The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for May 2, 2022
Charlie Chan in Reno
CAL angel + NEVA Foxx
Mike n Rachel in DC
Rush has joined this room18:28
hounder has joined this room
hounder: hi rush
Rush: Hello, Hounder!
Rush: How are you tonight?
Matt1 has joined this room
Rush: Hello, Matt!
Matt1: Hello Rush & Hounder!
Rush: And, how are YOU tonight?
Matt1: Great, thnx….you two?
Rush: Doing well, thank you!
Rush: Ready for a trip to Reno?
hounder: doing ok.
Matt1: How is Mom?
Rush: How’s your mom?
Hawaii_Steve has joined this room
Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room
Rush: Hello, Steve!
Matt1: Alohaaaaaaaa, Steve!
Hawaii_Steve: Aloha from the Land of Chan !!!
Rush: Good AFTERNOON!
hounder: doing ok. ups and downs.
Hawaii_Steve: It’s 1:32 PM in Chan Land.
hounder: hi h
Rush: Hopefully today has been a good day.
Hawaii_Steve: hi kids.
Rush: Yes, steve!
Rush: 6:32 in my zone.
Hawaii_Steve: Today, I have an important document to deliver. I can only stay an half hour.
Rush: Job related, or personal?
hounder: glad you stopped in hs
Hawaii_Steve: Matt, I talked to Don Ho’s people. Because of your enthusiatic “aloha,” they want you in the audience.
Matt1: I’m in!
Matt1: Don who?
Hawaii_Steve: Rush, can’t talk about it. Its all hush-hush.
Rush: Don “Tiny Bubbles” Ho.
Hawaii_Steve: Don Ho. Thank you Rush.
Hawaii_Steve: I’ll say my old jokes for an older crowd.
Matt1: My poor attempt at humor
hounder: lol. this younger generation doesn’t know the classics.
Rush: These days, the kids would have worse jokes about the last name.
Hawaii_Steve: Matt, you’re alright in my book. Of course, my book has never been published.
Matt1: Short story?
Hawaii_Steve: YES, RUSH !!!
Rush: I was not even able to say “Idaho” without snickers….
Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening all!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Don Ho? Sounds like the consort of a Mafia chief…
Matt1: Hello M & R!
Rush: hello, Mike…..and RACHEL!
Hawaii_Steve: Rush, thank you for kind response to my posting about Virginia. I appreciate your kind words.
Rush: WELCOME to you both!
Hawaii_Steve: How’z the weather in DC?
Matt1: She’ll be missed
Rush: Heartfelt, Steve.
Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s been cool-ish, but got into the 70s today. We’re still staying under the heat radar (*crosses fingers*)
Hawaii_Steve: On this newer chat room, there are a few areas I need assistance with.
Rush: She was a very unique, caring, smart individual!
Hawaii_Steve: What is ‘REGISTER NICK’in the bottom left corner?
Rush: Always had a joke or a story to tell!
Matt1: I still remember the laugh she used in the old chat room
Rush: And a True Texan!
Hawaii_Steve: Virginia was a kick.
Rush: Indeed she was!
Hawaii_Steve: Matt, oh yeah, the sound effects. All the different laughs.
Matt1: She favored that laugh
Rush: Whenever we talked on the phone, she always closed telling me to give her love to Marie, Sarah, and Rachel.
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Matt1: Hello Dona!
Rush: Hello, Dona!
Dona: Hello Everyone!
hounder: hs what a wonderful tribute to VA.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Dona!
Rush: Welcome! Fresh off the freeway?
hounder: hi dona
Hawaii_Steve: I remember talking to Virginia once or twice about the web interview. She had a rich Texas voice.
Dona: Yes, I was trying to get home in time to be here early.
hounder: hi m n r.
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mda19083: hello all
Matt1: Hello MDA!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Hounder!
Rush: That’s right, Steve.
Dona: Hello MDA
Mike n Rachel in DC: Dona, that sounds like the title of a country song!
Hawaii_Steve: Thank you hounder. I appreciate that.
hounder: she always had birch beer on her cart for me. 🙂
Rush: And, when we had voice chat, it was really fun to hear Virginia and her mom together!
hounder: hi mda
Rush: Hounder, you probably recall!
Matt1: Sarsaparilla for Rush!
hounder: i don’t remember the voice chat.
mda19083: happy to be here for our trip to reno
Rush: Good evening!
Rush: Yes, MDA!
Dona: I don’t either Hounder
Hawaii_Steve: Hi MDA.
Rush: Get those quarters ready for the slot machines!
Rush: 30 minutes to go….
Mike n Rachel in DC: Quarters? We’re poor. Are there any penny slots?
hounder: mom’s still up so i may be a bit distracted trying to follow 2 conversations (1 which is disjointed) and a movie too.
Hawaii_Steve: Hounder, what’s a birch beer?
Rush: In 1939….CERTAINLY!
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Rush: Understood, Hounder.
Dona: Hang in there Hounder. We will take you when you can.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Helleau!
Matt1: Hello A & F!
Dona: Hello Angel and fox
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey there Cal & Nev
mda19083: angel/foxx – hello
Rush: Well…Angel’s latest incarnation!
hounder: birch beer is a wintergreen flavored root beer. usually found in pennsylvania dutch areas but you can sometimes find it other places.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Hi, EVVVVVERYBODY! Greet-things to all!
hounder: hi a n f
Hawaii_Steve: Hello Angel, you little devil. How the “heck” are you?
Rush: That recalls the Cal-Neva resort at Lake Tahoe!
mda19083: always wanted to go to the cal-neva lodge
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: I’ve got it, Mickey! Let’s get a divorce!
mda19083: once owned by frank sinatra
Hawaii_Steve: Hounder, sounds good.
Rush: I stayed there twice with our family. It had definitely lost its luster by then though!
mda19083: birch beer is good stuff
hounder: speaking of frankie tms was showing robin and the 7 hoods earlier.
Rush: It’s closed now, i believe, hopefully being renovated.
Rush: I was watching that as we had dinner, Hounder!
hounder: ah another conniseur of birch beer. yay.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Hawaii Steve, i/we are grate, as in parmesan, and part of our suspicious lightness came from reading YOUR tribute to Virginia Johnson. Wonderful tribute!
mda19083: enjoyed Lou’s link from last week’s chat and his sinatra covers
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: We KNEW this was a hip crowd: CalNeva got snapped like a biscuit before a beagle!
Rush: Agreed, hugely, Angel!
Hawaii_Steve: Angel, Thank you so much for your kind words.
Dona: I agree with Angel, Steve, it was very nice.
mda19083: angel/foxx – this is a really hip crowd – I agree
Rush: The old beverage cart will not be the same.
Dona: Yes, Rush
Hawaii_Steve: Speaking of TCM. I see that they’re doing a tribute to Anna May Wong, a good acting buddy of Warner Oland.
Rush: We should dust it off in her honor!
Hawaii_Steve: Dona, thank you too.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Steve, and Rush, you were the means, you created this venue, and my life is more luxurious if not more commercial for knowing everybody here.
hounder: i was just thing of how well aged some of the alcohol on her cart must be by now.
Rush: TYSM, Angel!
Hawaii_Steve: Ms. Wong and Mr. Oland made a number of films together, some were silent, others were talkies.
Dona: Absolutely agree Angel
Rush: And, you “keep ’em Laughing,” especially during times of less-than-happiness!
mda19083: the cart served adult beverages?
Dona: ues MDA
mda19083: tiger tea
Rush: “VIRTUALLY” anything!
Matt1: Sometimes the cart had calorie free desserts too!
Rush: Oh yes!
mda19083: it sounds like fun was had by all
Hawaii_Steve: Thank you Angel. I can’t really take too much credit. Rush created this wonderful “family” website. I came along on the 9th year of operation.
hounder: the cart had everything. along with great snacks.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Rush, from what i read i get the Beverage Cart as something that must be institutionalized. May i propose that a committee composed of somebody else (my loafing has piled up lately) “effort” (what a verb!) a way to keep the Cart rolling of Monday eves?
Matt1: No guilt cart
mda19083: kudos to rush and all of the contributors to this amazing site
Hawaii_Steve: From Virginia’s cart, I order a green-tailed monkey with a lime twist.
hounder: hear! hear! mda
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Matt1: Are you implying CALORIES?
Rush: Sounds like a great poll question coming there, Angel!
Matt1: NEVER any calories on the cart
Hawaii_Steve: Yes, Rush. I poll question.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Does Virginia’s Cart have the makings of an Alaska Polar Bear Heater?
hounder: VA would never have been so vulgar to iclude calories in anything she served us.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Mmmmmmmmmmmmm?
Rush: True, Hounder!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: hounder: Wouldn’t have included, or wouldn’t have mentioned??
mda19083: I am sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing – it appears that she was special to the group
Rush: I sort of recall her special eggnog recipe: “Bourbon with a shot of eggnog”
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Matt1: Mmmmmm, yes!
mda19083: rush – 🙂
Matt1: Hello dave!
hounder: Would not have included. calories from her cart didn’t exist.
Rush: Good evening!
Dave: Hello, friends!
Dona: Hello Dave
hounder: hi dave
mda19083: greetings dave
hounder: i think her site usd to have a section of her family recipes
Dave: hello, hounder, mda
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: hounder, you got us with a technicality! I have whipped cream and other delights, a cooler, and a pen and a phone.
Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Dave.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Yes, howdy, Dave!
Rush: We have been remembering Virginia…and we have begun carrying on some of her lighter-hearted moments!
mda19083: angel – 🙂
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: She sounds like a hoot!
Rush: Yes, she sure was!
Dave: hello, steve and angel/foxx
Hawaii_Steve: Rush, do you have a photograph/image of Virginia that you could post on the site?
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: mda, if you haven’t already, read the Tributes to her on the Message Board.
Rush: She could have a wonderfully “dry” sense of humor.
hounder: she was a great-hearted lovely person.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Oh baby that’s what i like!
mda19083: angel – will check it out
Dave: I did see the tributes to her. Seemed like a great lady
Rush: 17 minutes…
Hawaii_Steve: Virginia could be protective about the image of Charlie Chan. I remember an incident from the past.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: (that is, i like the dry humored. My personal character is pure as the driven-only-Sundays snow.)
Rush: Yes, Steve?
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Hawaii Steve—Tell us about this INCIDENT!!\
Hawaii_Steve: Rush, I remember Virigina coming to your defense when somebody suggested doing something different of the website. I am sorry, but I do not remember the details.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: We hope the statue of limitations has run out, maybe by the fire escape.
mda19083: what happens in the chat room stays in the chat room
Mike n Rachel in DC: Just back from reading the message board. Lovely, Steve! (and blue-tailed monkey sounds like a GREAT drink. But NEVER on the rocks)
Dave: statue of imitation?
Matt1: Until it’s achieved
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: mda—i’m typing that shortwave to the Russkies right now. Please continue.
Rush: She and I were on a similar wavelength one night during a chat, and together we came up with: “The only BAD Charlie Chan movie is NO Charlie Chan movie!”
mda19083: rush – love it
Hawaii_Steve: MDA, Guido and I agree with you.
Dona: agreed Rush!
Rush: So, whenever I uce that, I co-credit Virginia.
hounder: i remember we used that frequently.
hounder: hi guido
Rush: Or just her!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Yes, Dave, the Statue of, you know, the things. Kramer, from The Institute, says the Statue used to be observed. From that i presume it ran out. Ipso facto, the fire ladder. Q.E.D., to wit: EXCELSIOR!
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Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s always amazing how a person’s legacy lives on in ways both large and small…
Hawaii_Steve: Rush, didn’t Virgina co-author a Chan-script, located somewhere on this site?
Matt1: Hello SB!
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Dona: Hello Sarabell
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello SB/FM!
Matt1: Hello FM!
Rush: Angel, my brain is already contorted tonight!
mda19083: greetings sb
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: sb2! Find a seat!! Crumbcake by the hearth!\
sarabell2: Hello Everybody, trying to read what you all are saying
Fredsmom: Good evening my Chan friends!
hounder: hi sb. hi fm
mda19083: hello fm
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Fredsmom! Hurry! sb2 is grabbing all the crumbcake!
Dave: hello, various people h
sarabell2: He Fredsmom, I just beat you here
Fredsmom: Rush and all, SO sorry to hear about Virginia!
Dona: Hi FM
Rush: Angel, it seems that YOU are stocking the beverage cart!
Dave: I missed some, somewhere
Rush: And I don’t mean STALKING!
Fredsmom: Ha! Missed you all!
Rush: We have missed YOU!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Foxx & me are UNSTOCKING the Beverage Cart. Got any peanuts?
Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Sarabell and Fred’s mom.
Rush: GHow are you tonight?
mda19083: FYI – angel has made some withdrawals from the beverage cart
Fredsmom: Aloha HS!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Angel, we would like to request some Uncle Val’s gin and St. Germain
hounder: lol @ a n f
sarabell2: Hi HawaiiSteve
Rush: Missed your entry!
Fredsmom: Im doing well. Hope eveyone is having a good start to the week!
hounder: i believe i’ll have a birch beer float in va’s honor tonight
Hawaii_Steve: Angel, in the bottom draw of Virginia’s beverage cart, you will find some spam left over from the war. Please cut me off a slice.
Mike n Rachel in DC: So far so good, FM. Getting virtually hammered thanks to Virginia
Fredsmom: Awwww..Hounder… 🙂
Rush: Two good things about Mondays: First, our Chat, second, it leads to Tuesday!
mda19083: MNR – 🙂
Fredsmom: Yep! Virginia and her virtual beverage cart!
Dave: Sasparilla here…
Rush: There you go, Hounder!
Fredsmom: True, Rush!
Matt1: In her honor, I’ll have a LoneStar beer!
Hawaii_Steve: Make it two.
hounder: thanks rush
mda19083: drinks for the house – my treat
Rush: TYSM, MDA!
Rush: 7 minutes….
Rush: Everyone please start cue-ing up!
Rich Maine has joined this room
Rich Maine: Hello all!
Matt1: Hello Rich!
Rush: “Charlie Chan in Reno”
hounder: hi rich
Rush: Opening title….
Fredsmom: Hello Rich!
mda19083: please show us your ID as the cart makes it around the chat room
Rush: Hello, RICH!
Rich Maine: Getting my sarong ready…….
mda19083: hello rich
Fredsmom: mda-your killin me……hahaha
Hawaii_Steve: Okay gang, I have to attend to business now. Thank you all for the kind words the Virginia tribute. it brought back good memories for me too.
Rich Maine: And putting banana on my head
Dona: Hi Rich
Hawaii_Steve: See you soon. Aloha.
Matt1: Take care Steve!
Rush: Thank YOU, Steve…and a HUGE ALOHA!
Mike n Rachel in DC: I’ve got my vaccine card, MDA. Is that good enough?
mda19083: take care steve
hounder: bite hs
Fredsmom: Take care HS
Mike n Rachel in DC: Take care, Steve!
Rush: Enjoy PARADICE for us!
Rush: (Get it?)
Dave: so long steve
mda19083: MNR – works for me
Godwinshelley2 has joined this room
Matt1: Hello GS!
hounder: hi gs
Godwinshelley2: Bye Steve
Rush: Good evening!
Rich Maine: Hi rush, dona, FM, M&R
Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening GS!
Dave: went to Reno, got a para dice?
Godwinshelley2: and hello everyone
sarabell2: Hi GS
mda19083: greetings gs
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Dona: Hava good eveining Steve
Fredsmom: Hello GWS!
Matt1: Cued to Opening Title!
Dona: Hi GS
Dave: hello, gs
Rush: You got it Dave! TYSM!
Godwinshelley2: I’m cued
Dona: Ready here Rush
mda19083: pair a dice by the dashboard light
Mike n Rachel in DC: Gong-ready in DC
Rush: All right! Readying here….
mda19083: cued here
Dave: Could be worse, could leave with half…
Godwinshelley2: Oh mike – you get to play the gong! I love that part in The President’s Analyst where he plays the gong
Dave: mda, para dice from the rear view mirror…
Nothere has joined this room
Matt1: Hello NT/NH!
Dave: hello, nt
mda19083: dave 🙂
Rush: I love the deco-cubist look of the title card for “Reno.”
Nothere: Hey all. Stay far from the slots
mda19083: greetings NT/NH
Dona: Hi NT
Rush: 2 minutes….
Rich Maine: Hello nt
Nothere: GENTELMEN START YOUR ENGINES!
Rush: 90 seconds to go…
Mike n Rachel in DC: *vroom*
Rush: 75 seconds…
mda19083: no minimum bets tonight
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello NT!
Rush: 60 seconds…
Rush: 50 seconds…
Nothere: Are there maximum bets?
Mike n Rachel in DC: $0.50 on Gallant Lad!
Rush: 40 seconds…
Dave: My grandmother told me of a place folks would go for dentures, where you could drink and dance, and wait for your teeth
Rush: 30 seconds…
mda19083: not for you NT
Mike n Rachel in DC: I’ll have a gin and tonic and some new molars, please
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: GONG!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Zippy music
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Foxx loves the openings. Don’t know why.
Dave: Sometime in the 30s, near the NC/VA border
Nothere: Paulline moore.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Very zippy music@!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Clarinet cue
Nothere: Death makes a decreee
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: “DEATH MAKES A DECREE”!!
mda19083: oh Kay is in tonight’s feature
Rush: Eddie Collins.
Dave: Montage is a treat
Rush: Yes, MDA!
Nothere: If Reno is he biggest little city, hat is the smallest big city?
mda19083: eddie collins without his lion
Dave: Tsk tsk…
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: THE ROYAL FLUSH / 10 stalls, no waiting?
Matt1: Oscar in the trunk?
Nothere: Oscar in a zoo?
hounder: time check please
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: He just spit on Sinatra’s Packard.
Rush: Oscar is back in L.A., I guess!
Mike n Rachel in DC: 2:20
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: What if Tarantino redid this?
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: I’m trying days.
hounder: brb bed
Rich Maine: Social director?
mda19083: social director?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Miss Wells
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Social director?
Godwinshelley2: Philip Wylie – the author of this original story – wrote “When Worlds Collide” – another horror/scifi connection
Dave: That would be great, angel/fox
Rich Maine: Fur in the desert of course
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Dave, we’re always trying. Days, me; Fox, fur.
Dave: Girl ftom my hs would have been a great social director
Mike n Rachel in DC: Have you tried 22?
Nothere: But ho rote hen orlds Bump?
mda19083: and slot machines in the rest rooms
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Rich: If ya got it, flush it, they always say at the Royal!
Rich Maine: Only work 2-4
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: I’ll buy you a drunk.
Nothere: Hey thi is a top flight 30’s hotel. It’s only 80 degrees in there.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Who knows what Levis lurk?
hounder: false alarm. back
Nothere: Too fe pearls.
Rush: Virginia would call her “a witch with a capital B.”
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Cheeky cheeks!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Hello CATTY.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Someone needed to pay more attention to Miss Wells’s cigarette in the editing
Rush: And, in fact, I believe she DID in this exact case.
Dave: who gives off “wonder if someone will be killed” vibes?
mda19083: cat fight
Fredsmom: 1939- we’re modern
Rich Maine: This IS 1939
Rush: That guy should consider himself VERY lucky!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: This is 1939. We’re lucky to be in Reno & not the Ruhr.
Nothere: Not like those rubes in 1937.
Dave: Here’s our owner!
Rush: YES, Angel!
mda19083: cheap lying what?
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: HER hotel.
Mike n Rachel in DC: zzzzz
Rush: Hamilton MacFadden.
Nothere: A.M. Time for poker.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Desk clerk LOOKS like a chunky Elisha Cook Jr.
Rush: He directed a couple of Chan films.
Nothere: Hey hold don the drama I’m gambling here.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Can ready?
Matt1: <tin can>
Godwinshelley2: sweetheart neckline
Rich Maine: Cue the can
mda19083: nice scream
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Quiick! Get her a divorce!
Godwinshelley2: I always liked that style on dresses
Mike n Rachel in DC: Quick! Look guilty!
Dave: She was a screamer
Rush: Charlie Chan…at work!
Dave: At least the newspapers kept printing
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Dave, that she WAS! I give her a second chit for the Beverage Cart.
Rush: Al Kikume.
Rush: In five chan films.
Nothere: Island oman held. Nothing else imprortant about her.
Dave: Does he get the five timers club enry?
Rush: Smaller community in 1939.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: City $$$ paid for that egg.
Rush: And murder was a HUGE deal!
Nothere: Does Mrs. Chan kno you think that Charle?
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: With a sixth film he’d have got a free coffee.
Rush: Ancient ancestor once say, “Words cannot cook rice.”
Rush: The Clipper!
Nothere: But ater and ords can.
Rush: We will see it again next week!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Yes, Rush!
Mike n Rachel in DC: *woooh*
Nothere: Chan’s kid actually in college. It on’t last long.
mda19083: w issues NT?
Nothere: That key is completely dead on this computer:(
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: A SMELLogram for YOU, Prof!
Rush: Jimmy would be driving north on Highway 395.
Rich Maine: He looks so young in this one…Jimmy
Mike n Rachel in DC: That stunt seems pretty dangerous
Dave: nt: has to skip classes for some reason
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: My keyboard died a couple weeks ago. We send you syyyyyyyyyyyyympa— sympathyyyyyyyyyyy.
Dave: bad actor: oh!
Rush: 1939 car jackers!
Nothere: The old sick guy on the side of the road trick. Fell for it three times last eek.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: When it started, i asked, ‘WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?”\
Rush: If you look closely, you can see Jimmy’s stand-in for that dumping!
hounder: jimmy isn’t the smartest of pop’s kis
mda19083: that musta hurt
Dave: Close, but….
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Lucky Jimmy wasn’t commando!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Was all set to think that he was doing his own stunts
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: This cabdriver probably rained on Winchell’s ratings.
Dave: Wanted a sad trombone sound there
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: TYSM!
Nothere: So the cabbie is connected to everyone. Hold him for qetioning.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: And WE were expecting KITTENS!
Rush: The “show-up”
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Notty, get the zipties.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: SHORE!
Matt1: Funny scene
Dave: Rush: do you remember which actors were in the five-timers club for appearances?
Rush: Yes, Matt.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Clancy’ll lower da boom.
Rush: Tombstone was thinking of the chocolate sampler.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: He’s a sampler.
Dave: Thought he wanted a pizza
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Rush:
Nothere: A Tombstone pizza
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Looks like a 14-gallon hat. Or an 8-gallon head.
Rush: Pop is shocked!
Mike n Rachel in DC: This line up needs Shemp
Matt1: Charlies eyes, lol
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: The circus is in town.
Rush: YES, mike!!!
Dave: right, m/r
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: 214A!
Rush: I love the surprise appearances of Chan’s sons!
Nothere: Nyuck Nuyck
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Robert Mitchum went to prison for mopery. Anything can happen.
Rush: Funny line coming! NOT PC!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Me stay here!
Rush: Nice map of Reno on the wall
Mike n Rachel in DC: Rush, the PC police will have to lighten up on the Chan films. Different time…
Dave: I like the lighting here…
Rush: AND, the venetian blind shadow!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes…the “jail cell” faux bars
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: They sell those sets in the lobby for 75c. Not cheap, Charlie!
Dave: She’s morphing into Miss Cairo…
Nothere: Police Chief Private. Odd name for a police chief.
Mike n Rachel in DC: “This Oriental’s loco”
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Notty: Chief’s nephew is Corporal Punishment.
Rush: And that Occidental is a bit dense!
sarabell2: Sorry, have to leave, hope to stay next timme, thanks all
Mike n Rachel in DC: Good to see you SB!
mda19083: be well sb
Dave: bye, sb…
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: sarabell, we watch for you next time!
Matt1: Take care SB
Dona: have a good week SB
Rush: And, another member of the “Private” family, NT…”Manager.”
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Godwinshelley2: night Sara
mda19083: now that’s a hat
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Also Starring JIMMY CHAN as LYNDON B. JOHNSON!
Rush: Kay Linaker…
Rush: Nearly 20 years before “The Blob”
Dave: Good to see Kay!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Miss Akimbo there looks like she’s smuggling Sunkists.
Rush: “Will search this time with eyes OPEN.”
mda19083: just learned the blob connection last week – is there a story there
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: OOH! Chan gotcha there, sheriff!
Dave: mda, right!
Godwinshelley2: And now we have the “When Worlds Collide” connection with Philip Wylie
Rush: GS would be our resident expert on that one, MDA!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: GS, what’s the ruling?
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: You ARE of the ruling class.
Godwinshelley2: Maybe I’m missing what I am supposed to be ruling on/over?
Nothere: All rise. The honorable GS presiding.
Rush: A stack of $100 bills….
Godwinshelley2: I always liked the “please be upstanding”
Rush: $100 then worth more than $1500 today…
Rush: CC used that one on Thacker in “CC in London.”
Godwinshelley2: Sydney seems to be comfortable in his role in this one
mda19083: sure he did DR
Nothere: Mrs. Bently as told by several people to get bent.
Dave: Gs, was just thinking about that
mda19083: NT 🙂
Godwinshelley2: BTW – saw “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once” – James Hong has a nice role in it.
Rush: Actually, with the current inflation, $100 in 1939 is about $2000 today.
Rush: (Tomorrow, maybe $3000!)
Godwinshelley2: I would recommend it if you are looking for a movie night – it’s a bit “trippy” yet entertaining.
Rush: Noted, GS!
mda19083: good one charlie
Godwinshelley2: Perhaps not a movie for a child
Rush: The, alone some late night!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: I would look for pinking shears. We need some pinking shears here.
Godwinshelley2: Or get a babysitter
Nothere: No lights of course. Nudge nudge
Dave: Hotel Skidmark
Rush: Get ready for a little “confusion.”
Rush: Yes, dave!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: He’s making an Alaska Polar Bear Heater!
Rush: I was thinking about that quick stop!
Dave: Odd role for Charlie here…
Rush: Yes, dave!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Chief there has more stars than Eisenhower, and years sooner too. Geez!
Dave: He is crafty, but this is out of character…
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Looks like she bought the Snow White dress line.
Rush: Nice method of questioning.
Nothere: I got it in a card game.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: I agree, Dave. Quite anomalomanomalous.
Rush: True, Angel!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Thanks, Rush!
Dave: To me, like the smoking scene in Rio…
Rush: Surgical scissors are short.
Rush: Nice toss!
Rich Maine: A fraca!
mda19083: head for the hills
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: There’s probably all kinds of internal & series references yet, even now, undiscovered. I conjecture the Chan Canon to be unexploredly deep.
Nothere: Relax ghosts don’t arrive for five days.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: (34:40)?
Rush: I’ll bet that hurt in real life!
Nothere: Ive got 28
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Shades of Blazing Saddles!!
Dona: Charlie doesn’t trust them
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: We didn’t get a harrumph out of that guy!
mda19083: a sedagive
Dave: seda did
Rush: Jimmy’s smoking…
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: TYSM!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: mda, thanks! Accounts now balance.
Rush: More screams!
Godwinshelley2: Now you are talking a movie I’ve seen 35 times IN THE THEATER
Godwinshelley2: College days
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: (36:30)?
Nothere: Screams? smoking?
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: “Oh gee i’m awfully sorry”)
Nothere: Ah I as very behind. TYSM Cal
Rush: 35 times!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Sounds like the Fred Allen Wun Long Pan routines!
Godwinshelley2: yes – young and stupid – after awhile the manager just let us in – even exchanged christmas cards with him that year
Dave: gs, which movie?
Godwinshelley2: Blazing Saddlews
Rush: 35 times!
Godwinshelley2: Theater was a 5 minute run from the dorm
Dave: I knew a guy that paid to see Star Wars 30+ times…
Godwinshelley2: Once they lost power and we finished the dialog for the film for the folks in the audience
Dave: Got in for free after that….
Nothere: Good man
Dave: gs: great!
Godwinshelley2: Yes the manager was letting us in towards the end
Nothere: Maids on the make
Rush: I remember reading of people seeing “The Sounds of Music” hundreds of times!
Godwinshelley2: You can really see Gene Wilder’s dental filings when he says “Common Clay”
Nothere: The hills are alive.
mda19083: chan and son
Rush: (That line appears in “The Yellow Submarine”, NT!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: GS, i shall watch!!
Rush: Possibly “Puzzums.”
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Goodbye Kitty!’
Nothere: The mud tells
Fredsmom: love Pricilla
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Annnnnnnnnnd, AVALANCHE!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: That’s why the lady is a tramp.
Nothere: Dop on a rope?
Nothere: Dope even
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: TYSM
mda19083: yikes – dead man’s canyon
Nothere: Meet Reno’ only cabie.
Rush: Some funny stuff coming.
Dave: nt: right!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: That’s the difference between Tombstone and us: we’ll HELP start MORE riots.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Coyotes only do that howl cuz we expect it.
hounder: i like tombstones dry wit
Dona: not being very quiet
Dave: That’s Mrs Bates up there!
Rush: Gulch saloon
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: The NoTell Motel!
Nothere: O.k. I must still be behind. Time?
Rush: Funny when Tombstone looks into the car window!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: The Whistler’s Strange Adventure!
Rush: 45: 10
Dave: rush: for sure
Rush: 45: 30…
Nothere: Tombstone in a ghost ton. Makes sense.
Mike n Rachel in DC: mooooo
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: What if he gives you the girdle?
Mike n Rachel in DC: arooooo
Rush: No registration.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: NICE! I LIKE that licenseplate!!
Rush: BUT, it’s from calif.
Rush: Yes, Angel!
Dave: out of towner
Mike n Rachel in DC: spooky
Nothere: Cal likes california license plate. Also makes sense.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Notty,
Rush: A plate from 1939.
Mike n Rachel in DC: They had 4G way back then?
Rush: Mike: 🙂
Fredsmom: what a collector item Rush!
Rush: Found the image online just now!
Rush: FDR photo on the wall.
Fredsmom: So cool
Dona: that is a nice plate
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Rush, WOW! Don’t imagine i ever mentioned, but i have saved plates since i was a sprout: i have 900-some of late, and my living room’s major wall displays 200 or so of my favorites as the backdrop for the front 30″ of a 1957 Imperial.
Rush: WOW, Angel!!!!
Rush: THAT’S a COLLECTION!!!
Godwinshelley2: Angel – in DE we have smaller porcelain plates – we’re a small state and dont’ have the room for all those regular size ones
hounder: wow angel. that’s quite a collection
Dave: I hope you can share the pics for us
Godwinshelley2: People SELL their lower number plates for BIG BUCKS
Rush: Interesting, GS!
mda19083: I’m not old enough for a porcelain plate
Godwinshelley2: If you have a two or three digit plate you pass it down in the family
Rush: Today they could probably detect the smallest trace of blood on the scissors.
hounder: interesting trivia i never knew gs. thanks
Rush: “Too soon to toot own horn.”
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: GS, you are in Delaware? I’ve seen those—are they black & white? Have wondered (& haven’t thought to google) what’s the deal. Porcelain?
Dave: Another reason to join in each week
Godwinshelley2: Yes black and white
Rush: Yes, dave!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: There ya go, Dave! Quite right!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Harrumph, i should add.
Godwinshelley2: They last longer – makes it easier to pass them down
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: REALLY? Hmmmmmm! I shall investigate, not on city time!
Rush: So, how old are some plates that are still used, GS?
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Take a PILL, Tombstone!
Nothere: And to put on the stolen car. Lets see the cops find that one.
Godwinshelley2: I’ve seen 2 digit ones now sure how old
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Notty, imagine how many stolen cars i could fit up!
Rush: This is a heck of a way to fix a broken marriage, but if it works…wonderful!!!”
Matt1: Yikes, Jimmy
Dona: Making me dizzy
Rush: Those must be REALLY old, GS!
Rush: Nice PJs, Jimmy!
Rich Maine: Test patterns
Nothere: Time to cut through the lies/
Dave: Marriage fixing in Reno! On this week with Charlie Chan….
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: My screen rendered a moire from Jimmy’s PJ’s!!
hounder: loud jammies
Rush: Yes, Angel!
Godwinshelley2: I think they started doing plates in 1910 here – and we only do rear plates – we aren’t those “front -plate” people like the tourists
Nothere: Flaunt it Jimmy?
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: A cat on those pajamas, with a laser pointer introduced, might fall indefinitely into space.
Rush: Acid burns.
mda19083: vitriol throwing
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: And The Enemy is working even now on Tetragene!
Rush: No…ACID…not GAS!
hounder: howcan charlie tell the difference between acid and ash burns
Nothere: I’m keeping my tanna leaves.
Rush: The acid might penetrate deeper as it is liquid?
mda19083: the plot thickens
Rush: Also, the rug was probably made of wool or some natural fiber in 1939. The fibers were melted rather than burned?
Nothere: And this is here I leave you. Untill next time remember. Never gamble that you can’t afford to lose.
Dave: Speaking of which…check out the podcast Plot Thickens
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: When i was a kid, i had a plague of WARTS—our family doctor sent me to a specialist who BURNED THEM OFF with NITRIC ACID. It was awful! Nurse, & my mom, would blow on the spots as the Dr dripped (with a long swab) the acid. Whole summer i was 8. When i was good, my mom would take me to the store & i was allowed to get a toy.
Rush: Sounds advice, NT!
Rush: Take care!
Rush: Next week….
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: WAIT!
Rush: “Chaerlie Chan at Treasure Island.”
Dave: see you, nt
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mda19083: angel – were you traumatized?
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Bad health to all, from Wrexall!!
Rush: Fun image here…
hounder: ouch angel
Rush: “VACATION FROM MURDER – Weary from a hot and heavy session with
murder and other misfortunes, principals of the ‘Charlie Chan
in Reno’ company step from their 20th Century-Fox soundstage
for a brief respite under the California sun. Left to right,
the actors are Sidney Toler, Pauline Moore, Charles D Brown and
Fredsmom: Good group photo!
Dona: ohhhh ugh sorry Angel
Dave: angel/fox: since then, no frogs or warts?
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: mda—it was a long time ago; different world; nah, i was ok. Warts didn’t continue or recur, & the scars now are very few & slight. It was only 60 years ago.
Dave: rush: like the photo
Rush: Tonopah is pretty far from Reno! And the roads were probably not wonderful in 1939!
mda19083: angel – glad to hear you are on the mend
Rush: I visited Tonopah with my family about five years ago.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Hi, Dona! We forgot to greet you! —Ah, shucks, ma’am, it weren’t no worse than our brave flyboys, sailors and detectives go through any day in this crazy world!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Nevah bettah, mda!!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: “Ugly insult”? That’s US!!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Me & Foxx, that is.
Dave: I enjoy this summation…
hounder: and rush? was it nice or a wide spot in the road?
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: How are prices for ghost condos?
Rush: Looks like a Gauguin print on the wall.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Bela woulda been fine here.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: If your Van don’t Gogh, Gauguin!
Rush: Came to disfigure her. WOW!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Joan Crawford woulda been good here.
Dave: a/f, right!
Rich Maine: Search for truth
Rush: Jimmy’s smoking comes in handy.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Dave, i have a pet habit: re-casting Chan flicks. Really—i’m not hot-dogging you! I’ve assembled some pretty incongruous, some pretty humorous, alternative casts.
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: MURDERESS!
Rush: Yes, Angel?
Rush: Justifiable homicide?
Dave: Drunk and nasty!,,
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Uh-oh.
Rich Maine: Convince a jury
Rush: Poor Tombstone!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: Tombstone is surely FBI material.
Rush: Happy conclusion….
Rush: THE END
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: ALWAYS happy concrusion!!
Dave: Swell of music…
Rich Maine: Maid is out of work!
hounder: i still like tombtone.
Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>
Godwinshelley2: jazzy end music too
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: YEE-YAW!!
Rich Maine: Great film
Fredsmom: clapclapclap! Have a good week all! See you next time….
Rush: Again, next week…
Rich Maine: Night all
Rush: “Charlie Chan at Treasure Island”
mda19083: another good one
Godwinshelley2: have a good and safe week everyone
Dave: Thanks, all!
Rich Maine: Yea!
Matt1: Good night folks and have a GREAT week!
Dona: Another great evening Rush! Thank you.
hounder: thanks for all the fun. see you next week
Rush: Thought of as perhaps the BEST film in the entire series!
mda19083: be well all until next time
Rush: Thank you, Hounder….
Dave: thanks for the lessons in collecting
Rush: Thank you ALL!
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: What a crew!! What a night! Good week to all!!! Hope the Dessert Cart will be rolling then!
Rush: GREAT evening!
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Rush: Everyone please have a super happy week!
Dave: thanks a/f, another great one
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Rush: More…and MORE…next week!
Dave: Best to you, Rush!
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Rush: Thank you, ALL of you….so much!!!
Godwinshelley2: Night all
CAL angel + NEVA foxx: We’ll bring peanuts! Gnite!!
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Rush: Always fun to share these great films with all of you!
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Rush: Angel, I am still amazed about your collection!
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Rush: Maybe I could donate one of our retired California plates.
Rush: Take care, Mike and rachel…
Dave: I’d still like some photos
Rush: Dona….take care!
Rush: Dave…see you next week!
Dave: Thanks, Rush
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Rush: Good night!
Rush: Be haoppy and safe….
Rush: Typos till the end!
Rush: Good night….