The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for June 14, 2021
Phantom of Chinatown
The Landini Murder Case: The Gun
Mike n Rachel in DC
Rich – Maine
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Rich – Maine: Good evening, my first visit !
Matt1: Hello, Rich and Welcome!
Rich – Maine: Thanks Matt I watched Murder Cruise last night, its a great one
Matt1: Agreed, though as we say here, the only bad Chan, is no Chan!
Rich – Maine: I agree! Although my preference is always Sidney
Matt1: Tonight we’re taking a detour from Chan, dur to Keye Luke’s birthday on Friday. Tonight we will be watching Phantom of Chinatown!
Rich – Maine: Excellent
Matt1: That starts at 8:15 est
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Matt1: The link is above the chat room
Matt1: Hello SB!
sarabell2: Hi Matt1 thanks for hosting. Hi Rich
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Matt1: At 7:45, we’ll be listening to: “The Landini Murder Case: The Gun” Charlie Chan radio program….The link is above too!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening all!
Matt1: Hello M & R!
sarabell2: I hate to ask an obvious question, but are you in Maine, Rich?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Matt. Are you our captain for tonight?
sarabell2: Hello Mick n Rachel
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey SB!
Matt1: I got the Helm
Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re in good hands…I’m guessing Rush is in transit to IA?
Matt1: Rush will be out the next two weeks….He may try to “pop” in
sarabell2: I will ask a Rush question. Why is it called the Landini Murder case, always?
Matt1: I think he has a function tonight and moves next week?
Rich – Maine: Hello Sarabell2
Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah.
Matt1: Good question……for Rush!
sarabell2: OK, I will ask later. I tried to google it. Failed.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, here’s a musical possibility. :). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesco_Landini
Matt1: We’ll start the radio program in 2:30 minutes
Matt1: Cue to the correct link above!
Matt1: The Landini Murder Case: The Gun
Matt1: 2 minutes!
Matt1: We all start at the same time, Rich
Matt1: 90 seconds!
Matt1: ONE minute to radio program!
Matt1: 45 seconds….
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Matt1: 30 seconds…..
Matt1: Hello DV1 Cue Up!
Matt1: 15 seconds…..
DanVenture: Whew! Just in time!
Matt1: 10 seconds
Rich – Maine: WOW!
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mda19083: hello all
sarabell2: Good evening, DV and mda
Matt1: Hello MDA!
mda19083: hello sb
mda19083: just made it
Matt1: Radio program just started
mda19083: you know what happens when you assume cecile
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Matt1: Hello Louise!
Louise: Hi Gang! I got here early today.
Matt1: We’re half way into radio program, if you care to join?
Louise: I don’t think I have seen the upcoming Mr. Wong movie so that should be fun.
Louise: I won’t do the radio, Matt, since I am just winding down from dinner…
Matt1: Ah….link is above. We’ve watched it a few times here, for Lukes BD
sarabell2: Hi Louise, glad you are here.
Louise: Hi sarabell. I have had family events the last couple of weeks
sarabell2: Good events, I hope.
Louise: My son was visiting so that was very good
Matt1: Always nice
Matt1: Commercial break
Matt1: Words of wisdom
Matt1: THE END
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Rich – Maine: fascinating….never heard one before
Matt1: Hello Zoe!
Louise: Hi Zoe
sarabell2: Hi Zoe, too!
Zoe: hello everyone!
Matt1: It’s pretty cool, Rich
mda19083: since we are celebrating keye luke’s birthday tonight, does anyone know how many candles i should add to his cake
Matt1: Bring a fire extinquisher
Rich – Maine: born in 1904
Mike n Rachel in DC: almost 120!
sarabell2: So he was in his 30s or 40s playing Charlie’s son?
mda19083: thanks for the info – i hope i don’t set off the smoke detector
Louise: Wow, all the Chan stuff is really old and holds up until this day
mda19083: i am a few candles short of 118 – as well as a few bricks short of a load
Matt1: We’ll start in about 10 minutes. Please pause the film to the opening title: Phantom of Chinatown
Matt1: Link is above chatroom, if needed
Matt1: btw, this is Rich’s first time here!
Matt1: I’m Matt from Florida
Mike n Rachel in DC: Aha. Welcome Rich!
Rich – Maine: YES! Thanks so much….loved the radio show
Mike n Rachel in DC: This has to be one of Keye Luke’s bigger roles. Leading man!
Louise: Cued here (I have the DVD set)
Matt1: Rush, our founder is out for the next two weeks, he runs the website, Rich
mda19083: welcome rich – i will be on my best behavior tonight
Rich – Maine: the websites are incredible….so much information and I love the FB posts
Matt1: He may “pop” in
Louise: Hi Rich: welcome to our friendly crew
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Mike n Rachel in DC: Pop! Pop! Pop!
Dona: Hello Everyone!
Louise: Hey Dona
Matt1: He and the website are a wealth of knowledge
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Dona
mda19083: hello mnr
Matt1: Hello Dona!
mda19083: hello dona
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey mda…good to see you again
Matt1: 10 minutes, folks!
Matt1: 5 minutes, oops
sarabell2: Good evening, Dona. Almost spelled it DOA
mda19083: how are things in dc
Mike n Rachel in DC: Ready for The Phantom i DC
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Matt1: Hello NT!
Nothere: Nothere is not here
Mike n Rachel in DC: Well..look who’s not here!
sarabell2: Hi NT
mda19083: NT/NH is in the house
Matt1: Cue up! Phantom of Chinatown
Dona: Hi NT
Nothere: Greeting all
Dona: Ready here Matt
Matt1: THREE minutes until showtime!
Louise: Nothere is here
Nothere: Matt? Hah trust Rush to try and be more nothere than me.
Nothere: GENTELMEN START YOUR ENGINES!
Mike n Rachel in DC: *vroom*
Matt1: TWO minutes!
Mike n Rachel in DC: …more not here… *brain explodes*
DanVenture: Let me venture my greetings to Rich!
DanVenture: You certainly enrich us with your presence…
Matt1: ONE minute!
Mike n Rachel in DC: tick tick tick
Matt1: 45 seconds
Mike n Rachel in DC: *fastens chinstrap*
Matt1: 30 seconds
Matt1: 15 seconds
Mike n Rachel in DC: *buckles seatbelt*
Mike n Rachel in DC: *lights fuse*
Nothere: Dunh dunh dn
Mike n Rachel in DC: GONG
Louise: They are using Chan music
Matt1: TYSM, M & R!
Nothere: Gone. So it’s a Monogrm olace you bts on fog.
Mike n Rachel in DC: LTF!
Louise: Waiting for that fog, then
Mike n Rachel in DC: True, Louise…but I think they have the “Wong” detective in this one…
Louise: Ouch, M&R, is it going to be that kind of night???
Louise: Another archaeology story
Mike n Rachel in DC: Rachel sez she will keep the pun quotient low
Matt1: Really missing our old sound effects
mda19083: shades of cc in egypt
Nothere: I can dig it Louise. Cause yp its that kinda night.
Louise: That is all ancient stuff with you guys
Nothere: You’ll notice he says Racheal. Butdosen’t mention himself.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Mike likes puns…Rachel not so much. She is the pun monitor…
Nothere: Well we do hve a history of it.
Louise: Louise is me!
Nothere: The lat camel in line want to know if they have to walk single file
Nothere: Louise is Louise accept no substatuite.
Louise: Never rush into a tomb…
Matt1: You 1st?
Louise: I hate when they show bad archaeological techniques
mda19083: the first camel in line has the best view
Mike n Rachel in DC: Egypt movie rules: 1. Don’t be the first to open the tomb. 2. Don’t read the scrolls out loud.
Nothere: It’s waited 5 thousand years. It can wait till I se if you diehorribly.
mda19083: where’s dragoman
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Louise: 3. Don’t have a daughter named Louise
Matt1: Hello GS!
Louise: Hi GS
Godwinshelley3: A quick hello from Maryland
Mike n Rachel in DC: Here, let me set up my camera so I can film him dying in agony
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi GS! Glad you’re back East. What brings you to MD?
Louise: nothing like stealing the artifacts
mda19083: oh no the dead see scroll
Nothere: Hey God
Godwinshelley3: Left home (DE) this AM – annual eye and Oncologist appointments tomorrow – then on to Indiana to put my parents house on the market
Nothere: Don’t sell to a megacorp Go.
Godwinshelley3: My doctors are in MD from when I lived there – these are the ones I haven’t replaced in DE yet
Louise: You are so busy, GS. Glad you found time to stop in and say Hi.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah. Safe travels and much success!
Dona: Yes, good to see you GS
Matt1: Uh, oh
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Matt1: Hello Rush!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Rule #3: Don’t drink the water…
Godwinshelley3: Sorry I am missing this evening – I’ll try to pop in next Monday – we are having my Mother’s Inurnment in the afternoon that day too
Mike n Rachel in DC: Rush!
Matt1: Best of luck, GS!
Godwinshelley3: And I got to see Rush check in too!
Rush2: Just dropping in for a moment to say hello!
mda19083: be good folks – rush is here
Mike n Rachel in DC: Glad to see you–hope all is well.
Godwinshelley3: Just like me Rush – a quick hello then gone for me
Godwinshelley3: Night all – stay safe
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Rush2: The movers are about done and I have to do a walk thru!
Matt1: Hanging in there?
Nothere: Ruh is back. Quickshove everything in the closet.
Louise: Hi Rush
mda19083: get the man a glass of water
Rush2: Take care…be happy! See you next week hopefully!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hope all goes well, Rush!
Rush2: Good night…
Mike n Rachel in DC: See you next week
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Matt1: Safe travels and good luck Rush
Louise: Mr Wong!
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Mike n Rachel in DC: Not sure about that moustache, Mr. Wong
mda19083: 2 wongs don’t make a wright
Mike n Rachel in DC: *mustache
mda19083: cue the can
Nothere: But 2 rights make a utrun
mda19083: nice one nt
Louise: the ‘stache at least ties him to the older Wong
Mike n Rachel in DC: Utrun? Isn’t that like a yurt?
Mike n Rachel in DC: True, Louise…and it keeps him from looking too much like Jimmy Chan
mda19083: he will always be jimmy chan to me
Mike n Rachel in DC: Did we miss an LTF sighting?
mda19083: tough character that guy
Mike n Rachel in DC: aha
Louise: It is weird watching Jimmy in yet another disguise
Nothere: I think I’nm a bit behind 1725?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Those newspaper photos were like a “before and after”
Mike n Rachel in DC: 18:00 here
Nothere: The water. Aha Neptune is the killer. To Mt Olympus.
mda19083: the pitcher in the picture
Mike n Rachel in DC: Watch out for the trident, NT
Louise: never touch a glowing thing
Mike n Rachel in DC: especially if you’re near Chernobyl or in a mystery movie
Nothere: Alien movies it could go either way.
mda19083: oh no – not a shrubbery
mda19083: check it for fingerprints
Nothere: It”s alright Mda there are no Kights around.
mda19083: its just a flesh wound
Mike n Rachel in DC: Alien movie: poke it with a stick, NT
Mike n Rachel in DC: Marfak Lubrication?
mda19083: nice move mr wong
Mike n Rachel in DC: Weird sign in background
Nothere: Spacious phone booth.Wonder if that’s where see how many pople you can fit fad started?
DanVenture: 10 cents/gallon of gas…
Louise: No Louise would poison her own father…
Nothere: Then the war hits and it goes up to 15 cents. Schocking.
Louise: He’s been watching too many Chan films
Mike n Rachel in DC: But it was rationed to save tires
Nothere: A statement that leas to the I frame myself trick.
Dona: No one has screens on their windows
Nothere: Don’t let it bug you Donna
Mike n Rachel in DC: Wild guess…screens not used in Chinatown perhaps?
Nothere: Don’t let it bug you Donna
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Mike n Rachel in DC: success, nt!
mda19083: someone slugged me
Mike n Rachel in DC: Jimmy looks like he’s suspicious
Dona: he should be
Dona: it would be like driving a tank
Nothere: I heard somebody outside. Who? Not sure it’s not the little man upon the stair. How do you know? No staris.
Nothere: Se told you you should start your engines.
mda19083: the poison darts are next
Nothere: Poision darts? Get me Indiana Jones.
Louise: always poison darts, right before or after the lights go out
Nothere: Well I find it easer to shoot my poision darts easier f ther…I mean I would if I had any. Which I do not.
mda19083: tea for two
mda19083: foo for tea
Mike n Rachel in DC: tea for two, and foo for tea…dum dee dee, dah dee ti dee
DanVenture: Wow. That gag about George Washington sure hits home.
Nothere: One lump or Foo?
Mike n Rachel in DC: I prefer Fu, please
Mike n Rachel in DC: You mean in his hair?
mda19083: it was the phantom of chinatown – now i get it
Nothere: The Phantom of the
Nothere: The phantom of the Opera is unimpressed by the phantom of Chinatown.
mda19083: pu pu platter for 2
Louise: trap doors and water
Mike n Rachel in DC: No lights going out though…inferior plot device assortment 🙂
mda19083: blaast it
Nothere: Alais this is where I leave you. Until we meet over the skies of New York, omeone pack me parachute.
Matt1: Take care, NT
mda19083: later nt
Mike n Rachel in DC: Good to see you NT
DanVenture: Indeed, NT
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Louise: kinda shriveled
mda19083: the butler didn’t do it
Mike n Rachel in DC: That’s a hospital room?
Louise: Tooth hurty???
Mike n Rachel in DC: zzz
Dona: I am going to have to leave. So glad to see all of you. I will be back in two weeks. Night all have a good couple of weeks.
Louise: bye Dona
Mike n Rachel in DC: Take care, Dona!
sarabell2: Goodbye Dona..
Matt1: Good night Dona!
mda19083: good night dona
Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah yes, Mr. Wong. Right this way for your colonoscopy…
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sarabell2: Don’t remind me, Mike
Mike n Rachel in DC: Mr. Wong will be happy when this is all behind him…
sarabell2: It all turns out in the end.
mda19083: calling dr howard dr fine dr howard
mda19083: i knew it
Mike n Rachel in DC: Ha. Too smart for ya, smartypants
Matt1: THE END
Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>
Matt1: Next week…..Murder Over New York
Louise: always a romance at the end
Mike n Rachel in DC: Back to Chan-dom!
Matt1: Thank you all for coming out
mda19083: be there or be square
DanVenture: Pretty good show.
sarabell2: Thanks so much for the show tonight, Matt. Good night all!
mda19083: thanks matt 1 and all
DanVenture: CU next time!
Louise: Good job everyone
Zoe: yep – night all
Mike n Rachel in DC: Thank YOU Matt, for your capable MC-ing!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Till next week!
Matt1: Good night folks and have a great week and to the Dad’s…..Happy Father’s Day!
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