phil: You know I’ve never seen the end of this movie. Is it on youtube?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Once again, Charlie plays “dumb”

angel & fox: This device i’m using seems to have some French characteristics. I think it’s a Citroën.

Rush: “Paris”?

Rush: It is on Youtube.

angel & fox: Thanks, Dona! I got an Eifel tho, once i could see. Mung doo! Say lavee!

Louise: he sobered up fast

angel & fox: Hic.

Rush: Most of the Fox chan movies are on Youtube.

angel & fox: Phil, no one’s ever seen the end of bit.

angel & fox: of it.

Louise: Oh my, we will never see the end?

Rush: This part is a little like what happens in “Monte carlo.”

Rush: Bonds.

Dona: It it in a continuous loop?

Dona: Is it

Rush: I think I am out of the loop of the conversation!

angel & fox: Is this the one where Whistler’s Mother rides a broom, & writes SURRENDER DOROTHY in carbon emissions?

Phil: Are you talking to me Dona?

Rush: Angel: 🙂

angel & fox: You talkin’ to ME?

Rush: “Faith is best foundation for happy future.”

Phil: How am I funny? Funny how?

Louise: Funny?Who said funny?

angel & fox: Do i amuuuse you?

Phil: This conversation’s going to heck in a handbasket.

Rush: We wouldn’t want to rattle his nerves….

Phil: lol

Dona: yes phil

Louise: yes Phil, if that is your real name…

Dona: :o)

Rush: I can vouch.

angel & fox: You just can’t find good handbaskets anymore. Craftsmanship’s gone completely to hell.

Rush: 🙂

Phil: Ohhh…he wrote “hell”

Phil: Potty fingers

Rush: Maybe he left out the apostrophe.

angel & fox: I expect to be roasted in the media.

Rush: “He’ll”

angel & fox: Rush: 🙂 🙂 🙂

hounder: lol @ y’all tonight

Rush: 🙂

Louise: This is why we never get to the end of the movie…

angel & fox: I feel like a lying foxfaced foxy soldier. Get me my fur.

Rush: “..unless a straw is used…”

Rush: (Not a plastic one in California, though…)

Dona: UHG

Dona: UGH

Dona: i love my staws

Dona: i’m hording them

Rush: Any way you spell it, Dona…

Rush: Me too.

angel & fox: Is this Zeno’s movie? The one Archimedes reviewed & said it was eternally getting halfway to the finish, but would never end?

angel & fox: Our polar bear & seals love the plastic straws.

Phil: Someday you too will be able to drink through a straw Rush

Louise: Since when did this chat turn into Philosophy 101?

Rush: We get a tour of the sewer here…

Louise: I hate the sound of running water…need a trip to then bathroom…

Dona: Isn’t Paris famous for it’s sewers?

Rush: If you get to paris, DO take the tour yourself, as it will give you an appreciation for these scenes.

Dona: I don’t remember why

angel & fox: Rush just wants to drink through a movie! 

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Many strange crimes committed in the sewers of Paris.” One of the great Chan lines.

Rush: yes, Dona.

Godwinshelley2: And the Phantom of the Opera has the lake under the opera house

Rush: they have been prominant during the history of Paris.

angel & fox: Many brave farts lie asleep in the deep.

Phil: For me, the movie is in eternal freeze frame of when the the usually drunk artist comes into the room and demands to know what’s going on. I’ve been looking at that scene for the last 20 minutes.

Rush: Most recently, the French Underground used them to work against the German occupation.

Louise: Phil: now that is fascinating

Rush: Sorry, Phil!

Dona: That’s interesting

angel & fox: You think Phantom of the Arcade would have sold more tickets?

Dona: So sorry Phil

Phil: NO one feels sorrier for me than I do.

Godwinshelley2: The other Chan film in Paris also deals with forgery

Rush: Yes.

Phil: So did the movie end or what?

Rush: Forged passports in “City in Darkness.”

Rush: No…not yet.

Rush: 5 more minutes…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Building up to climactic scene. About to trap murderer!

Rush: Xavier…

Rush: Enters the sewer…

Louise: We won’t tell you Phil and you will wait forever

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie!

hounder: watch out you’re about to get company

Rush: Shoots at the flashlight.

Godwinshelley2: Very few – round up the usual suspects and we tell them all about the crime – scenes in this one

angel & fox: Those drunk artists. Inscrutable! Artistes, really. I shall raise my bid.

Mike n Rachel in DC: *whew*

Rush: Chan’d okay (if I may use the hand gesture!)…

Rush: (Chan’s)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Anti-defamation League says it’s a hoax, Rush. You’re good. 🙂

Rush: Police arrive…

Rush: TYSM, Mike.

Mike n Rachel in DChttps://www.adl.org/education/references/hate-symbols/okay-hand-gesture

Phil: I feel like I’m stuck at the event horizon of a black hole. Dang, hate it when that happens.

angel & fox: Jazz hands, PLEASE. We don’t want to offend.

Mike n Rachel in DC: What? No Xavier?

Rush: Chan reveals the facts…

angel & fox: Zeno’s here. Says he’s waiting for the end, will sit with us. I told him we’d be leaving.

Rush: LaTouche!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Touche, La Touche!

Louise: WHAT! oh, sorry Phil…nothing happened

Phil: See M&R you learned something new and totally stupid tonight.

angel & fox: 20,000 leagues under the hole.

Rush: Corday and LaTouche.

Godwinshelley2: In Baltimore a local newsman decided to be a begger for a day on the street – the cop came up to him and asked what he was up to – for the same reason – his hands were too clean and neat

Mike n Rachel in DC: We are wiser now, Phil. 🙂

Rush: teamed up to create Xavier.

Rush: Interesting, GS!

angel & fox: Fox & i follow M&R because they know how classy folks act.

Phil: Just older, but none the wiser.

Rush: Smart officer!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Should have read “The Man With the Twisted Lip” GS. Would have got all of the finer points.

Rush: And…observant!

Dona: That is a good one M&R

Mike n Rachel in DC: Laverne? Where is Shirley?

Godwinshelley2: Mike I was thinking that the whole film

Rush: Please feel free to post at our Message Board….getting a bit sparse of late!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Dufresne? Wasn’t he in Shawshank Redemption?

Phil: If you want wisdom just listen to the lyrics of some Bob Seger songs. There’s wisdom to be found there.

Rush: Post your thoughts, etc…

Louise: and donuts!

Godwinshelley2: The end

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

Rush: I could go for a nice doughnut tonight….

Rush: THE END

Mike n Rachel in DC: Cue the applause, Phil. 🙂

Matt1: <yee-haw>

Dona: Wahoooo!!!!

Rush: (Applause…)

Rush: A good one, yes?

Rush: next week….

Phil: I didn’t like the ending.

Rush: “Charlie Chan in EGYPT.”

Godwinshelley2: Probably here next week – after that it is up in the air for me

Mike n Rachel in DC: All of this series of three are good.

Dona: We are traveling the world

Dona: i love it

angel & fox: Bob Seger is definitely a fount. I’ll ask at my holesaler’s, see if he’s on 78’s.

Godwinshelley2: Glad you made it on time Rush

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes. WB Rush.

Rush: I agree, Mike!

hounder: Thanks for the fun! see you next week

Rush: TYSM, Mike!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Take care Hounder. Say hi to mom for us. 🙂

Phil: See yinz guys in Egypt next week and that DVD definitely works. It’s been fun!

Rush: Thank YOU, Hounder!

Matt1: Take care, folks….I’ll be away next week, but hope you all have a great week.

Rush: And…EVERYONE!

Rush: have a GREAT week!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not going to Egypt by chance Matt?

Matt1: I wish!

Louise: Thanks for a fine conversation…hope you make it out of the black hole, Phil

Rush: Stay happy…STAY SAFE!

Dona: thank you Rush! Great time as always.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Thanks everyone…always great fun.

Godwinshelley2: Have a good week everyone

Godwinshelley2: night

Phil: Matt can I do the tin can?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Dittos, GS

Rush: I thank you ALL!

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angel & fox: If everyone knew what Philip Morris smokers knew, they’d have called lawyers. Not walked like Egyptians to their tobacco holesalers, ending up in the tobacco holes. Gnite!!!!

Dona: See all of you next week in Egypt

Rush: YOU are the “show.”

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Rush: Me…just a humble cog…

angel & fox: CAIRO, row your boat!

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Rush: Good one, angel…yes…

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angel & fox: You’re a sleek, tanned, handsome cog though, Rush!

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Rush: And…”RA…RA…RA….cis boom BAH…”

Rush: Take care….

Rush: Good night, Angel!

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