Chat Archive 3/18/2019

Our Charlie Chan Family Chat for March 18, 2019

Charlie Chan‘s Secret

The Adventures of Smilin’ Jack (Chapter 11)

angel & fox
Len Freeman
Library Jim
Mike n Rachel in DC

Rush has joined this room16:26

Rush: TEST.16:26

hounder has joined this room16:26

Rush: Good evening, Hounder!16:26

Rush: How are you doing tonight?16:27

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Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room16:29

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening all!16:29

Rush: Good evening, M/R!16:29

Cdirus: Hi Rush, Hi Mike and Rachel16:29

Rush: see Rachel is with you tonight?16:29

Rush: Welcome, CD!16:29

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yep. We’re both here!16:29

Mike n Rachel in DC: *Rachel waves*16:29

Rush: (Bowing…)16:30

Rush: WELCOME!16:30

Mike n Rachel in DC: She has a mouthful of pizza…16:30

Rush: Pizza is always a good thing to have a mouthful of!16:30

Cdirus: I had that for breakfast this morning 16:30

Mike n Rachel in DC: True dat.16:30

Rush: :)16:30

Rush: Pizza has been a breakfast food for me many times, too!16:31

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Universal food item.16:31

Rush: Nothing like a cold slice of last night’s pizza to start off the day!16:31

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Matt…116:31

Rush: Hello, Matt!16:31

Matt1: Hello Rush, M&R and CD!16:31

Rush: Good evening to you!16:31

Cdirus: Oh no Rush, I have to have mine heated up!16:31

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Rush: :)16:31

Cdirus: Hi Matt!16:32

Matt1: Hello Hounder!16:32

Cdirus: Hi Hounder!16:32

Rush: I am not very particular, I guess!16:32

Rush: Welcome back, Hounder!16:32

hounder: i hate windiws 10, it’s so unstable16:32

Rush: I understand, Hounder!16:32

Rush: I always hold my breath following any “Windows Updates,” too!16:33

Cdirus: Do what I do hounder, I’m running Windows XP on a netbook. 16:33

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ha. Have always been a Mac person (Mike speaking)16:33

Rush: Many are, Mike.16:33

Mike n Rachel in DC: My first computer was one of the original Apples. :)16:34

hounder: not an apply fan, but may have to consider it next time.16:34

Rush: Yes?16:34

Rush: I am just happy to have something that does what I want it to do.16:34

hounder: my first computer did dos. lol16:34

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes. Had to plug the chips into the motherboard to assemble it.16:34

Rush: WOW!16:34

Rush: That goes back a bit!16:35

hounder: think it was a gateway.16:35

Mike n Rachel in DC: Then I got an Apple II…nursed it along almost 10 years. Decided I needed a new computer when I went the the ‘history of the computer’ exhibit at the Smithsonian…and my computer was in it.16:35

Rush: I didn’t start really using a computer until about 1997 at work.16:35

Cdirus: 16:36

hounder: lol@mike16:36

Rush: I remember, though in the mid-1980s at a museum I worked at then, that the people “upstairs” got computers with the claim they would save a lot of labor.16:37

Rush: What I noticed soon was that most of those people started working later!16:37

hounder: i think i just got rid of our ti computer we had a game cartridge that played chess.16:38

Rush: AH!16:38

Mike n Rachel in DC: hehe…my mom had one of those. Got it at Radio Shack on clearance.16:38

Rush: My daughter, Rachel, is using a TI-108 “pocket calculator.”16:39

Rush: Still works GREAT, and it is simple and straightforward.16:39

Mike n Rachel in DC: It probably has 10000x the computing power of those old computers.16:40

Rush: And, it’s solar powered!16:40

hounder: rotfl. my first calculator was shaped like a ruler, it added subtracted muliplied and divided. that’s it. lol16:40

Matt1: I have one of those Hounder, lol16:40

Rush: That was enough, right, Hounder?16:40

Mike n Rachel in DC: Mine too…it was called a “slide rule.” 16:40

Rush: I actually remember when some students used actual slide rules.16:41

Rush: I had friends that did, and I could not figure those out.16:41

Rush: Are we ready to run the serial epidode?16:41

hounder: i’ve gott a slide rule and a book for it. oneday in my spare time i want to learn to use it again16:41

Mike n Rachel in DC: My uncle was a math teacher, and taught me to use one when I was very young16:41

Mike n Rachel in DC: Then he gave me his slide rule…treasured heirloom!16:42

Rush: Ready for the serial?16:42

Matt1: Ready16:42

Rush: “Smilin’ Jack”?16:42

hounder: slide rules were all i could use until my jr year in college16:42

Mike n Rachel in DC: Let me triangulate here…cosine…hypotenuse…16:42

Rush: Yes?16:42

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK. Ready, chief!16:42

hounder: ready if my computer doesn’t crash.16:42

Cdirus: Yes16:42

Rush: Okay….16:43

Rush: Chapter 11….16:43

Rush: 30 seconds…16:43

Mike n Rachel in DC: Clear!16:43

Rush: 15 seconds…16:43

Mike n Rachel in DC: Contact!16:43

Rush: 10…16:43

Matt1: My slide rule crash a couple times……against the wall or desk in frustration16:43

Rush: 5…16:43

Rush: GO!!!16:43

Mike n Rachel in DC: lol16:43

Mike n Rachel in DC: Credits & graduation music16:44

Rush: Bombs!16:44

Rush: Credits!16:44

Rush: “Official” music!16:44

Rush: Planes!16:44

Rush: What more could we want?16:44

Mike n Rachel in DC: Honolulu16:44

Cdirus: Love the sound of those old warbirds16:45

Rush: B-17s seen at the end of the opening.16:45

Rush: Yes, CD.16:45

Rush: Phillip Ahn.16:45

Mike n Rachel in DC: Smilin Jack was in a real fix at the end of last week’s episode…framed by FvT16:46

Rush: The Chans’ Son-in-Law.16:46

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes, Rush. he was very excitable16:46

Rush: Yes. We will see how he gets out of that frame.16:46

Rush: This was the faked voice technology from last week.16:48

Mike n Rachel in DC: Foiled again.16:48

hounder: the infamous lights out.16:48

Rush: Yes!16:48

Mike n Rachel in DC: If at first you don’t succeed…16:49

Rush: Interesting with the muzzle flashes bringing moments of light in that blackout scene!16:49

hounder: is anyone else getting an overdub?16:49

Mike n Rachel in DC: Economy of sets so far…16:49

Rush: I am getting subtitles.16:50

Rush: I must have clicked on that feature.16:50

Rush: “Ah, so…”16:51

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Ma Ling. R.I.P.16:53

Matt1: Hello A & F16:53

angel & fox: What TIME???

Cdirus: Hi Angel!16:54

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Angel…et Fox16:54

Rush: Hello, Angel (& fox)!16:54

Rush: WELCOME!16:54

Rush: We are watching “Smilin’ Jack.”16:54

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Cdirus: about 11 minutes in16:54

Rush: 11:00.16:54

Rush: 11:2016:55

Rush: 11;4016:55

Rush: You there, Yet, Angel?16:55

Matt1: She left16:55

Rush: Looked like a gavel to open the meetin gs of the spy network!16:56

Mike n Rachel in DC: FvT = pissed16:56

Rush: (meetings)16:56

Rush: Still here, Angel?16:57

Rush: All is not perfect in the spy gang!16:57

Len Freeman has joined this room16:57

Matt1: Hello Len!16:57

Len Freeman: Hello friends16:58

Rush: Good evening, Len!16:58

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening, Len16:58

Rush: WELCOME!16:58

hounder: hi len16:58

Cdirus: Hi Len!16:58


Len Freeman: Is Jack still Smilin?16:58

Rush: (Sorry for the caps lock!)16:58

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Mike n Rachel in DC: He’s hot on the trail of the bad guys16:58

hounder: hi dan16:58

Cdirus: Hi Dan@16:58

Rush: Jack is very DETERMINED!16:58

Mike n Rachel in DC: Man on a mission16:59

Rush: Not much smilin’ presently!16:59

Mike n Rachel in DC: Missed him!16:59

Rush: A chase!16:59

Mike n Rachel in DC: That was a slick move17:00

Rush: Short cut!17:00

Rush: The police join in!17:01

Rush: They, however, are after Jack!17:01

Rush: You mean the Benny Goodman records, Fraulein?”17:02

Mike n Rachel in DC: Damn.17:02

hounder: all the aces but not all the cards17:02

Rush: Matt?17:02

angel & fox has joined this room17:02

Rush: WB, Angel!17:02

angel & fox: Been TRYING to get in here 15-20 mins. Can you “hear” me?

Mike n Rachel in DC: I think FvT has just shown her hand…by shooting Jack!17:03

Rush: “The Torture Fire Test!” next week!17:03

Mike n Rachel in DC: WB Angel!17:03

Rush: Sounds like a good one!17:03

Matt1: No, but I can see your words Angel17:03

hounder: hi angel. trudy is not what jack believes her to be17:04

angel & fox: My internet has been crashing SEVERAL TIMES A DAY of late. I’d accessed the Room, had been typing, but nothing would Send. I missed the whole SJ?17:04

Rush: I see your posts, Angel.17:04

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Rush: “Loud and clear!”17:04

Rush: Dona!17:04

Rush: WELCOME!17:04

angel & fox: Or is the Smilin Jack still running?17:04

Matt1: Hello Dona!17:04

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Dona!17:04

Cdirus: Hi Dona17:04

Matt1: SJ is over17:04

Dona: Hello Everyone!17:04

Mike n Rachel in DC: Smilin Jack just got shot…we find out if he survives next week.17:04

Rush: “Smilin’ Jack” just ended, Angel.17:05

hounder: hi donaa17:05

Mike n Rachel in DC: Donaa? Sounds Finnish…17:05

Rush: However, we DO have our feature coming up!17:05

Rush: “Charlie Chan at the Race Track.”17:05

Rush: 13 1/2 minutes to go…17:05

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Rush: A good one that takes us from Melbourne to Honolulu, and then to Los Angeles.17:06

Rush: LJ!17:06

LibraryJim: hi all. 17:06

Rush: Good evening to you!17:06

Cdirus: Hi Jim!17:07

Matt1: Hello Jim!17:07

Rush: WELCOME!17:07

Mike n Rachel in DC: And we get a detective lesson from Charlie himself.17:07

angel & fox: BELATED hello to ALL! Soon as i got ON here, the SOUND went out on my Device. Jeez. Programs, can i buy a program? I got half a buck here…17:07

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Jim!17:07

LibraryJim: hi17:07

Rush: Danventure…Missed your arrival…sorry!17:08

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lee has a “sure thing” bet for your $0.50, Angel!17:08

Rush: WELCOME to YOU!17:08

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danventure: No problem!17:08

Rush: :)17:08

Rush: I was in error earlier…we have now 5 minutes to go!17:09

LibraryJim: can’t wait for post time! Gentlemen, start your horses!17:09

Mike n Rachel in DC: *neigh*17:09

Rush: YES!17:09

danventure: Glad to be on time.17:09

Rush: Please ready your films…17:09

Rush: 4 1/2 minutes….17:10

Mike n Rachel in DC: Virtual-gong ready in DC!17:10

Rush: Very good!17:10

Rush: 3 1/2 minutes to go…17:10

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Dona: I didn’t realize I wasn’t here17:11

Len Freeman: Rush… looking ahead at Keye Luke serials…17:11

LibraryJim: I’m placing my bet on Charlie Chan — he’s a sure winner.17:11

Mike n Rachel in DC: You’re sounding more like Nothere every week, Dona! Welcome back. :)17:11

hounder: ready here17:11

angel & fox: LJ, you right about THAT!17:11

Dona: Ready here Rush17:11

Rush: 2 1/2 minutes…17:12

Mike n Rachel in DC: LJ: Smart money always goes with Chan!17:12

Rush: ease pause at the opening title…17:12

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes, Len…17:12

Rush: yes, M/R!17:12

LibraryJim: The YouTube selection had a LONG preview for Inn of the sixth Happiness. three minutes!17:12

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Rush: 2 minutes to go…17:12

Rush: GS!17:12

Godwinshelley2: I’m cued here17:12

Rush: WELCOME!!!!17:12

angel & fox: He’s got MY half, gonna play it FOR an avalanche if not ON one.17:12

Matt1: Cued17:12

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello GS(2)!17:12

Dona: Hi GS17:12

danventure: Warner Oland is my favorite actor as Chan. Scripts were great as well.17:12

LibraryJim: q’d17:12

danventure: Too bad Oland died so young.17:12

hounder: hi gs17:12

Cdirus: Hi GS!17:12

Godwinshelley2: Yes I’m here 17:12

angel & fox: gs!!!17:13

Rush: 90 seconds…17:13

LibraryJim: Hi GS17:13

Rush: YAY!17:13

Mike n Rachel in DC: *dons racing silks*17:13

Matt1: Hello GS!17:13

Rush: Welcome back!17:13

Rush: 60 seconds…17:13

Godwinshelley2: My husband wanted to know if I was going to win another coin this evening17:13

Rush: 50 seconds…17:13

Godwinshelley2: I said not this week17:13

angel & fox: *adjusting monocle, also Fox’s monocle*17:13

Rush: 40 seconds…17:13

Rush: Not tonight, GS…17:13

Rush: 30 seconds…17:13

Rush: Sorry!17:14

Rush: 25…17:14

Rush: 20…17:14

Mike n Rachel in DC: *lights fuse*17:14

LibraryJim: Got my top hat and ascot17:14

Rush: 15…17:14

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm…where is the fuse on this horse?17:14

Rush: 10…17:14

Rush: 5…17:14

angel & fox: Does you mascot have an ascot?17:14

Matt1: <GONG>17:14

Rush: GO!!!17:14

Rush: Music….17:14

Rush: Title….17:14

Rush: Credits…17:14

Mike n Rachel in DC: Very Circus-like music…17:14

LibraryJim: circus music17:14

Rush: Yes, M/R….17:14

angel & fox: LOVE this typography!17:14

Dona: That was last week17:14

LibraryJim: Caliope style17:14

Rush: We will hear this with “Olympics,” too.17:15

Rush: “Honolulu”17:15

angel & fox: Nick DiMaggio—any relation?17:15

Godwinshelley2: Ah yes – just like outside my hotel window17:15

Mike n Rachel in DC: Department of Criminal Investigation?17:15

Rush: Where you just returned from, GS!17:15

angel & fox: Nice to say “please”.17:15

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie is looking very dapper here.17:15

Godwinshelley2: Hard to come back to witer17:15

Rush: “Murder without bloodstains like Amos without Andy – most unusual.”17:16

angel & fox: Let’17:16

Rush: Tes, GS!17:16

angel & fox: Let’s not precipitate a precipitate.17:16

angel & fox: Enter a dragon.17:16

Rush: “This is more important than murder!”17:16

Len Freeman: Quote Amos N Andy nowadays and … ouch17:16

angel & fox: More important than murder!17:16

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hot tip!17:16

LibraryJim: train of thought now need wrecking crew.17:16

Rush: Yes, Len.17:16

angel & fox: LF—i’ve TRIED to get Amos&Andy across to folks—ALL POISONED.17:17

Rush: Of course, we are “enlightened” today.17:17

Mike n Rachel in DC: Smart fly keep out of gravy?17:17

Rush: Yes, M/R.17:17

angel & fox: The CLOROX people musta CLEANED UP back then!17:17

Len Freeman: Questionable…17:17

Rush: Yes, Angel.17:17

Rush: :)17:17

LibraryJim: he’d better hurry up, betting is going to be closed17:17

angel & fox: “The aristocracy of turfdom”!!17:17

Mike n Rachel in DC: With “Tip” Collins riding17:18

Rush: “The sport of kings.”17:18

Mike n Rachel in DC: (and the Mafia)17:18

Len Freeman: I have an early Amos n Andy film where Freeman Gosden and Charles Correl do the parts in Blackface… I show it rarely…17:18

hounder: time check please. i lost my sound and had to restart17:18

Rush: Yes, Len.17:18

Len Freeman: you do have to wince…17:18

angel & fox: A horse is a horse of course of course UNLESS he’s—John’s Other Horse?17:18

Godwinshelley2: 4:4517:18

Godwinshelley2: 5:0017:19

hounder: thanks17:19

angel & fox: LF, you’ve NOTHING to apologize for.17:19

Godwinshelley2: 5:1517:19

Mike n Rachel in DC: They are still documentaries of the country’s attitudes toward race, etc. Fascinating…if painful.17:19

Rush: GS, we award the silver coin when we have Melbourne Cup Nithe in the Fall.17:19

Godwinshelley2: 5:3017:19

Dona: That is a lot of horses.17:19

Rush: Ambulance was at the ready.17:20

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rush: AH. I thought that was a fall thing…November-ish17:20

Godwinshelley2: I know – but my husband associates the Racetrack film with the coin – I had to tell him17:20

Rush: There are 24 horses in the race.17:20

angel & fox: TWENTY-FOUR!17:20

LibraryJim: did they use actual footage of the Melbourne Cup like they did with the Olympics?17:20

Dona: I’ve never been to the races is that how many their normally is?17:20

Rush: “When player cannot see man who deal cards, much wiser to stay out of game.”17:20

Mike n Rachel in DC: I think it’s more common to have 8 or 10, Dona17:20

Dona: Ah17:20

angel & fox: i LIKE the “wipe” cuts!17:20

Rush: Understood, GS! He’s not wrong, really!17:21

Rush: Yes, Angel.17:21

angel & fox: NOTICE they whack the (literally) Little Guy right off. Aristocracy ALWAYS walk.17:21

Mike n Rachel in DC: “You’ll be taken care of…” Ominous.17:21

LibraryJim: “you’ll be taken care of” is usually meant in a fatal way17:21

Rush: True, M/R.17:22

Rush: And, YES, LJ!17:22

angel & fox: “Open your mouth & say “ominous”.”17:22

Matt1: Sorry folks…..something has come up and I need to run….Enjoy and I’ll see you next week17:22

angel & fox: CABLE CHARLIE CHAN!17:22

Dona: Goodnight Matt17:22

Mike n Rachel in DC: take care, Matt!17:22

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hope all is well17:22

Rush: take care, Matt!17:22

LibraryJim: night Matt17:22

Rush: See you next week!17:22

angel & fox: Dynamite…monlkeying…avalanche…SOUNDS ominous.17:23

Rush: I hope it is not serious.17:23

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angel & fox: “Prominent”. That’s an ODD name to give a baby, Mrs.Turfman!17:23

hounder: nite matt17:23

Rush: “Suspicion often father of truth.”17:23

Rush: The “Oceanic.”17:23

Rush: Enter an “old friend” of ours.17:24

angel & fox: They coulda made SUITS for ALL the aborigines out of the CLOTH those double-breasted coats wasted!17:24

Godwinshelley2: London17:24

Godwinshelley2: & Behind Curtain17:24

Mike n Rachel in DC: ‘E was in ‘is loose-box, ‘e was…17:24

Rush: Steward: David Thursby17:25

angel & fox: What’re THEY cryin’ about? THEY’RE not dead!17:25

Rush: Yes, M/R!17:25

angel & fox: They can get a new one at any Stables.17:25

Mike n Rachel in DC: Chan now on case.17:25

angel & fox: This idiotic question is unnecessary, too!17:25

Rush: “Easy to criticize, more difficult yo be correct.”17:25

Rush: (to)17:26

Rush: Streamline with Lollipop.17:26

Rush: Josephine the monkey: Lollipop 17:26

Mike n Rachel in DC: Pay Check is in the next stall. :)17:26

angel & fox: Streamline DEFINITELY not doing speed.17:26

Rush: Yes..hence the nickname!17:27

Rush: The blood spatters!17:27

LibraryJim: here’s where the lesson of the blood drops comes in handy17:27

angel & fox: When the CALL is ROLLED UP yonder, he’ll be there—dead, with (fake) shoe-prints.17:27

Rush: And we, the audience took Mr. Chan’s class earlier!17:27

Mike n Rachel in DC: I’m not sure I’d want to lay on that floor either…17:28

Rush: Agreed!17:28

Dona: I’m with you M&R17:28

Rush: Lollipop is about to cause some trouble…17:29

Mike n Rachel in DC: Bloodstains made…with fountain pen!17:29

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Rush: Lost Len…17:29

Rush: Here we go!17:29

Mike n Rachel in DC: <need sound effects here>17:30

angel & fox: Probably the Virtual Hole in Virtual Floor.17:30

Rush: Yes!17:30

angel & fox: *CRASH!*17:30

angel & fox: Hey hey it’s the MONKEY!17:30

Rush: :)17:31

hounder: …17:31

angel & fox: Poor marsupial gets the SLAMMER while Mr. Moneybags plots his PERFIDY.17:31

angel & fox: How much is that in POUNDS?17:31

danventure: Charlie cushioned that blow…17:31

Rush: Ooooh…GOOD one, Angel!17:31

Cdirus: Or ounces 17:31

Rush: DV: :)17:32

angel & fox: *sound of HUGE piece of cargo SMASHING on deck just offstage*17:32

Rush: Matson Line.17:32

Rush: They are the ship line that owned the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.17:32

angel & fox: Rush, i try to provide the…stuff…ordinary Americans can’t be bothered providing.17:32

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Rush: YES!17:32

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hounder: ship must still be at dock. there’s no motion17:33

Rush: WB, LJ…17:33

angel & fox: Welcome BACK, LJ!17:33

angel & fox: B deck. With ACTUAL HIVES!17:33

Mike n Rachel in DC: Dead horse cannot win race17:33

LibraryJim: I must have hit a wrong key combination, my screen went all wonky (technical term) and logged me out!17:33

angel & fox: LJ, it might not all be you.17:34

LibraryJim: good to know17:34

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PaulM: hi gang17:34

Dona: Hi Paul17:34

hounder: hi paul17:34

Rush: WELCOME, Paul!17:34

angel & fox: Hiya Paul!!!17:35

hounder: you stay home with jack robinson17:35

angel & fox: SO nice to see CC’s Summer Hat!17:35

PaulM: been here since the start of the movie. just relaxing after a tough day at work17:35

Rush: Sounds good, Paul….17:35

Rush: Not about the tough day.17:35

angel & fox: He needs one of Jerry Seinfeld’s Puffy Shirts.17:35

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Paul17:35

Rush: About relaxing.17:35

angel & fox: CHARLIE GOT LEI’D!17:35

Rush: Angel: :)17:36

PaulM: the day after vacation is always a bit rough17:36

angel & fox: …or WITHOUT scissors.17:36

Rush: Yes.17:36

Mike n Rachel in DC: Took the words right out of my mouth, Angel ;)17:36

Rush: Agreed, paul.17:36

angel & fox: If i EVER get another typewriter…17:36

Mike n Rachel in DC: …I’ll make sure the e’s are clean17:37

angel & fox: Keep ’em SHIPSHAPE.17:37

Rush: Yes, M/R!17:37

PaulM: next vacation in 3 months for monsterbash17:37

Mike n Rachel in DC: New now. Velly soon old.17:37

Rush: That will be nice, Paul.17:37

angel & fox: YES, MnR: those CLOTTED e’s! They’ve snared I DUNNO HOW MANY stenographically dilatory perpetrators!17:37

Rush: You will see GS there?17:38

Rush: Lee at work…17:38

PaulM: if she’s there, i’ll probably see her17:38

angel & fox: So solly!17:38

angel & fox: roses red new york times see you switch horses17:38

Rush: Good work by Lee.17:38

Rush: Uh-oh!17:39

Rush: Stunt double there for Oland!17:39

Godwinshelley2: yes the Bash17:39

Rush: :)17:39

angel & fox: “Very suspicious character, sir!”—CC knows HOW suspicious.17:39

hounder: nice moonlight on the water17:39

angel & fox: Surprised Lee didn’t CLEAN TYPEWRITER KEYS!17:40

Rush: I like that too, Hounder…17:40

Rush: “Easy blow-up, easy pop.”17:40

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lee: Still apprentice detective17:40

Rush: Yes!17:40

angel & fox: Long walk off short pier, you mean.’17:40

Rush: “Long road sometime shortest way to end of journey.” 17:40

Mike n Rachel in DC: <cough>17:41

angel & fox: If they ever make the movie of my life (in which me buying a typewriter will be a Big Scene) i hope for THIS music.17:41

Rush: Yes, M/R…virtual sound effect!17:41

Mike n Rachel in DC: Was this guy in “London” too?17:41

angel & fox: US. Shoulda said “us”: me & Fox. Buying typewriter. For two.17:41

Rush: “Foolish to seek fortune when real treasure hiding under nose.”17:42

angel & fox: SPELL that.17:42

Rush: “Sarsapirilla.”17:42

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Daisy…daisy…you’ll look sweet on a typewriter built for two…17:42

danventure: I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a place offer sarsapirilla…17:42

angel & fox: Rush: 17:42

Mike n Rachel in DC: Great old song17:42

Rush: M/R: :)17:42

Dona: Charlie likes Sarsaparilla 17:43

LibraryJim: t-h-a-t. That. not hrd to spell17:43

angel & fox: MnR: Hoo-koo-ka-choo! All REET!17:43

Rush: Yes!17:43

angel & fox: LJ: 17:43

Rush: It’s raining notes….17:43

angel & fox: SPEAKING of great songs…and GRATE songs…17:43

Mike n Rachel in DC: Clue!17:44

angel & fox: Just change the NAME: to Horse Handicap.17:44

Rush: There was a clue just now.17:44

angel & fox: Pith helmets would be in order,17:44

Rush: A visual one.17:44

Rush: A chase…17:45

Cdirus: When did Lee have time to write that note with the steward chasing him?17:45

angel & fox: What’s our TIME?17:45

LibraryJim: Lee gets a workout in this one17:45

Cdirus: 31:4017:45

Rush: CD…very QUICKLY!17:45

Mike n Rachel in DC: And with such beautiful calligraphy, CD17:45

Cdirus: 17:45

Rush: FIRE!!!17:46

Cdirus: If I wrote it while running no one would be able to read it.17:46

angel & fox: You can’t beat a dead horse—or can you?17:46

Rush: In a RACE, yes.17:46

Mike n Rachel in DC: Pro tip: When at the race track, bet only on living horses. Avoid the dead ones.17:47

Rush: Captain Burns.17:47

LibraryJim: Oh, so that’s what I’ve been doing wrong!17:47

Mike n Rachel in DC: :)17:48

Mike n Rachel in DC: Captain Burns? Aptly named…17:48

LibraryJim: The father of Major Frank Burns, maybe?17:48

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angel & fox: I hope Streamline has his resume up on LinkedIn.17:49

Rush: BANG!17:49

hounder: nasty way to scare horses with fire17:49

Mike n Rachel in DC: Fortunately no can needed for Charlie!17:49

Rush: Time fuse…17:49

angel & fox: Say THAT again!17:49

Rush: We will hear Chan use a verbal trick that he will also use in “Olympics.”17:50

Rush: Listen…17:50

Mike n Rachel in DC: Maybe you…17:50

angel & fox: Like we couldn’t hear THAT coming.17:50

Rush: “Maybe YOU…have answer?”17:50

Mike n Rachel in DC: Didn’t he also do that in “Reno?”17:51

Rush: “Ocean have many fish.”17:51

Mike n Rachel in DC: (bar scene)17:51

angel & fox: “Clever deduction”—H or R Block, can’t remember which.17:51

LibraryJim: I mentioned to my dad when watching “in Paris” how CC is able to carry a gun into foreign countries without a second glance or even having to declare it at customs (2, into Paris)!17:51

Mike n Rachel in DC: I need a few more of those this year, Angel17:51

LibraryJim: dad just said “different times”17:51

Rush: I don’t recall him doing that in “Reno,” but I could easily be wrong!17:51

Rush: We will listen for that when we watch it!17:52

angel & fox: Lee sounds like Walter Winchell, coming thru the porthole blinds that way.17:52

Rush: Uh-oh!17:52

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lee = coq au vin17:52

Rush: Pop isn’t protecting Lee this time!17:52

angel & fox: OOOOH. Head in lawnmower. UNH.17:52

LibraryJim: Pop needs a good night’s sleep17:52

Mike n Rachel in DC: Pop want peace & quite–and son in safe place17:52

Rush: “Los Angeles Harbor.”17:52

Mike n Rachel in DC: *quiet17:52

danventure: I wonder if that was real Chinese or just something that sounds like it.17:52

Rush: That would be San Pedro.17:52

LibraryJim: quiet? Were we being loud? 17:53

angel & fox: Like Scotch GLUE? Or Scotch TAPE?17:53

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hounder: not so sure i agree gun is excellant bed fellow17:53

LibraryJim: 17:53

Len Freeman: AH,,,, bacj17:53

Len Freeman: back17:53

Rush: I have pondered that one, Angel!17:53

Mike n Rachel in DC: Mucilage17:53

Mike n Rachel in DC: WB Len!17:53

Rush: Yes, M/R./17:53

Rush: Lollipop, again!17:53

angel & fox: Whaddaya think of American girls?17:53

Mike n Rachel in DC: agreed, hounder17:53

LibraryJim: a clue17:54

Rush: CLUE this time.17:54

Rush: Actually, a clue the first time, too!17:54

LibraryJim: hoofs clobbered stable hand17:54

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ouch17:54

LibraryJim: I hope he wasn’t really hurt17:54

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes Rush…dog in the nightime17:54

angel & fox: Monkey knows the horses.17:54

Rush: Did you see Lollipop flinch when Snowshoes pocked his finger at his face?17:55

LibraryJim: monkey knows there was monkey business afoot17:55

Rush: Yes, LJ.17:55

angel & fox: There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear; there’s a man with a horse over there…17:55

Rush: He talks too much for his own good…17:55

hounder: lol@angel17:55

angel & fox: Nobody like Frankie D.17:55

LibraryJim: oh stewball was a race horse, and a good friend of mine….17:55

Rush: Angel: :)17:55

Mike n Rachel in DC: These guys read some Sherlock Holmes they did.17:55

angel & fox: OH, Stewball!17:56

Rush: “I know just the spot!”17:56

LibraryJim: He never drank water, he only drank wine17:56

Rush: “Goodbye, Collins…”17:56

Mike n Rachel in DC: “You’ll be taken care of…”17:56

angel & fox: I ALWAYS like how the Criminals recite The Plan within earshot.17:56

LibraryJim: unlike Charlie chan who doesn’t drink wine, just sarsaparilla17:56

Rush: Yes.17:56

angel & fox: Maybe CC can’t spell wine.17:56

Mike n Rachel in DC: Blackton17:57

Rush: “Innocent grass may conceal snake.”17:57

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angel & fox: “Santa Juanita”—a little twist, yes Rush?17:57

Rush: Yes, Mike/Rachel!17:57

Rush: yes, Angel!17:57

Rush: Filmed at Santa ANITA.17:57

Mike n Rachel in DC: Whoa!17:57

Mike n Rachel in DC: <neigh>17:58

angel & fox: What a magnificent animal. The horse is nice too.17:58

LibraryJim: yeah, I think you’d better17:58

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sure, Charlie…it’s a dart gun. :)17:58

Rush: Angel…you are ON tonight!17:58

Rush: We get a demonstration of the electric eye system!17:59

Len Freeman: Now for the scientific exhibition17:59

angel & fox: “Couldn’t you just have a guy click his Brownie?”17:59

Rush: These explanations of new science were a hallmark of director Humberstone!17:59

Mike n Rachel in DC: But it wouldn’t be nearly half this cool, Angel17:59

Mike n Rachel in DC: Always fun, Rush18:00

Rush: Late on the stopwatch!18:00

Rush: Yes, M/R.18:00

angel & fox: MnR, you (collectively) are always right. I stand, & sit, corrected.18:00

angel & fox: Mr. & Mrs. America & all the ships at sea—FLASH!18:01

Mike n Rachel in DC: Avalanche is a little twitterpated18:01

Rush: They know CC is on to something.18:01

Rush: “Man who flirt with dynamite sometime fly with angels.”18:01

angel & fox: YOU supposed to be in Brig!18:01

Rush: Released upon arrival!18:02

Mike n Rachel in DC: Shadow…18:02

LibraryJim: CC is always one (or two or three) steps ahead of Lee18:02

Rush: (bubbles…)18:02

Rush: yes, LJ!18:02

Mike n Rachel in DC: “cahooting”18:02

LibraryJim: cahooting?18:02

angel & fox: They need to get TOGETHER & put white dye on face of white horse, etc.18:02

Mike n Rachel in DC: fail18:03

Rush: “Roots of tree lead in many directions.”18:03

angel & fox: “Cahooting”.18:03

Rush: “Man with gun like lightning – never strike twice in same place. “18:03

angel & fox: Police have charged the Santa Juanita gunman with shooting a vase.18:03

Mike n Rachel in DC: I don’t know if that is really true, Charlie18:03

LibraryJim: It’s an open and shut vase.18:04

angel & fox: LJ: 18:04

Rush: I would still be wary of sleeping there.18:04

angel & fox: What WON’T those Venetians think of next?18:04

Rush: Lee surprised by the shade release…18:04

hounder: ouch lj18:04

Rush: Nice model used to show how the dart will be shot!18:05

angel & fox: How does a charm work, anyway?18:05

Rush: “Handicap day!”18:05

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danventure: Santa Anita/Juanita could use Charlie Chan today with those mysterious horse deaths…18:05

Rush: Lost Dona…18:05

LibraryJim: Handicap day … people in …. never mind.18:05

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Dona: i’m back18:05

Rush: Yes, DV.18:06

angel & fox: They just HAPPEN to have a Little Toy Horsie on a 14-inch long track, in front of a replica of The Gun…18:06

Rush: WB, Dona!18:06

angel & fox: 79,997.18:06

Rush: Love those scene shifts.18:06

Rush: “Useless talk like boat without oar – get no place.”18:06

Rush: Kidnapped!18:06

Dona: firecrackers 18:06

LibraryJim: Bookie room, like in “The Sting”18:07

angel & fox: They SHOULDA kept walking.18:07

Rush: Got to escape the gang, first, dona!18:07

Rush: “He say, ‘You’re right.'”18:07

angel & fox: Nice kitchen.18:07

Dona: True Rush18:07

Rush: TYSM…. :)18:08

LibraryJim: Gosh, now I can get that operation for Tiny Tim…18:09

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie doesn’t smoke in many films…18:09

Rush: “AGGGH!”18:09

Len Freeman: GEE18:09

Mike n Rachel in DC: The old “tobacco in the eye” trick18:09

LibraryJim: OUCH18:09

Rush: Crowned him!18:09

Rush: Yes, M/R!18:09

Dona: Yat they are out!18:09

Rush: Second time in this one that CC used a cigarette!18:10

LibraryJim: If CC smokes, you know something is up18:10

Len Freeman: BOP18:10

Mike n Rachel in DC: I’ll take Pico for $118:10

danventure: Yes, lots of smoking in old movies and hitting the bottle…18:10

Rush: The Marxian ride to the track!18:10

LibraryJim: In that case the bottle hit HIM18:10

Len Freeman: Keystone Kops!18:10

Rush: Note CC’s crunched hat!18:10

Rush: Lee’s driving must have tossed him around back there!18:10

Mike n Rachel in DC: *lights fuse*18:11

Cdirus: With all the fireworks18:11

Rush: Set ’em off!18:11

LibraryJim: that would put the fourth of July to shame!18:11

PaulM: CC recovered pretty well from bullet in the leg. hopping out of the van18:11

Cdirus: And no one in the stands runs 18:11

Rush: THAT would wreak HAVOC with the race horses!18:11

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie. Assaulting and officer.18:11

Rush: It might even result in a postponement!18:11

Mike n Rachel in DC: *an18:12

Dona: Is this the only movie Charlie punches someone?18:12

Rush: Thinking….18:12

Dona: He did a good job18:12

Mike n Rachel in DC: <machine gun>18:12

LibraryJim: Lee goes back to the brig18:12

Rush: I believe so, Dona!18:12

Len Freeman: This would be pretty hard to pull off in real life…18:13

Dona: I can’t remember him ever hitting anyone18:13

angel & fox: MAN, Dona, YOU ask apt kweschuns—RUSH has ANSWERS!18:13

angel & fox: We are SO covered!18:13

Dona: Rush always has the answers angel :0)18:13

angel & fox: !!!18:13

Rush: Me neither. He has used “moves” to subdue opponents, but not punches to my memory feeble as it can be!18:13

hounder: sneaky charlie18:14

LibraryJim: and it was a sucker punch at that18:14

angel & fox: Wouldn’t a bee in pants be a BUMBEE?

Rush: Yes, LJ!18:14

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Godwinshelley2: Sorry – phone call18:14

Dona: Hi GS18:14

Mike n Rachel in DC: WB18:14

Rush: Long sideburns on the bugler…rare for the time.18:14

Godwinshelley2: Just in time for the race18:14

Mike n Rachel in DC: Where is Pay Check?18:14

Rush: Yes.18:14

angel & fox: Louis Headstrong, Trumpet.18:15

Rush: M/R: :)18:15

Mike n Rachel in DC: That is one serious dart.18:15

Rush: Yes, Angel!18:15

hounder: you lose before race start18:15

Rush: They’re OFF!18:15

angel & fox: A DART one couldn’t DODGE, i’m afraid.18:15

Dona: scary looking MnR18:15

Rush: We approach the scene that I turn away from.18:15

Dona: LOL18:15

Dona: good one angel18:16

Rush: That finish I cannot watch.18:16

angel & fox: Ah, the HUMANITY!18:16

Mike n Rachel in DC: Just in case they have to fix a rhinoceros race, I guess18:16

Dona: yes Rush18:16

angel & fox: Ohhhhh, the HORSEMANITY.18:16

Rush: trip line used…sadly.18:16

Mike n Rachel in DC: Dart!18:16

Rush: The dart!18:16

Mike n Rachel in DC: Some nice shots of running horses18:16

danventure: Nothing obvious about that trap.18:17

LibraryJim: I forgot about that, Rush. 18:17

Rush: The wonder horse of the age!18:17

angel & fox: Those doity RATS.18:17

Rush: Yes, LJ…18:17

Mike n Rachel in DC: Damn.18:17

Rush: Yeah.18:17

Cdirus: The mystery horse – like the Black stallion movie18:17

Mike n Rachel in DC: I sure hope both horse and rider were ok.18:17

Cdirus: One can hope MR18:18

Rush: Give him a new identity.18:18

angel & fox: AMAZINGLY seamless intercut of real & staged stuff.18:18

Len Freeman: Junior Coughlin was really a good rider18:18

Rush: Yes.18:18

Mike n Rachel in DC: Was he the stuntman for that, Len?18:18

Rush: CC makes an announcement her for the benefit of the concerned audience.18:18

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Rush: Sorry…Dona…18:19

Len Freeman: Np Junior was the actor.18:19

hounder: bye dona18:19

angel & fox: Monkey dory.18:19

Rush: Might return…18:19

Len Freeman: He and Frankie Darro (who played Tip Collins) were both very decent athletes18:19

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Rush: WB, again, Dona…18:19

Dona: i was watching the movie then i find i’m gone18:19

Dona: lol18:19

Rush: Sorry about the technology issues, Dona!18:20

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah. Thanks, Len.18:20

angel & fox: “Now in custody”18:20

Rush: The dart!18:20

LibraryJim: mystery worthy of Charlie Chan, Dona18:20

Rush: Yes.18:20

Mike n Rachel in DC: I can see clearly now…18:20

Rush: He doth accuse to much!18:20

Dona: LOL LJ18:20

Rush: (too)18:20

angel & fox: If i’m ever around after a Bad Thing, i’m gonna avoid being in any rooms with a lotta others.18:21

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oops.18:21

angel & fox: Father of the Year.18:21

Rush: That winch shoe did him in.18:21

Mike n Rachel in DC: “You convict self.”18:21

angel & fox: NOBODY knew that.18:21

Rush: “Cold-blooded murder no joke.”18:21

angel & fox: “TYSM”!18:22

Rush: “Truth sometimes like stab of cruel knife.”18:22

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie reveals early clue.18:22

angel & fox: My GRANDMOTHER had a Crewel Knife.18:22

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Is that a dart in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?”18:23

Rush: Now, my dear ladies, with apologies, Mr. Chan’s final aphorism, though now politically incorrect, was meant as a compliment in 1936!18:23

angel & fox: MnR 18:23

Rush: “Save for next case, please…”18:24

Mike n Rachel in DC: Last line…a little reminiscent of “Camel”18:24

Dona: I love that line18:24

Rush: Closing credits…18:24

Rush: THE END18:24

angel & fox: Save for NEXT CASE, please!!!18:24

Mike n Rachel in DC: High-energy usic18:24

LibraryJim: and I guess we’ll save further comments until next movie.18:24

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>18:24

Rush: (applause….)18:24

Godwinshelley2: Nice movie – hope to catch it more completely in the Fall – when I am a winner18:24

Rush: Well!18:24

angel & fox: What a No-Star Cast!18:25

danventure: I’ll save my comments till the next case, next week.18:25

Godwinshelley2: Or so I hope18:25


Mike n Rachel in DC: :)18:25

LibraryJim: hah, I’m going to get the half dollare this time gs18:25

Rush: Another good one “back into the can” till later this year.18:25

angel & fox: Looking forward to next week till looking back at it!18:25

Len Freeman: Rush, I’l miss the next 2 weeks… out of town18:25

Rush: Next week!18:25

Mike n Rachel in DC: What’s up next week, Rush?18:25

hounder: not politically correct but very true.18:25

Rush: “Warner Oland vs. Boris Karloff”18:25

angel & fox: Len, we’ll keep your Stall warm for you.18:25

Rush: “Charlie Chan at the Opera”18:25

LibraryJim: At the Opera118:25

Cdirus: ohh, my favorite!18:25

Len Freeman: Thanks A&F18:25

Mike n Rachel in DC: Another classic.18:25

angel & fox: I bid you all good, knights!!!18:26

hounder: thanks aqll. see you next week.18:26

Rush: Have a SAFE trip, Len!18:26

Godwinshelley2: Yea! Opera!!!!18:26

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’ll miss you Len…safe travels!18:26

LibraryJim: One of the best. “The show will go on even if Frankenstein himself walks through here!”18:26

Godwinshelley2: A Karloff alert18:26

Rush: If you can, please drop in next week from afar!18:26

Dona: Yes, safe travels Len18:26

Godwinshelley2: Happy traveling to everyone!!18:26

Rush: Thank you ALL for a FUN evening!18:26

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Thanks everyone for another enjoyable evening!18:26

hounder has left this room18:26

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Godwinshelley2: Night all18:26

LibraryJim: thanks all for a great night!18:26

danventure: Indeed! Have a great week, all!18:26

Dona: Thank you Rush! Great fun as always!18:27

Mike n Rachel in DC: Thank you, Rush…see you next week!18:27

Rush: See you next week!18:27

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Cdirus: Have a good evening all! See you next week18:27

Godwinshelley2 has left this room18:27

Rush: Thank you all again!18:27

Dona: Seen you all next week. Have a great week!18:27

Rush: Have a great week!18:27

Rush: Be happy and safe!18:27

Len Freeman: Rush… Looking ahead to Keye Luke serials… after Green Hornet, you might consider Lost City of the Jungle… 18:27

Rush: We can do that one at some point, Len!18:27

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Len Freeman: Key and Russel Hayden share billing… and pretty good all around18:28

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Rush: IF it is on Youtube, etc…18:28

Len Freeman: Goodnight… catch you later….TYSM18:28

Rush: It is GREAT to have those available to us!18:28

Rush: Good night, sir!18:28

Rush: take care…18:28

Rush: Have a happy and safe trip.18:28

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Rush: Good night!18:29

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