Chat Archive 2/21/2022

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for February 21, 2022

Charlie Chan in Shanghai

angel noodle w/peking fox
Mike n Rachel in DC
Mrs Phil & Phil
Rich Maine

Matt1 has joined this room

Rush has joined this room

Rush: Good evening, Matt!

Rush: Welcome back!

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Matt1: Thnx!

Rush: How was your week?


Matt1: Very relaxing….Missed being at sea….Ship was only 38% capacity, so VERY nice

Rush: I was just watching a movie on TCM with Victoe Sen Yung in it.

Rush: “Woman on the Run.”

Rush: Sounds like you had the boat to yourselves!

Matt1: Worth adding it to a watch list?

Matt1: We actually enjoyed it so much we booked a two week cruise for next year

Rush: It looks good. A noir film from 1950, set in San Francisco with lots of great location shots.

Rush: I am recording the rest to see later.

Rush: WOW! Nice, Matt!

Matt1: Was Victor a lead?

Rush: Where did this cruise go?

Rush: Not a lead.

Rush: Plays a dance studio owner.

Matt1: Caribbean….Private Island in Bahamas and Och Rios, Bahama’s, Jamacia and Cozumel

Rush: NICE!

Rush: Beautiful part of the world!

Matt1: It was much needed after COVID

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Someday we may try a cruise.

Matt1: I was going to log in last week, but lost track of time. Egypt is one of my favorites

Rush: AH!

Rush: That would’ve been fun!

Rush: To have Matt at Sea join in!

Matt1: Get ready for this….We’re seriously considering a retirement cruise in Jan 2025….111 Days!

Rush: WOW!

Rush: What a cruise THAT would be! Around the world?

Matt1: I think we’re doing it.

Matt1: Yes, around the world

Rush: Wonderful!

Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room

Rush: Mike and Rachel!

Matt1: Hello M & R!


Mike n Rachel in DC: Retirement? Cruise?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello gentlemen!

Rush: Hello, Sir!

Rush: How was your week?

Rush: (plural, of course!)

Mike n Rachel in DC: It was good. We spent most of the week at a conference…it was good.

Rush: In your area?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes, Baltimore. It was the Eastern division of the College Band Directors Nat’l Association (I’m the national VP)

Matt1: Inner Harbor?

Rush: Really! NICE!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Some of my former students presented papers and one of the bands from my school played

Mike n Rachel in DC: It was at Peabody (conservatory)

Rush: I have heard of it.

Rush: Very good!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rachel went to school there, so it was old home week for her!

Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s one of the big conservatories in the US

Matt1: Very nice

Rush: Perfect!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Now Mike has a big conducting workshop and concert at school this week and Rach is back to work. πŸ™‚

Rush: BUSY!

Mike n Rachel in DC: This is a hectic time. But an evening of Chan is the perfect way to get a little happy time. πŸ™‚

Rush: I would agree!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: Good one tonight!

Matt1: Yes!

Rush: “Charlie Chan in Shanghai.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: One of my favorites

mda19083 has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: But I agree, Matt, Egypt is a beauty.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi MDA

Matt1: Hello MDA!

mda19083: greetings all

Rush: The more I think about it, this is probably Charlie Chan heading back to Honolulu from Egypt vis Shanghai.

Rush: (via)

Rush: Greeting to YOU, MDA!

Rush: Welcome!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rush, have you ever run across “The annotated Sherlock Holmes” books?

mda19083: hope everyone is well this evening

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Yes, Mike.

Mike n Rachel in DC: I love the idea of doing that with the Chans…your website is almost that, in fact.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Was that the inspiration?

Rush: YES!

Rush: Lou and I have mentioned that in the past.

Rush: It would be great if one could come out in 2025 somehow for the 100th anniversary.

Mike n Rachel in DC: I’ve loved those books for decades. Yes, it would be so great to have a little “guidebook” to follow along with the films.

Rush: The biggers stories, being set in actual locales, would offer much material for annotation!

Rush: And the films to…yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Exactly. Hey, Matt. Are you taking Dr. Sudemann’s world tour?

mda19083: an annoted chan would be great – i have a collection of “annotated” books – Sherlock Holmes – Frankenstein – Dracula

Rush: AH!

Matt1: No, Via Princess Cruises Ft Lauderdale….Saves airfare

Rush: You are located perfectly for those cruises, Matt!

mda19083: also annotated Christmas Carol by Dickens – the annotated editions really put things in perspective

Matt1: 3.5 hour drive, so not too bad

Rush: I have an annoteted “Casey at the Bat.”

Rush: Typos flowing from my fingertips already!

Mike n Rachel in DC: :0

mda19083: attended a Sherlock Holmes Zoom event yesterday – and put in a good word for the Chan Chat Room

Rush: TYSM, MDA!

Matt1: Thats awesome

Mike n Rachel in DC: What kind of Holmes zoom?

mda19083: no one was aware of it

mda19083: Legion of Zoom out of Texas

Rush: Louise mentioned the possibility of us doing a CC zoom sometime.

Rush: She has an account that would allow for a lengthy session.

Matt1: I think that would be cool

mda19083: 4 speakers ran about 2 hours – much fun

Rush: She said that we could share the film of the night via zoom.

Rush: Who knows?

Mike n Rachel in DC: So do I. (Chan Zoom). My university account would work, too, I think.

Rush: This could lead to something.

mda19083: the technology makes it all possible

Rush: Yes.

Matt1: I’d have to shower

Rush: πŸ™‚

Mike n Rachel in DC: Right…share screen the film and type in the chat. (Camera off, Matt). LOL

Matt1: Talk about being on your best behavior!

Rush: Yes.

mda19083: M n R – I used the camera off option – no need to even comb my hair

Matt1: I’d bring a tin can though! 

mda19083: Matt πŸ™‚

Rush: Maybe we could have an actual bucket!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Exactly, MDA. Now when one is teACHING on Zoom…gotta look good at least from the waist up.

Matt1: Rush has got to have a Gong?

Rush: YES!

Rush: I would think that Mike and/or Rachel might have access to one!

Matt1: Heck, we can bring our own sound effects!

Rush: indeed!

Matt1: The possibilities

Mike n Rachel in DC: We could have several, Rush. Chinese, Balinese…

Rush: Limitless!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Mike n Rachel in DC: gong, tam-tam…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Wuhan, Sabian, Ludwig

mda19083: sounds like fun

Rush: Sounding good, matt!

Rush: I mean…MIKE…

Mike n Rachel in DC: brb…bread in oven… πŸ™‚

Rush: regarding the gong(s)!

Rush: (bio)

Rush: 19 minutes…

Rush: We could also share impromptu “extras” via zoom.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rach and I could do a session on gongs some evening…hehe

Rush: If anyone has anything to share, that could be done.

Louise has joined this room

Louise: Hi Chan Clan!

Rush: M/R…sounds good!

Rush: Louise!

Rush: Good evening!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Right, Rush. We could type in the chat, but could also talk.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Louise!

mda19083: hello louise

Rush: How are you tonightZ?

Matt1: Hello Louise!

Louise: I see you are all talking about a possible Zoom session

Rush: WEe were just talking about possible zoom chats.

Louise: Echo!

Rush: YES!

Rush: I expressed your idea.

Louise: Crazy week here. Sorry I couldn’t get to the website, Rush. Later this week, I think.

Rush: Sounds fine, Louise!

Rush: I figured you were busy!

Louise: I doo Zoom sessions every week, often with one of our art interest groups. People have gotten used to it.

Rush: Nice!

Mike n Rachel in DC: And Rush, Zoom chats are recordable. There could be archives made easily!

angel noodle w/peking fox has joined this room

Louise: And they have gotten used to me telling the: could you please turn your phone sideways!

Rush: Didn’t know that that would be possible, Mike!

Matt1: Hello A & F!

Rush: Angel…and FOX!


Louise: Yes, the host can record them.

angel noodle w/peking fox: M & R: Archives featuring FOX? Ready for closups, Mister DeMille!!

angel noodle w/peking fox: HI EVERYBODY!!

Rush: 14 minutes…

Rush: HI!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello ANPF!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hope Peking Fox isn’t the same as Peking Duck…

Rush: For possible zoom chats, i could use my work laptop for now.

angel noodle w/peking fox: Louise, if there was a Rosemary Woods Chan, could she erase the recordings?

Louise: Just to keep tpa Chan them, I am drinking Sarsaparilla tea. Always have to look at the label to spell it correctly.

Rush: My present screen has no camera built-in.

angel noodle w/peking fox: LOOK FOR THE UNION LABEL

Louise: Yiles, I got the tea correct and typoed all the rest!

Louise: Ah, Rush, trhat makes it harder

Mike n Rachel in DC: Camera not necessary for Zoom, Rush. Nice, but not necessary


Rush: Yes, I have done zoom that way at times.

Mike n Rachel in DC: πŸ™‚

Rush: Makes one feel “incognito” to a degree!

Louise: related to nothing here, I am researching the theft of morning dew by Polish witches. That sounds like a joke but they killed then for doing it!!!

Rush: 11 minutes…

Mike n Rachel in DC: What century Louise?

Rush: I have never heard of that, Louise!

Louise: 17th to 18th centuries

Rush: I had to read it twice to make sure I was getting it!

Rush: Was the “theft” that the dew didn’t happen?

Louise: I know, Rush. Sounds weird, right?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Was this a “burning at the stake” kind of offense?

Louise: So now I have gone down the rabbit hole of devices for dew collection and it is actually a thing

Rush: 9 minutes…

Louise: Yes, M&R

mda19083: truth is stranger than fiction

Rush: Indeed!

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: Devices for dew collection?

Rush: GS!

Matt1: Hello GS!

Godwinshelley2: Hello all

Rush: Good evening, and WELCOME!

Godwinshelley2: Isn’t today James Hong’s birthday

mda19083: hello angel/fox

Louise: M&M: don’t ask any more or you will spend hours on it!

mda19083: greetings gs

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey GS. MnR spent the weekend at Peabody at a conference. Thought of you!

Dona has joined this room

Louise: M&R, sorry

Matt1: Hello Dona!

Godwinshelley2: Ah – how nice

Dona: Hello Everyone!!!

Godwinshelley2: I guess they have done renovation since I worked there last

mda19083: hello dona

Rich Maine has joined this room


Godwinshelley2: Were you at a concert?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Louise: Ha. It’s oddly intriguing.

Matt1: Hello Rich!

Dona: Hello Rich

Rush: WELCOME, Rich!

Rich Maine: Evening all!

Matt1: Cued!

mda19083: greetings rich

Mike n Rachel in DC: Several concerts and presentations…conducting conference…

Rush: 7 minutes…

Louise: Dew harvesting…water in a desert…I warned you

Rich Maine: Rush, I am gonna need a serious BB fix soon! Maybe next week?

Godwinshelley2: I used to work by Leakin Hall

Rush: You did.

Rush: Did it?

Mike n Rachel in DC: We were in the (old) conservatory building

Rush: 5 minutes to go….

Mrs Phil & Phil has joined this room

Louise: CUED

Matt1: Hello m/m Phil!

Mrs Phil & Phil: Aloha Chan friends!

mda19083: hello Phils

Mike n Rachel in DC: Aloha Phils!

Mrs Phil & Phil: Matt it’s good to see you back

Rush: ALOHA….Mrs and Mr Phil!


Matt1: TYSM!

Mrs Phil & Phil: Hi MDA and Rush

Rush: Dona!

Rush: Welcome!

mda19083: we saved seats for you

Rush: 4 minutes…

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Please pause at the OPENING TITLE…

Rush: “Charlie Chan in Shanghai”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Duly paused

Rush: 3 minutes…

Rush: πŸ™‚

mda19083: cued

Godwinshelley2: Yes Leakin Hall in on the ground floor – not sure if it is what you consider the Conservatory building.

angel noodle w/peking fox: PAWS that REFRESHES: Fox!

Godwinshelley2: I’m cued

Rush: YES!

Dona: HI again. Sorry my cd player was giving me fits. I think it will work now.

Dona: I mean dvd

Mike n Rachel in DC: We were in the building with Friedberg Hall


Godwinshelley2: I think that was the other building then

angel noodle w/peking fox: CLIPPERCRAFT CLOTHES guarantee a PERFECT FIT!

Rush: 2 minutes…

Godwinshelley2: I must have been in the Prep building – though we were Conservatory Admissions

Dona: ready to go here

angel noodle w/peking fox: A WHOLE SUIT—or maybe that’s “HOLE”, $40!!

hounder has joined this room

Godwinshelley2: It’s been a couple decades since then

Rush: Hounder!

angel noodle w/peking fox: H!!

Matt1: Hello Hounder!


Mike n Rachel in DC: Rach sez…yes, GS. She knows right where admisisons was…

mda19083: hello hounder

Rush: 60 seconds to go!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Hounder!

Dona: HI M&M Phil and HOunder

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Dona…good to see you


Rush: 45 seconds…

Rush: 40 seconds…

Dona: Good to see you too MnR

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Mrs Phil & Phil: Hi Dona and Hounder!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *dons coolie hat*

Rush: 20…

angel noodle w/peking fox: On edges of our collective seats. *rattling programs*

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *coughs*

Rush: 5…

angel noodle w/peking fox: Hey M&R, COOLIE HATS!!

Rush: GO!!!


Rush: GONG!

angel noodle w/peking fox: *shhhh!*

Mrs Phil & Phil: Gone Baby!

Rush: Title….

Rush: Music….

Louise: Stop rattling those programs and unwrapping candy. Sheesh!

Rush: TYSM, Matt….

Rush: Credits….

angel noodle w/peking fox: Fox always howls for the Fox Monument at the credits.

Mrs Phil & Phil: Key Luke gets billing pretty far down the list of players

Mike n Rachel in DC: Music upgrade for this one


Godwinshelley2: Yes under Russel Hicks

angel noodle w/peking fox: TINLING SHEESH, associate program rattler!

Rush: Yes, M?R.

Louise: TOOT!

Godwinshelley2: Do we get the Ming Toy song?

Rich Maine: At sea

angel noodle w/peking fox: Film Editor Nick DiMaggio. Free coffee?

Rush: Leap frog.

Matt1: Such a wonderful scene

angel noodle w/peking fox: No helmets?

hounder: hi everyone

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ming Lo Fu, anyone?

Rush: Angel…he’s the one who could not hit a fastball!

Rush: “Princess Ming Lo FU”

Rush: In-reference here….

angel noodle w/peking fox: Expecting Marx Brothers to come careeining through this shippy promenade

angel noodle w/peking fox: FU too!

Rich Maine: Greatest hits of CC

angel noodle w/peking fox: His heart was—uh-oh.

Rich Maine: On 8 track now!

Rush: “Mighty Emperor Fu Manchu…”

Louise: Was this the only time Chan sang?

angel noodle w/peking fox: Her lowly bed!! Those are really comfortable!

Dona: Clap Clap

Rush: Reference to Oland’s villianous role.

Godwinshelley2: Sax Rohmer – Fu Manchu?

mda19083: encore

angel noodle w/peking fox: Steeleye Span shoulda done this tune.

Mike n Rachel in DC: This will go Platinum! Instant classic!

Godwinshelley2: New Ring


angel noodle w/peking fox: REVERSE PICKPOCKET!

Mike n Rachel in DC: In ‘orkstow Grange there lives an’ ol’ miser, AF


Louise: nice handwriting


Rich Maine: Very neat

hounder: lots of neat backgroun shots in this one

Rush: YES!

Rush: How’s your mother today, Hounder?

mda19083: POP!

Rush: LEE!

Rush: “Oil For The Lamps of China”

Matt1: lol

Rich Maine: What firm?

Rush: A film Keye Luke had just finished making.

hounder: better today. we played hard in the universe yesterday

Rush: “Oil for the Lamps of China”

Rush: Understood, Hounder.

Dave has joined this room

Louise: funny that is a film reference

Rush: “Better today” is welcome to hear.

Rush: Dave!

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: I’ve seen that film…not great but fun in a way

Dona: Hi Dave

Dave: Belated greetings, one and all

Rush: Movie is just 7 minutes deep…

Mrs Phil & Phil: Hey Dave

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Dave!

mda19083: hello dave

Rush: Now…does the box we shall see look like JADE???

hounder: lol. at last today she isn’t wanting me to call the cops to throw me out of my house.

Dave: good to see everyone

Louise: Did we see Sir Lionel’s murder?

hounder: hi dave

Rush: Not yet.

Rush: Almost…

Matt1: Hello Dave

Rush: This is the longest Chinese language use we see CC use.

Dave: I enjoy this section

Matt1: I wouldn’t open the box

Mike n Rachel in DC: Careful!

mda19083: Pandora also had a problem with a box she opened

Rush: SHOT!

Mrs Phil & Phil: Cue the can.

Rush: LEATHER box!

Matt1: <tin can>

Rush: maybe the “jade” box was not armed!

Rush: TYSM….Matt….

mda19083: with friends like that he didn’t need enemies


Dave: Went to a church conference once, listened to the speaker in Chinese. Asked the fellow next to me what he said and he responded: He’s talking about God.

Rush: There!

Rush: My first attempt was blocked as “spam”!

Dona: TYSM.. Rush

Dave: spam in a can

Mike n Rachel in DC: Dave: duh

Rush: “The Right Stuff”

Mike n Rachel in DC: At least you knew he was on topic

Mrs Phil & Phil: Whoa polka dots and big squares.

Dave: fight…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie’s strips clash with the dragons

mda19083: A good sermon should be like a woman’s skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials.

Ronald Knox

Rush: MDA: πŸ™‚

Mike n Rachel in DC: lol

Dave: mda, good quote

Rush: May need them INDEED!

PaulM has joined this room

mda19083: hello paul

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Paul

Dona: Hi Paul

Rush: PAUL!

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Dave: greetings, paul

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh no!

Rush: Silenced gunshot!

PaulM: good evening. still here in Mesa, taking care of my mom. just got back from rehab

Mike n Rachel in DC: pop…pop

Louise: The ole switcheroo

Mike n Rachel in DC: POP

Rush: Dramatic entrance by CC…!

Mike n Rachel in DC: creepy shadow….

Mrs Phil & Phil: He can’t tell the difference between rolled up pillows and his dad?

Mike n Rachel in DC: No dragons on the pillows…


mda19083: love Lee’s PJs

Rush: Yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Just don’t roll over onto the bullet, Charlie

Dona: What happened to the bullets

Rush: Switchboard operator.

Mrs Phil & Phil: No bullet holes in the pillows.

Rush: Surprised to hear the voice of Chan!

Rush: No waffels…

Mike n Rachel in DC: large omlet fu yong?

Rush: Yes!

mda19083: leggo my eggo

Mike n Rachel in DC: I wonder what coffee would be like in China in 1936…safer to go for tea…

Mrs Phil & Phil: Egg Fu Omlett


Dave: do I have to draw you a picture?

Rush: Egg Fu Yung.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hold the gravy, Rush πŸ˜‰

Rush: πŸ™‚

Mike n Rachel in DC: My most August lady is named June

hounder: now that song will be stuck in my head

Rush: Mine too!

Rush: Is she hiding a vampire bite?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Accessorizes her belt well…

Rush: True.

Rush: Bo Ling.

mda19083: Lee on the make

Rush: We saw her in “The Black camel” as the Chans’ Number One Daughter.

Mike n Rachel in DC: take her bowling, Lee

angel noodle w/peking fox: I like Bowling!!

Rush: πŸ™‚

mda19083: Mike πŸ™‚

Dave: Haha, mike

angel noodle w/peking fox: If she’s married the famous boxing champ, she’da been Bo Ling Ali!!

Rush: Chan’s version of “incomplete talk.”

Mrs Phil & Phil: Isn’t he supposed to be dead?

Rush: Angel!!!

Rush: OUCH!

Dona: LOL Angel

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: May 8, 1935.

angel noodle w/peking fox: Phils: We’ll make him dead *drops tin can* There.

angel noodle w/peking fox: Watkins can spell!

Mrs Phil & Phil: TYSM ANw/PF

Rush: I submit that this adventure takes place as Charlie Chan is heading homeward from Egypt.

angel noodle w/peking fox: Rush, my attention has been divided here, but we swing at all puns!!

mda19083: we need a real operator

Rush: YES, Angel!

DanVenture has joined this room

Rush: Chan should probably note that the accent here does not fit the Shanghai PD.

hounder: hi dan

mda19083: DV is in the house!

Rush: DV!

Mrs Phil & Phil: Corruption reaches all levels of the PD.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi DV

DanVenture: <Mild groans…he’s back…]

Rush: Good evening and WELCOME!

DanVenture: Thanks everyone!

Dave: hello, dv

Rush: No groans!

DanVenture: TY Rush.

Rush: πŸ™‚

Mike n Rachel in DC: Jawohl, Herr Chan. You have reached das Polizei

DanVenture: Just a mild blizzard here in Utah slowed me down.

Rush: Yes, Mike!

DanVenture: What is our timemark?

Rush: Chan’s kindness to this flower girl may have taken enough time to save his life.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Commissioner is quick to smell a rat

Rush: Allowed Lee the time to follow the car.

Rush: Backseat driver!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well planned caper, though, down to the faux taxi

Rush: Yes!

Godwinshelley2: 26:00

Rush: This moment saves him too!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Chan again is generous…another key moment

Godwinshelley2: 26:15

Rush: Yes.

Mrs Phil & Phil: 26:10

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes Rush…along with his quick thinking!

Godwinshelley2: 26:30

Dona: Hi DV

Mike n Rachel in DC: 26:40

Godwinshelley2: That is DVD time 26:45

Rush: “Medicine very biter…”

Rush: (bitter)

Godwinshelley2: 27:15

Mrs Phil & Phil: Yeah SHUT UP Lee

Rush: Quick thinking here.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ace in hole

Dave: I liked this from Chan and Lee

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lee also thinks quickly…chip off the old block

Rush: Yes!

Dave: old chopstick

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes Dave…better metaphor!

mda19083: take that

Rush: GREAT dive!!!

Louise: good leap

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, he’s an Olympic athlete!

Rush: Elephant bookends.

Mrs Phil & Phil: Make sure you close the door behind you Lee.

Dave: he could made the Olympic team with that technique

Rush: Yes!

angel noodle w/peking fox: He’s feigning ignorance very credibly.

Rush: Perfect ploy, Angel!

Rush: Su Lo Gau

Dave: the old shirts are destroyed trick…

Rush: Ah!

angel noodle w/peking fox: Rush: Friends ask me about Kipling, & i tell them (i’m a cagey bee) i’ve never kippled. I have NO IDEA how the Elephant Book ends.

Rush: Nice use of the mirror there.

hounder: the view in the mirror

angel noodle w/peking fox: Dear? A man in a white suit is here!

Rush: Angel: πŸ™‚

angel noodle w/peking fox: We’re totally hot tonite. Hot is cool. That’s why Fox furs.

Rush: I agree.

Louise: fox is furry?

Dave: A gin rickey?

angel noodle w/peking fox: Louise: 100% Fox fur!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Gin with lime juice, Dave


Louise: some things never change in Shanghai

Rush: Yes.

angel noodle w/peking fox: Softly, softly catch the Monkees!

Mrs Phil & Phil: Odd how the opium trade is still killing.

angel noodle w/peking fox: Phils: Yeah, you’d think somebody was helping it.

Rush: Never ending battle.

Dave: mrs phil/phil, right

Mrs Phil & Phil: Beat me to it Louise

angel noodle w/peking fox: TYSM


angel noodle w/peking fox: Spider can only make profit with double occupancy.

Rush: πŸ™‚

Dave: What’s all this, then?

angel noodle w/peking fox: Two guys in white suits. Gauche, or ambulance attendants.

Rush: πŸ™‚

angel noodle w/peking fox: Dude looks a bit like Peter Campbell, the young rat on Mad Men.

Mrs Phil & Phil: This movie has to have one of the oddest plots of any CC film.

angel noodle w/peking fox: It’s of KNOW importance, you turnip.

Rush: A-CHOO!

Louise: powder puff: those were the days!

Rush: Yes….

Dave: I always enjoyed the simple criminology techniques from CC

angel noodle w/peking fox: I gotta get a compact, and i don’t mean a Fiat.

Rush: Agreed.

Mrs Phil & Phil: Just too many unexplained plot twists.

mda19083: a n f πŸ™‚

angel noodle w/peking fox: GOOD! Tighten the screws!

Rush: They all eventually come together, Mrs and Mr Phil!

angel noodle w/peking fox: This is how the Brits lost Hong Kong even before the lease was up.

Dave: angel fox, right!

Rush: Bow on the rear of Chan’s hat.

Rush: Artist Lee at “work.”

mda19083: baby

angel noodle w/peking fox: Firesign Theater taught us (or tried to) that if you’re going to vest families with fiefs, inferiors must NOT be employed.

Dave: haha, rush!

angel noodle w/peking fox: The KEYE to great art!!

Rush: πŸ™‚

angel noodle w/peking fox: Everybody wearing white here. Somebody die? I mean, already?

Rush: Just to ward off muggy heat.

angel noodle w/peking fox:
‘m marking all my stuff UNIMPORTANT from here on.

hounder: refreshing ride on fire escape

Rush: Lee pronounced “Ivan” correctly here!

Rush: “EE-von” rather than “EYE-van.”

angel noodle w/peking fox: Muggy Heat. Wasn’t she a bubble dancer at the Newark Trocadero right after the hurricane?

Rush: Perhaps, Angel!

Dave: Cub scout guide had invisible writing, ut I never learned it…

angel noodle w/peking fox: Dave, their final tests were transparent.

Rush: I heard that lemon juice works for invisible writing.

Dave: angle/fox: right

Godwinshelley2: Would the lemon juice go blank again once it cooled?

Dave: Lemon juice sounds right

Louise: we played with lemon juice writing: fun

angel noodle w/peking fox: Always Buy Chesterfields. Don’t SMOKE ’em—what, are ya crazy?

Rush: Lucky that the paper was fireproof!

Dave: louise: did it work?

Rush: “ABC.”

Mrs Phil & Phil: This guy plays his role very well.

Rush: Yes he does.

Rush: Music we heard in “Egypt”

Dave: good atmosphere music

Rush: Yes.

Mrs Phil & Phil: Thought it sounded familiar.

angel noodle w/peking fox: I want Punji Punji Punji.

Louise: Yes, the lemon juice worked when you put the paper over a heat source but it was easy to burn the paper!

angel noodle w/peking fox: By all means, let’s have smart rats. Give ’em smart phones.

Godwinshelley2: Does it disappear again once it cools?

Rush: Lee must have traded clothes with a beggar to get those clothes!

angel noodle w/peking fox: Yes, GS has asked a science question. DOES the writing disappear if note is left on windowsill?

Dave: Great beggar outfit

Louise: pull those guns out

Rush: “Meow…”

angel noodle w/peking fox: Everyone knows her as Nancy.

angel noodle w/peking fox: HOLY CATS!

Dave: haha, angel/fox

Louise: GS: we always ended up burning the paper!

Godwinshelley2: Ah –

Godwinshelley2: Does he travel with bad hair wigs

Mike n Rachel in DC: Once the writing appears, it’s exposed for good (lemon juice)

angel noodle w/peking fox: Louise, was it YOU they were singing “You Light Up my Life” about?

Rush: I am shocked that CC didn’t immediately recognize Lee!

Louise: Burn disguise…it smells

Rush: πŸ™‚

Louise: yes angel

Rush: Authentic!

angel noodle w/peking fox: Lee made $1.83 and 4 Chesterfields waiting by the road.

Rush: Complete with odor.

Dave: more money for phone calls

angel noodle w/peking fox: Dave, YES!! Lee could fund a string of galpals at a nickel a call!

Dave: but, Baby!,,

Dave: Always more paper and pencils…

angel noodle w/peking fox: She oughta try showing a little knee.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ya would think they’d search visitors

angel noodle w/peking fox: Eavesdroppers never hear anything nice about themselves, Coppah.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lame police department

angel noodle w/peking fox: Lame could mean Lah-MAY.’

Rush: Yes….and YES.

angel noodle w/peking fox: What’s the time? I got 55:15.

Godwinshelley2: 55:00

Rush: Lee had to draw her from memory.

Mrs Phil & Phil: 55:00

Godwinshelley2: 55:15

Dave: A tad earlier, we had an ad

Mrs Phil & Phil: 55:15

Godwinshelley2: 55:30

Rush: Those ads! yes.

Godwinshelley2: I”m dvd time

angel noodle w/peking fox: Damn those ads. Hate ’em. Love The Drake.

Godwinshelley2: 55:45

Rush: If you wait for 5 seconds, you can delete them.

Rush: Versailles cafe.

angel noodle w/peking fox: Rush, i do that, but they still put us behind.

Godwinshelley2: 46:30

Godwinshelley2: 56:30 – sorry

angel noodle w/peking fox: Where’s the rest of his tie? Search all precincts!!’

Godwinshelley2: 56:45

Rush: Chan is on to what is going on….

angel noodle w/peking fox: Chan da man.

Dave: Cc tells Lee to go get the fireworks and the laundry truck…

Rush: SMACK!!!

mda19083: good cop – bad cop routine

Mike n Rachel in DC: this cop must be from Chicago

Rush: πŸ™‚

angel noodle w/peking fox: And leave the musty mendicant mufti AT the laundry.

Dave: haha, angel/fox

Rush: Meanwhile, at the Cafe….

Rush: We will see this dancer in “Broadway.”

Rich Maine: A reception at the Cafe…invite?

angel noodle w/peking fox: VERSAILLES CAFE. YOU’LL DIE as WE SIGH

Mrs Phil & Phil: Man, everyone is in on the plot

Dave: A swinging hot spot…

Mike n Rachel in DC: And a great place to sign treaties…

angel noodle w/peking fox: Coupla POIVS. Let’s scram, Stan.

Mrs Phil & Phil: Down boy.

Louise: Um, are we still in China?

angel noodle w/peking fox: This is a dangerous smokeasy! Our disguises will never hold up for long here!

Rush: Yes. In a tourist bar!

Rush: I should add: sleezy.

Dona: I would agree

Dave: That vuz just a twick!,,

angel noodle w/peking fox: Him not see Nazi!

Mrs Phil & Phil: How do the bad guys know all this?

Rush: Spies.

Rush: “Sarsaparilla”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Phone operator perhaps?

Mrs Phil & Phil: I guess they read the script.

angel noodle w/peking fox: Phils, they read the instructions writ in lemon juice at the salad bar.

Louise: HAH! Sarsaparilla

angel noodle w/peking fox: Chop chop

DanVenture: I wonder how many wharf rats come to the Versaille in suits?

Rush: Opium smoker?

Louise: It is a very tasty tea

Mike n Rachel in DC: Taxi driver? Oh no. The shootings gonna start for sure

angel noodle w/peking fox: DV: They ALL end up in LAWsuits.

hounder: ouch angel

angel noodle w/peking fox: If these guys had docked a zeppelin instead of a dinghy, they’d be wingy by now.

Dave: Taxi driver? Are you talking to me?

Rush: Note how Andrews always leads…until now. Chan picks up on that.

Mike n Rachel in DC: One of my favorite Chan lines coming up

angel noodle w/peking fox: Or is Chan glad to see him?

mda19083: you go first – i will be right behind you

Dave: Right, Rush…

Rush: Yes.

Rush: “You go first.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: …and I’ll shoot you in the back

Mrs Phil & Phil: I’ll bet it’s a waterproof flashlight – same one he had in Egypt.

Rush: That’s the line, mike?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Insignificant offspring of searchlight…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes. πŸ™‚

Rush: yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie keeps his gun ready…

angel noodle w/peking fox: TYSM!

Rush: Yes, Mike.

Mrs Phil & Phil: Where we at next week Rush?

Louise: fake fingerprint again

angel noodle w/peking fox: Nash RAMBLER. Left fingerprints at gas stations across China.

angel noodle w/peking fox: This guy’s faster than a steal trap.

Rush: We see the use of fake fingerprints several times.

angel noodle w/peking fox: I use ONLY fakes.

Dave: The old fake fingerprint trick again

Rush: “I’s depreciate it.”

Rush: (Leo Gorsey)

angel noodle w/peking fox: YOU!@

Mrs Phil & Phil: When do the lights go out.

Rush: (I’d)

Louise: dope

Mike n Rachel in DC: POP

Rush: How would the news not have reached Shanghai in THREE WEEKS?

angel noodle w/peking fox: “Not”? or ‘NOW” apprehended??

hounder: 1 more prisoner to be accounted for

Rush: Oh well.

Mike n Rachel in DC: New prisoner soon to be one head shorter…

mda19083: info on slow boat to china

Mike n Rachel in DC: chop chop

angel noodle w/peking fox: Never ACCEPT Chesterfields.

Rush: Got him.

angel noodle w/peking fox: TYSM

Dave: Good summation from cc

Rush: “Thank you so much.”

mda19083: TYSM

angel noodle w/peking fox: TYSM!!!!!

Godwinshelley2: This is a good one

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

Dona: <YAY>

angel noodle w/peking fox: YAY!!

Matt1: <yee-haw>

Rush: Closing credits….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Exit music

Louise: yay

Rush: Upbeat music….

mda19083: good film

Dave: yay…

Rush: (Applause…”

DanVenture: Curious to know how many young ladies does No. 1/2/3 sons have out there.

Godwinshelley2: Nice – and what is next week?

Rich Maine: Goodnight all! Cya next week

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Louise: DV: lots

angel noodle w/peking fox: Imagine audiences conga-chan dancing out the aisles to this tune.

Mike n Rachel in DC: one in every port, DV πŸ™‚

angel noodle w/peking fox: Till next week!!


Dave: evening, all!

Rush: “Charlie Chan’s Secret.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: drum roll

hounder: yay.

DanVenture: Thanks again Rush!

Rush: Good evening to everyone….

Dona: Yay

Matt1: Good night folks and have a great week!

mda19083: thanks all for another fun evening

Dave: Another great one..

Rush: have a GREAT week!!!

hounder: thanks everyone

Mike n Rachel in DC: I’ll meditate on it, Rush πŸ™‚

Mrs Phil & Phil: Aloha to all yinz.

mda19083: be well

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Have a great week everyone!

Rush: Louise, we can see if we can connect this coming week about the Great Migration!

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Rush: Another wonderful night of CHARLIE CHAN….

hounder: nite everyone.

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Godwinshelley2: Night all – and have a safe week

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Rush: Take care, hounder….

Dona: Thank you Rush! Fun evening. I’m looking forward to next week.

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Rush: may you and your mother have a week of calmness and happiness…

Dave: Didn’t see the total number tonight…

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Rush: I think it was about 15.

Dona: yes I think so too

Dave: Pretty good…

Rush: Yes.

Rush: TYSM….

Dona: seems we are getting a little bigger

Dona: as a group

Rush: have a happy and safe week!

Rush: Yes, Dona!

Dona: Night All!

Dave: I like that. Have a great week.

Rush: You are right I think!

Rush: More regulars showing up more regularly!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Dave: night, Rush, and thanks again

Rush: And a few returning and newer faces.

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Rush: And thank you to YOU!

Rush: take care…

Rush: Good night, Dave!

Dave: You too, sir.

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