Chat Archive 2/3/2020

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for February 3, 2020

Charlie Chan in London

The Green Hornet (Chapter 5)

angel & fox
Len Freeman
Mike n Rachel in DC

Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh dear, Rush. We hope you don’t have to spend the night at the airport!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh wait…he said “at our hotel.”

hounder has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Hounder!

hounder: hi mk n r. saw rush’s note about staying another night.hope you’re well tonight.

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re doing well, thanks. And you? (and mom?)

hounder: Mom’s hanging in there. I was up most of the night. Mom was mumbling in her sleep. LOL

Mike n Rachel in DC: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hopefully you’ll get more rest tonight…

hounder: your lips to God’s ears. I had to keepan ear out incase she needed help. 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: We seem to have a very quiet start to the evening…

Rush2 has joined this room

Rush2: Hi…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Rush!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hope you made it to your hotel…

Rush2: I had a moment to jump in.

hounder: hi rush. at the hotel?

Rush2: yes, we are at the Holiday Express in Moline, Ill.

Rush2: I have to ru…we just got our room.

Mike n Rachel in DC: So we have two thrillers tonight: Green Hornet and The Exploits of Rush

Rush2: (run)

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK. See you later (maybe)

Rush2: Then we are gouing to trey to find dinner.

Rush2: Okay…

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’ll hold down the fort

Rush2: Thank you for taking over tonight!

Rush2: I will be back if I can!

Rush2: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: :). have a good dinner

Rush2: TYSM…

Rush2 has left this room

hounder: might just be us for the preshow

Mike n Rachel in DC: Looking very much like that might be…

Mike n Rachel in DC: I think we should start around 7:40. The Hornet episode looks to be about 20 min.

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Step right up folks! Plenty of good seats remaining!”

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room

Godwinshelley2: Hello all

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey GS…join our intimate gathering!

Godwinshelley2: Thank you

hounder: hi gs

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re just getting set to start the Hornet (link above)

Godwinshelley2: I guess everyone is still recovering from SuperBowl

Mike n Rachel in DC: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: I was packing lunch for my Temp job tomorrow

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie probably would have been a 49ers fan

Mike n Rachel in DC: Are y’all ready with Hornet #5?

Godwinshelley2: I’m not starting the short – so please proceed without me

hounder: yes sir

Godwinshelley2: I will set up my DVD for the feature

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK *wipes sweaty palms on pants*. Mike’s first countdown

Mike n Rachel in DC: 30…

Godwinshelley2: Good LUCK!! – Adjusts pillbox hat

Mike n Rachel in DC: 20…

Mike n Rachel in DC: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: 10…

Godwinshelley2: Brushes crumbs off shirt

Mike n Rachel in DC: 5…

Godwinshelley2: light fuse

Mike n Rachel in DC: GO!!

Godwinshelley2: VERY GOOD!

Mike n Rachel in DC: 🙂 *whew*

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hornet music

Godwinshelley2: I’m not sure what the fuse when to – so if you hear a big boom ……….

Mike n Rachel in DC: *peers from under table*

Mike n Rachel in DC: Now the epicaly lengthy foreword

Mike n Rachel in DC: How will they escape?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Pop!

Mike n Rachel in DC: The cops are chasing the Hornet?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Looks like the Hornet is playing possum

hounder: a crook should know better than to invite trouble by stealing Brett Reed’s car

Mike n Rachel in DC: true hounder

Cdirus has joined this room

Godwinshelley2: hello cd

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening CD!

Cdirus: Hi guys!

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re about 9 min. into the Hornet episode

Godwinshelley2: Hornet on now

hounder: hi cd

Cdirus: Thanks, I’ve got it running. :-+


Mike n Rachel in DC: 9:20

Cdirus: Hi Hounder!

Mike n Rachel in DC: aha!

hounder: watch out

Godwinshelley2: Mike had the CountDown honors this evening!

Godwinshelley2: You will get to see him in action when we start our feature.

Mike n Rachel in DC: I think I’m getting it down…

Godwinshelley2: All those years with the downbeat at concerts is finally paying off!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Now how could THAT have happened?

Mike n Rachel in DC: 🙂

Cdirus: How did that motorcycle get up there?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Honest, it was an accident!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Really? No accident?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sure, boss…whatever you say. One time bomb, coming right up.

Cdirus: a bomb? That’s subtle

Mike n Rachel in DC: *tick, tick, tick*

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hornet music…time for action

Mike n Rachel in DC: Bombs away @ 11:00

Mike n Rachel in DC: Very courteous. “Sorry”

Mike n Rachel in DC: “I beg your pardon, but I must rifle through your papers…”

Mike n Rachel in DC: *tick, tick, tick*

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Walk this way”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good shot, Kato

Mike n Rachel in DC: *tick, tick, tick*

Mike n Rachel in DC: OH no!

Cdirus: Boom!

hounder: tick tick boom

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yeah…hope they’re ok in the next episode!

Godwinshelley2: So I guess I should cue up my London dvd

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yep. Rush sez to start the feature film @ 8:15–looks like we have a bit over 10 minutes

Godwinshelley2: Is Rush travelling?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes. Apparently they are stuck in Moline, IL for one more night

Mike n Rachel in DC: (delayed flight)

Godwinshelley2: Ugh

Mike n Rachel in DC: He stopped by earlier–they’re out for dinner now.

Mike n Rachel in DC: But we might get a post-dinner drop in from the Man himself. 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Unfortunately I don’t have his prolific knowledge of the Chan canon…

Godwinshelley2: After your time here – I would think you qualify for a degree by now

Mike n Rachel in DC: B.C. ?

Mike n Rachel in DC: (Bachelor of Chanology?)

Godwinshelley2: BAof Chan

Godwinshelley2: BAChan

Mike n Rachel in DC: B.A. in Chanology

Mike n Rachel in DC: sounds good

Godwinshelley2: At least a minor is Son-ology

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’ll have to think of a good dissertation topic.

Godwinshelley2: Women in the Chan universe

Godwinshelley2: Or the use of White Fox Fur in Chan

fredsmom has joined this room

Cdirus: Dibs on the fur

fredsmom: Good evening to yall!

Cdirus: Hi fredsmom!

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Hu Nao: An Examination of Women and Furs in the Mid-canon Charlie Chan Films”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello FM!

fredsmom: missed yall!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good to see you again!

Mike n Rachel in DC: We missed you…

fredsmom: Hope everyone is doing well!

Godwinshelley2: hello

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re holding down the fort in Rush’s absence

hounder: hi fm welcome back

fredsmom: TY. Have you had good “attendance ” lately?

Godwinshelley2: Is there a 20th century fanfare at the beginning

Mike n Rachel in DC: My copy is sans fanfare, GS

fredsmom: Rush out of town?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Just about 5 minutes to feature time, everyone!

Godwinshelley2: I don’t seem to have it in front of mine

Mike n Rachel in DC: Please cue up to the title card

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes, FM. He’s in Moline, IL

fredsmom: Business or family vacation?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm…not sure, FM

Phil has joined this room

Godwinshelley2: Hello Phil

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sounds like the family is with him, though.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Phil.

hounder: neither i think. i think they’re closing on a house in anticpation of a move there

fredsmom: Well I know we are in good hands and safe travels to Rush! 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Moline, IL doesn’t sound like a super vacation spot…

Cdirus: Hi Phil1

Phil: Aloha to all my Chan friends! Good to see you!

Godwinshelley2: Heck – it’s not Indiana – so it’s ok

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hounder: OH.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Aloha, Phil!

Dona has joined this room

Phil: One of my two all time favs tonight. Couldnt miss it.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Dona!

Dona: Hello Everyone!

Mike n Rachel in DC: About 3 minutes to “London”

Godwinshelley2: hello

Cdirus: Hi Dona!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Please cue to title

Dona: Ready here M&R

Mike n Rachel in DC: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: I’m cued

Phil: Hi Dona, GS, M&R, FM, CD, Hounder

Godwinshelley2: hello

hounder: ready here too

hounder: phil

Mike n Rachel in DC: Gee…I’m glad I never skipped math class…

fredsmom: ready!

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK…

Mike n Rachel in DC: 60…

Mike n Rachel in DC: 50…

Godwinshelley2: Adjusts raincoat

Godwinshelley2: Pulls on Wellies

Mike n Rachel in DC: 40…

Godwinshelley2: Sharpens end of umbrella

Mike n Rachel in DC: 30…

Mike n Rachel in DC: wellies?

Mike n Rachel in DC: 20…

Godwinshelley2: Heavy rubber boots

Godwinshelley2: wellingtons

Mike n Rachel in DC: 10…

Mike n Rachel in DC: oh

Mike n Rachel in DC: 5….

Mike n Rachel in DC: GO!

Mike n Rachel in DC: And they’re off!

Godwinshelley2: Never did hear that boom


Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice romantic music…

Godwinshelley2: 1939

Godwinshelley2: classic newspaper montage

Mike n Rachel in DC: Paul Gray Guilty!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Let me guess…Paul Gray?

Godwinshelley2: Hey don’t you know smoking can kill you …. oh … never mind

Godwinshelley2: That man is skinny

Godwinshelley2: I think this movie has some of the ugliest fur coats

Phil: I’m betting rabbit

Godwinshelley2: That one is only partly fur

Mike n Rachel in DC: My dissertation will explain everything

Godwinshelley2: What would that be saying in our dissertation

Dona: I agree GS

Godwinshelley2: Guess the depression is still being felt –

fredsmom: Was this Ray Millands first motion picture?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Partially furred coat…

Phil: I retract my rabbit theory.

Phil: She’s lookin a bit wobbly

Dona: the drama

Godwinshelley2: imdb has Ray Milland in some silent films

Mike n Rachel in DC: Looks like RM started in films around 1930, FM…he was pretty established by this one

Godwinshelley2: starting in 1928

Mike n Rachel in DC: Thanks, GS

Godwinshelley2: It would be a pretty important part for a newbi

Mike n Rachel in DC: The hay’d was almost severed…

Godwinshelley2: He’s in a Jimmy Cagney film in 1931 called Blonde Crazy and a George Arliss 1932 film Man Who Played God

fredsmom: no, I googled-he had earlier parts in 30’s

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie enters stealthily

Mike n Rachel in DC: …Charlie surprising people is a theme in this one

Godwinshelley2: I was trying to find early film folks may have seen

Dona: Charlie to save the day

hounder: here comes the power

Mike n Rachel in DC: He’s an inspector in this one. Later Lt.

Godwinshelley2: Was the Barstow story one of the lost Chan films

fredsmom: I do remember Girl crazy

Dona: Elvis Presley?

Godwinshelley2: I have grown fond of George Arliss films lately

Godwinshelley2: Dona – no the 1931 Girl Crazy with Jimmy Cagney

Phil: Hey Charlie careful how you touch that..

Dona: I’ll have to look for that one

Mike n Rachel in DC: Phil…could be a little icky…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Geroge Arliss, GS? Favorites?

Phil: Let’s see, how can we work the coronavirus into tonight’s movie?

Dona: family makes him happy

fredsmom: The Chan clan

Godwinshelley2: George Arliss did some films based on Earl Derr Biggers books

Mike n Rachel in DC: *points at youngest child*. “Now where did THAT one come from?”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie can’t bear not to help…

Godwinshelley2: If you get a chance to see “The Millionare” – is a Biggers story

hounder: charlie’s susceptible to a women’s stress

Mike n Rachel in DC: Will try to find it.

Godwinshelley2: occasionally shows on TCM

Godwinshelley2: He did a silent version and then remake as a talkie

Mike n Rachel in DC: Three days!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Fast math, Charlie

Dona: Lie you fool

Mike n Rachel in DC: nononono

Phil: Man, she just about tears this door off!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey! I paid $2.00 for that ring!

Phil: That’s a big rock

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Idle Rich

Godwinshelley2: Charlie is a sucker for reuniting young lovers – makes you wonder what he was like when he was wooing his wife

Cdirus: That’s quite a country house

Godwinshelley2: Yes Mike = it’s a good one

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well GS they have 13 children…must be pretty good at it, yes?

Godwinshelley2: I like those – rich guy tries to live like a regular guy stories

Phil: I see Matt’s not here. I volunteer for can duties.

Mike n Rachel in DC: You’re hired, Phil.

Godwinshelley2: The Devil and Miss Jones – is another film along those lines

Mike n Rachel in DC: No wonder he’s drunk. I’d get drunk if my name were Bunny too.

hounder: you decided? who are you to decide for me?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Glad to see the artist survived after all

Phil: Perhaps it’s short for Honey Bunny?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rachel has definitely vetoed Bunny in any form. 🙂

Godwinshelley2: I’m disappointed – no fur on this coat

Mike n Rachel in DC: We call it the PETA coat

Godwinshelley2: Bunny Bennigan was a famous band leader

fredsmom: me too, gws

Godwinshelley2: But the collar tries SO HARD on that coat

Mike n Rachel in DC: The West Woom?

Phil: That’s an environmentally concious rich guy. He turns off the light.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Is that were Elmer Fudd goes to the bathroom?

Godwinshelley2: ahhhh –

Phil: lol m&r

Mike n Rachel in DC: Important scene there…

Godwinshelley2: Purdue’s Student Union has windows like those gothic one

Mike n Rachel in DC: This maid is creepy

Godwinshelley2: It is startling to see someone crawling in your window if you don’t know them

Mike n Rachel in DC: Would NOT trust her with that knife

Phil: I like rooms with low ceilings. Very cozy.


Mike n Rachel in DC: That’s for sure, GS

Mike n Rachel in DC: But this gal is barmy

hounder: lighting face from below gives strange shadows

Dona: Yes M&R

Godwinshelley2: She has taken training from Una O’Connor

Mike n Rachel in DC: THAT’S who she reminds me of!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Epic screaming scenes in Invisible Man

fredsmom: love una oconnor as well

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice spooky lighting

Godwinshelley2: Saw merit badges for “Adulting” on facebook – things like “Minded my own business” and “put on pants”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Adulting?

Godwinshelley2: instead of being a good scout – being a good adult

Godwinshelley2: or approximating behavior as a good adult

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm.

Dona: i have now words

Dona: no words

hounder: me either dona

Dona: i also can’t seem to type

hounder: when did adult become a verb?

Godwinshelley2: ugh another partial fur coat

Mike n Rachel in DC: I would love to see what skills I need to possess in order to adult properly.

Godwinshelley2: take notes for the dissertation

Mike n Rachel in DC: This looks like a nun’s habit

Dona: and it’s uglier than the last one

Phil: I’ve rarely seen a stable floor that clean

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK. Just googled “adulting.” It’s either scary or sad, depending on how you look at it.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Phil, this guy takes his job seriously.

Dona: probably both M&r

Mike n Rachel in DC: Berkeley now offers a class for college credit in “adulting”

Godwinshelley2: More fur coats

Phil: Did you guys notice I didn’t make my usual “This guy doesn’t know the difference between a horse and a cow” joke?

Dona: Berkeley would

Mike n Rachel in DC: this is only a re-enactment can scene

hounder: sadly many kids today need such a class

Mike n Rachel in DC: Phil. 🙂

Phil: Yes, this scene did not require a can

Dona: yes that is sad

angel & fox has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: The furs are multiplying. This movie is going to need a full chapter.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi A&F!

angel & fox: Late not never!!!

Dona: Hi Angel

Mike n Rachel in DC: Which is better…

Cdirus: Hi angel!

Phil: Hi Angel

fredsmom: Hi Angel

angel & fox: A big hi to all–hiya cd!!—but especialmente to Fred’s Mom!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sounds like Brexit

angel & fox: Foxit, sez Fox.

Godwinshelley2: Hi Angel

fredsmom: TY!

Godwinshelley2: That actor was in Behind that Curtain as the blackmailer I think

Phil: I think Charlie oughta ask the horse. Or the cow. Whichever.

Mike n Rachel in DC: He’s John Rogers…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Moo.

angel & fox: The horse of course of course.

Mike n Rachel in DC: He’s a ‘fraidy (Hell) cat.

angel & fox: Did somebody just fart? Oh, YOU, Elsie!

fredsmom: agree with Phil

Mike n Rachel in DC: Easy girl…

Phil: Oh boy here it comes.

Godwinshelley2: nice camera work

Mike n Rachel in DC: Clue!

angel & fox: I heard Elmer & Elsie weren’t legally wed.

Mike n Rachel in DC: As long as they were contented, Angel…

hounder: that maid wouldn’t have lasted long in a real ouse

Phil: There’s some danged poor acting going on here.

Dona: lol

angel & fox: That they SURELY were, M/R! A herd of calves, i heard. You heard of calves, right?

Phil: Cue the can <tin can>

fredsmom: Haha to Angel and Fox and Mike n Rachael

hounder: charlie understands more than you think

angel & fox: Phil: the Kings’s Troupe this is NOT.

Phil: Boy that was fun.

angel & fox: Charlie knows more than i forgot, i remember somebody saying; i forget who.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Amazingly bloodless…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Mr. Chang

Mike n Rachel in DC: No, conclusions jump at me

Mike n Rachel in DC: Maybe he had an unusually flexible wrist?

Phil: Maybe he was a contortionist

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yoga every morning

Mike n Rachel in DC: Cleansing breaths, Alice…

angel & fox: What’s the “time”?

Godwinshelley2: 44:15

Phil: 44:20

Phil: 44:35

Godwinshelley2: 44:30

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hope is not gone!

Phil: 45

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good way of getting rid of her for a while, Charlie

angel & fox: There’s ALWAYS so little time. MORE little allatime.

Mike n Rachel in DC: *cough*

angel & fox: I’m calmer just having her jacket outta my sight, & on the heather & heath ledger.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hunt business?

angel & fox: Chasing fox?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Item 1: Order replacement fox

angel & fox: Not US!!!

Phil: It’s now wonder these people are all dead what with the way they all smoked.

Phil: no wonder

Dona: fur

Mike n Rachel in DC: Angel, Fox may find the next few scenes a bit disturbing.

fredsmom: That’s a fur collar


Rush2 has joined this room

Godwinshelley2: Another partial fur coat

Mike n Rachel in DC: That’s a good-sized animal, FM

Godwinshelley2: Hello Rush

angel & fox: NOTHING has anything to do with the army. Army has to do with foxes. Keeping foxes from nothing. Keeping nothing from foxes. That’

Dona: Hi Rush!!!

Rush2: Hi…made it back.

fredsmom: Agreed

Cdirus: she has a sheep on her shoulders

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey everyone! Act normal. Dad’s here!

hounder: wb rush

Rush2: 🙂

angel & fox: That;s why we am incognito.

Dona: LOL

angel & fox: Calling Detective Einstein!

Rush2: I can’t say how “normal” I am…but, TYSM…!

Cdirus: Hi Rush!

fredsmom: Hi Rush!

Rush2: Hi, FM!

Phil: Paul’s having a meltdown. Hi Rush!

Rush2: And all…!

Rush2: I am so happy I could stop in.

Cdirus: What ever it was, I didn’t do it. 

angel & fox: R2!! Pull up a cold, hard bench!

Godwinshelley2: Enjoying the Mid-West?

Dona: We are too.

Mike n Rachel in DC: We are too. On our BEST behavior.

Rush2: I guess that’s the reason our flight happened the way it did…or didn’t.

Godwinshelley2: We weren’t doing anything wrong – honest!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Honest. 

angel & fox: Bursar & purser: who outranks?

Rush2: Greetings from Moline, Ill.

Phil: Some more of that fine British acting.

angel & fox: Mo’, Moline, MO’!!

Rush2: LOVING it, GS!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Greetings! Are you a homeowner now, Rush?

Cdirus: Hey, only a couple of states over

Godwinshelley2: Big change in weather conditions from CA

Rush2: We signed the papers on our home this morning.,

angel & fox: More of those fine British fireplaces.

Rush2: Bettendorf, Ia.

Godwinshelley2: Congrats! Are you now owner of two houses?

Rush2: For a while.

Dona: You are moving Rush?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Bettendorf LA?

Godwinshelley2: IA

Mike n Rachel in DC: OH

Rush2: We will hopefully be able to rent it out for about a year till we are ready to move.

Cdirus: Congrats!

Godwinshelley2: More partial fur clothing

Rush2: Thank you.

Dona: Yes Congratulations Rush!

Rush2: It has actually been a LONG time in coming.

Godwinshelley2: Moving slow is so much better than rushing

angel & fox: Bettendorf. Wasn’t that the name of Bette Davis’s ill-fated hotel venture with the retired Kaiser’s General? Lost his monocle when stereo came in?

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Bettendorf website has the “State of the City” address posted now, Rush. 🙂

Phil: Where are you eventually moving to Rush?

Rush2: Way back in 1992 when we first passed through this area we loved it.

Godwinshelley2: How nice

Rush2: The Quad City area of Iowa/Illinois.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah. So you are not native Californians?

angel & fox: Rush, may you be as happy in your new home as i am in mine!

Mike n Rachel in DC: OH NO! Dart!

Rush2: Our new home is in the town of Bettendorf.

Godwinshelley2: So close to Chicago?

Phil: Killers always wear top hats.

Rush2: TYSM, Angel…

angel & fox: Mine even has a DEN, you can imagine who likes THAT!

Rush2: Yes, GS.

Rush2: Within reach of Chigago.

angel & fox: Not “The Bell Jar” again.

Godwinshelley2: How nice

Mike n Rachel in DC: That is one hell of a dart

angel & fox: Just make sure Chicago can

Rush2: So, how’s “london” tonight?

angel & fox: can’t reach BACK.

Phil: Aerodynamically that dart makes no sense.

angel & fox: London? Swinging!

Rush2: AH! The dart.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Looks like Flash Gordon’s rocket ship

Phil: Yes it does M

Rush2: Well, Angel, it DOES swing…like a pendulum do…

Dona: That what it looks like

Rush2: Yes, Mike/Rachel.

angel & fox: Rush, TOO-SHAY!!

Godwinshelley2: We are watching for Fur clothing for our Dissertation on Women and Furs in the Chan Universe

Rush2: Angel: 🙂

angel & fox: Be careful where you point that thing, Charlie!

Godwinshelley2: Now would we call that mustach as part of the fur unverse

Rush2: Thacker’s?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes Rush

Godwinshelley2: The british police instpector

angel & fox: The fur universe looks fuzzy to the naked—well, to the naked.

fredsmom: Congratulations to you and your family Rush!

Godwinshelley2: Welcome to the midwest

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re calling it the Furverse, Angel

Godwinshelley2: And get use to the Lake-Effect-Snows

Rush2: I am afraid to try to get the online movie, as this computer (at the hotel) doesn’t seem to allow more than a window at a time.

angel & fox: Mister CHANG…

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re about to the “if you want wild bird to sing” line, Rush… 😉

Godwinshelley2: My husband says you should familiarize yourself with tornado protocol

angel & fox: MnR, “Furverse” is getting votes here. We think it’ll catch on.

Mike n Rachel in DC: …and buy a snow shovel. 😉

Phil: No. Buy a snow BLOWER.

Mike n Rachel in DC: We thought Fox might like that one

Godwinshelley2: Buy a couple snow shovels – that’s how you entertain your kids in the winter

Rush2: Yes, GS…they are seemingly rare in the area, but, yes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Children or snow shovels?

Godwinshelley2: It only takes ONE

angel & fox: Tornado protocol: is that the one made with turmeric marinade for artichoje hearts, chicken fingers, pigs’ feet & mascara?

Rush2: I try not to say much about that to Marie!

Rush2: Angel: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: They are rare – and you go to the southwest corner if you don’t have an inner room

Mike n Rachel in DC: OH. I thought the Tornado Protocol had tequila in it…

angel & fox: Something awful DID happen: ride-to-hounds came back in style for the Fall of ’37.

fredsmom: Are yall from Ca Rush?

Godwinshelley2: crack your windows – so the house won’t implode

Rush2: Yes…born and raised.

Dona: Me too Rush

Rush2: Southern California all my life.

angel & fox: MnR: That’s the Tornado Vortex. It staves off implosion.

Rush2: Yes, Dona.

fredsmom: Sounds like a wonderful new chapter for you and yours!

Rush2: We just can’t afford the rising costs.

Rush2: Yes…thank you, FM.

Dona: I feel the same

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Took up fox hunting?”

angel & fox: General Humph-humph looks like he was awakened just for this scene.

Rush2: EVERYONE has been VERY kind to us.

angel & fox: AGAIN with the fox-hunting!

angel & fox: A queer chap. Oh, PLEASE.

Rush2: Yes, Angel…and FOX….

Mike n Rachel in DC: But apparently the foxes got him first. Score one for the good guys…er…foxes

Rush2: 🙂

angel & fox: A wild scheme. Hmm.

Godwinshelley2: silencing war planes – an Hogan’s Heros plot also

angel & fox: I LOVE the frames on the walls!

Mike n Rachel in DC: A silent plane? It’s called a glider?

angel & fox: GS–really? I knew NOTHING!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Pam, dear.

Rush2: M/R: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: I’m disappointed no fur on her clothing in this scene

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh Pam! Oh Neil!

angel & fox: She got that outfit for a song.

Mike n Rachel in DC: How can there be a love scene without fur?

Phil: He is SUCH a sleaze

Mike n Rachel in DC: He’s an attorney, Phil…

angel & fox: Ain’t got time to take a fast train.

Phil: shaking my head

angel & fox: AGAIN with the foxes!!!

Rush2: The Box Tops…1967?

Godwinshelley2: Just TELL what you know – other wise you are courting danger

Mike n Rachel in DC: 120?

angel & fox: Rush, you’ve never missed yet!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Go, baby go

Rush2: I lived it…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nearly find ancestors. How do you think the fox feels, Charlie?

fredsmom: poor fox

Rush2: The Doors played at my high school….

Rush2: The Strawberry Alarm Clock, too…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Very cool, Rush.

Phil: But did you see The Doors?

Rush2: Yes.

angel & fox: They ain’t nothin’ but some hound dogs…they ain’t never caught a rabbit, they ain’t no friends of Fox.

Phil: Can I have your authograph?

Mike n Rachel in DC: I think we are dating ourselves…

Rush2: Believe it or not, I didn’t see them, though…because I didn’t want to pay the $5 activity card fee!

angel & fox: Many who saw The Doors now have Windows 7. Now IT’S dead too.

Rush2: I DID see them the next year at th Forum, though.

Dona: ROTFLOL Rush

angel & fox: Rotsa ruck, Doc.

Mike n Rachel in DC: $5 was pricey in those days!

Rush2: Front row behind the stage.

angel & fox: Ernie Kovacs?

Rush2: YES!

Phil: Ok, since we have a shortage of deaths tonight I’m going to go ahead and count the horse CUE THE CAN

Mike n Rachel in DC: dead horse scene

angel & fox: Good. We can make out.

Phil: <tin can>

Rush2: The Forum ticket was $5…but I got it for $3!

angel & fox: A kernel clinked.

Mike n Rachel in DC: hehe…good deal

Dona: What a bargan

Phil: You can’t beat a dead hourse

Phil: horse

Rush2: Incredible…looking back.

angel & fox: What a noble animal.

Mike n Rachel in DC: but you can wipe it’s eyes

Phil: Yeah, it would cost A LOT more to see Jim Morrison now.

Rush2: The deceased Hellcat scenes are sad.

angel & fox: Phil, you are SO right. I heard a dead horse ran in a by-election, & none could beat her.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Now if someone has fur on their bathrobe…

Rush2: I feel that an actual dead horse was used there.

angel & fox: His deer friends are always hanging around.

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angel & fox: Mmmmmmmm, fur on bathrobe!

Rush2: Lost FM….

Rush2: Not too practical, Angel…

Godwinshelley2: Who has the fur bathrobe?

Phil: If it was dead, it doesn’t mean it was murdered. It could have just…keeled over.

angel & fox: Give that man a cigar—Yeah, Rush, the fur-frilled bathrobe is fraught with—well, it’s fraught anyway.

Mike n Rachel in DC: They may have bought a dead horse…it doesn’t move at all

Rush2: Did the movie start at 8:00 tonight?

Phil: 1:10:07

Mike n Rachel in DC: 8:15 was our launch time

angel & fox: 1:10:20

Godwinshelley2: 8:15

Rush2: Okay.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Did the Hornet @ 7:40, feature @ 8:15

angel & fox: Even the character here is asking the time.

Rush2: My mind is still racing…long day!

Mike n Rachel in DC: About 7 mins to go I think

Phil: Good one A&F. You and I got it.

angel & fox: Tea time? Tee time?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

Godwinshelley2: Does anybody really care?

Rush2: Depends on which “course” of action is taken…

Mike n Rachel in DC: 🙂

Dona: another good one mYR

angel & fox: Whole lotta SMOKIN’ goin’ on!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *cough*

Rush2: (Cough….)

angel & fox: Can anybody really care?

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Defunct noble animal”. Great Chan line

Phil: 24 or 6 to 4

Godwinshelley2: yes

Rush2: Yes, Mike.

angel & fox: AGAIN with the Noble Animal. Defunct, even. I’m feeling verklempt.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Fingerprints!

Dona: LOL

Phil: Things are getting out of hand.

Rush2: Actually, our flight was to go to Chicago tonight..

angel & fox: Out of beer.

Godwinshelley2: Where are you staying tonight?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Come to the study. I will set a trap for the murderer…

Rush2: And, I actually DID “care about the time.”

Godwinshelley2: 1:13

Phil: 1:14

Rush2: At the Holiday Inn Express in Moline IL.

angel & fox: This would be the perfect time & place to write a postcard of undying stuff to Madame Chan.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie! You gave him the gun!

Rush2: Just across from the airport…courtesy of United Airlines.

Phil: 11430

angel & fox: WATCH it, Charlie!!

Godwinshelley2: Do they have a pool or sauna? Good time to use it.

Rush2: Next week…”Charlie Chan in Paris.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Boy, do you feel stupid or what?

angel & fox: OH NOOOOOOOOOO!

Mike n Rachel in DC: First appearance of Chan offspring!

angel & fox: The Police? Is this a STING?

Phil: And the first thing the cops DIDN’T do is disarm him.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Capt. Seaton, alias Mr. Smith

Mike n Rachel in DC: No Miranda rights either Phil

Rush2: OUCH, Angel…

Godwinshelley2: Not in the US anyways

angel & fox: So NOBODY here was who they said?

Godwinshelley2: nice camerawork

Phil: There’s that dead bat thingey.

Godwinshelley2: 12 children

angel & fox: Rush, i HOPE i provide what no others do.

angel & fox: Kerry Drake?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Dead bat but no fur

angel & fox: Gotta love The Drake.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Bat is in a nosedive

Godwinshelley2: Ugh – that bird broach

Phil: geesus where’d they get that?

Rush2: Angel…you are a unique contributor to our weekly fetes!


Mike n Rachel in DC: Case complete!

Godwinshelley2: The END

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Rush2: (Applause…)

Godwinshelley2: Well Rush is your family with you?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Exit waltz

Dona: Yes Angel

angel & fox: She’s taking Coronas for the coronavirus caused by the dead bat on her bodice.

Rush2: Just Marie.

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

Godwinshelley2: Or did they stay home?

fredsmom: clap clap clap! Hope to see yall next week if possible!

Rush2: We will return during Easter break with the daughters.

Dona: YAY!!!!!!

angel & fox: Rush—Appoint a Home Secretary!!

Phil: YAHOO!

Rush2: TYSM, guys for being here tonight!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Are they excited for the move?

Dona: Interesting music

hounder: nite all. thanks for the fun.

Rush2: I have enjoyed riding in the back seat.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Thanks to everyone for another fun evening!

Phil: Thanks Rush for going the extra mile. Rest well tonight.

Dona: How do they feel about changing schools?

angel & fox: GREAT music for filing-out! I’ll bring my file next week, & Fox the chisel! Gnite!!

Rush2: TYSM, Phil!

Rush2: I will.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Just got my learner’s permit. 🙂

Rush2: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: Roland Winters on Green Acers right now

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angel & fox: Thank you ALL for ANOTHER great night—!!

Dona: You did great M & R

Rush2: You are ALL great.

Godwinshelley2: Rush you travel safely

fredsmom: Goodnite All! Have a good week 🙂

Rush2: TYSM.

Godwinshelley2: check in with you all next week

Mike n Rachel in DC: Had a great time…looking forward to Rush’s return though.

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Good night all! See you in Paris!

Rush2: I am going to try to copy the text of tonight’s Chat.

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Rush2: See you then….

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Godwinshelley2: Oh NO! That’s not fair – what if we were talking behind your back!!

Godwinshelley2: night

Dona: LOL

Rush2: Good night….

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Rush2: Take care everyone….

Rush2: Stay happy and safe….

Dona: Thanks all had a great time. See you next week in Paris!

Cdirus: See you guys next week!

Rush2: Good night, Mike, Rachel, CD, and Dona….

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