The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for June 15, 2020
Phantom of Chinatown
Lost City of the Jungle (Chapter 11)
Mike in DC
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Mike in DC: Hello Matt!
Matt1: Hello Mike!
Matt1: No “R”?
Mike in DC: Well, she’s here just finishing dinner…but has to go to a meeting. I’ll be solo this evening.
Matt1: Very good…..How are things in DC….Calmed down a bit?
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Matt1: Hello Rush!
Mike in DC: Yes…everything in good order.
Mike in DC: Hey Rush2. 🙂
Matt1: How is life on the road?
Rush2: Good eveni v from higway 35 heading toward Des Moi we!
Rush2: Sorry about typos!
Matt1: Good trip thus far?
Rush2: Using my phone.
Mike in DC: Hope the trip is going well!
Rush2: Yes! Weirdly, we left home yesterday!
Mike in DC: How many days will it take?
Rush2: 3 a.m. departure.
Mike in DC: ooooo.
Rush2: On the road since 2 this morning.
Rush2: From Albuquerque.
Matt1: Holy cow….when do you sleep?
Rush2: Not too much!
Matt1: When are you planning to arrive, tomorrow?
Rush2: Later arrival in Bettendorf tonight…sleep in tomorrow!
Mike in DC: Is Bettendorf your destination?
Rush2: Matt, thank you for officiating tonight
Matt1: Happy to help get things rolling
Rush2: Seeing our home tomorrow.
Matt1: Very exciting!
Matt1: Has everyone seen it in person yet?
Rush2: Beautiful driving day today.
Mike in DC: Glad you’ve had good weather!
Rush2: Beeutiful right now.
Rush2: Hard to “text” in a moving car!
Matt1: As long as you’re NOT driving the car!
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Matt1: Hello PF!
Rush2: Marie’s driving right now!
Matt1: Hello Marie!
Mike in DC: If you’re driving through Oklahoma, you can break out some Rodgers & Hammerstein…
Mike in DC: Hello PF!
Rush2: Hi, PF!
Pinkflamingo: Hi guys
Rush2: Great to see you back!
Rush2: Tonight I am just dropping by as we are litterLly on the road.
Matt1: Shall we start Lost City at 7:45PM?
Rush2: Matt, could you copy tonight’s chat text, please?
Matt1: Link above chat room
Matt1: Yes, I will send either tonight or tomorrow
Rush2: That is usually my ritual at the end our evenings!
Matt1: Be sure to cue the at the 31:45 mark
Rush2: Also, as you can see, I put three weeks worth of chats via links above
Pinkflamingo: I have lost city on you tube but it says part 1 2 &3. Not chapter. Any one knows why?
Mike in DC: Mine sez “Lost City of the Jungle 1946–Part 3” PF
Matt1: Thatts the one PF…..cue the film at 31:45 though
Matt1: San Francisco
Rush2: PF, you want “part 4” but then skip ahead to the minutes mark as noted.
Matt1: We’ll start in 3 minutes
Rush2: Part THREE.
Pinkflamingo: Thanks now I have it
Rush2: Sorry, tough to type in a moving car
Matt1: Good to go, Mike?
Mike in DC: Yes! All set.
Mike in DC: Just got Apple TV, so tonight we’re on the “big screen” for the first time!
Matt1: 2 minutes!
Matt1: Very nice!
Rush2: On our way home we will be stopping at Lake Tahoe for a few days.
Mike in DC: Can’t wait for the graduation music/World Peace Federation
Mike in DC: OH Rush. That will be a treat!
Matt1: ONE minute!
Rush2: On our way home we will be stopping at Lake Tahoe for a few days.
Matt1: 45 seconds!
Matt1: 30 seconds!
Rush2: Sorry for the repeated post there.
Rush2: Well…please enjoy the evening.
Matt1: Safe travels Rush!
Rush2: My phone is very low on power…
Mike in DC: Take care…safe travels!
Pinkflamingo: Thanks. Have a safe trip
Rush2: Take care…be safe and HAPPY.
Rush2: Good night…TY ALL SM.
Matt1: Remind me folks, we need to stop the clip tonight at the 46:45 mark!
Mike in DC: OK, Chief!
Mike in DC: He just took it?
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Mike in DC: This is trying hard to be Casablanca
Matt1: I was thinking the same thing….familiar
Matt1: This cop just needs a cigar
Mike in DC: He’s from “Meeting at Midnight?”
Matt1: Yes, the one that gets killed on the couch?
Mike in DC: Patience is a virtue, Doc
Matt1: What’s the worse that could happen?
Matt1: Oh, drums!
Mike in DC: Dudes with spears. Not good.
Mike in DC: We will take you to the temple of the rocks. Then we will eat you.
Matt1: Say Ahhhhhhh
Mike in DC: Hm. What a GREAT time for a cloudy day
Matt1: That’s where we’ll pause
Mike in DC: Gee. I hope he didn’t lose his head in the excitement.
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Matt1: Hwllo NT!
Nothere: Hey all
Mike in DC: Hi NT
Matt1: We’re about 10 minutes until showtime….link is above chatroom if you don’t have a copy
Mike in DC: Where do we cue the film? Monogram logo?
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Matt1: Loading now
Matt1: Hello Paul!
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Matt1: Cue to Opening Title, please
Matt1: Hello CD!
PaulM: good evening
Cdirus: Hi guys!
Matt1: “Phantom of Chinatown”
Mike in DC: Hi CD and Paul
Nothere: Hey newbbes.
Matt1: 5 minutes until we start!
Matt1: 4 minutes…..please cue to Opening Title
Nothere: GENTELMEN START YOUR ENGINES!
Matt1: 3 minutes!
Matt1: We all ready?
Mike in DC: Vrrooooom
Mike in DC: Engines started!
Matt1: TWO minutes!….tic-toc
Mike in DC: Keye Luke gets top billing for a change!
Matt1: ONE minute…..CRUNCH Time!
Matt1: 45 seconds….
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Godwinshelley2: im cued
Matt1: 30 seconds!
Cdirus: Hi GS
Mike in DC: GS!
Matt1: 15 seconds….
Nothere: Hey gs
Godwinshelley2: Quick crossfade at the beginning
Mike in DC: Faux-Chinese music
Matt1: Hello GS!
Godwinshelley2: I hope I got the dvd right – Phantom of Chinatown?
Nothere: So the Phantom of Mattaatown.
Godwinshelley2: Does that tie really go with his suit?
Nothere: Whose tie Dr. BEnsons?
Godwinshelley2: Yes – the paisley with the pinstripe?
Matt1: Looks like Chans PJ’s
Pinkflamingo: Does this movie gave the disclaimer that no animals were hurt during the making of this film. With all the slapping and whatever going on
Godwinshelley2: Maybe it’s a diamond pattern instead of paisley – still has a lot of texture going on
Nothere: So wahat about the lady front row left? We like her outfit?
Godwinshelley2: I missed her
Nothere: Has a feathe in her cap
Nothere: We caught the pharoh in the bathroom.
Mike in DC: Delicately opening the centuries-old relic…
Godwinshelley2: There is a gift exchange at HP Lovecraft Historical Society – and I am thinking of doing something pyramidal -since HP Lovecraft worked with Houdini about Escape from the Pharohs
Matt1: Looks like they needed the Weather Channel App
Nothere: Theysaid he was an archeologist. No one said he was a good one.
Pinkflamingo: Watch that photographer. Think he’s going to be trouble
Nothere: So your a member of the society God?
Mike in DC: Does Mason rate a tincan?
Godwinshelley2: A lifetime member
Pinkflamingo: Don’t drink don’t drink
Godwinshelley2: Their gift exchange is the highlight of my holiday season usually
Mike in DC: Oh oh.
Nothere: Well he die months before the film so that’s one long kick.
Mike in DC: *thud*
Godwinshelley2: I do like the suit on the lady
Mike in DC: True, NT. The can probably has a statute of limitations.
Matt1: Can was burried in the sand
Godwinshelley2: Any word on why Keye did this instead of Karloff?
Nothere: Prepare the new can
Matt1: <tin can>
Nothere: Lecture is over. Not long till Lous Long.
Pinkflamingo: Love Keyes mustache. Very dignified
Nothere: Why do I keep hearing someone say pop?
Matt1: Seems odd, no? NY
Nothere: Now Lotus don’t make that long face.
Nothere: A piece of apple pie as her whole lunch for a month? Someone fee that poor girl.
Mike in DC: LTF!
Mike in DC: Lee Tong Foo
Nothere: Ah. So is this a one way street?
Mike in DC: Who? The inspector? Street?
Mike in DC: Street = not the sharpest knife in the drawer
Godwinshelley2: Usually it’s Chan inside and someone outside threatening him or his visitor
Nothere: Aha ut was Dutch Elm disease.
Mike in DC: CPR?
Mike in DC: How sweet. They both saw “light in the shrubbery.”
Nothere: Light on the shrubbery nudge nudge wink wink
Matt1: Sounds like a Python skit
Pinkflamingo: Think keye and I have to break up for the evening. Join you next week,,,have a good evening
Nothere: Night Pink
Mike in DC: Take care PF
Matt1: Take care PF!
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Mike in DC: “What shall we talk about?” “Scrolls.” What a ladies’ man…
Nothere: Have you seen the length of my scroll?
Nothere: And now a Spaceballs moment. Comb the dessert.
Godwinshelley2: A Brooks fan I see
Mike in DC: Is that a scroll in your pocket? Or are you just glad to see me?
Nothere: My scroll leads to Eternal Fire Mike
Nothere: So this guy wishes he had a cell phone camera
Mike in DC: Oh no
Nothere: Ah the old thrown knife bit. Always happens to someone next to Luke. Really need to wear anti knife armor.
Nothere: Do you think you can swim?
Mike in DC: Teefu?
Nothere: If hes gonna use that cleaver to make tea I don’t want any.
Mike in DC: Hello. Revered Elder speaking. May I help you?
Nothere: Sorry Revered Elder. I meant to call the Admired Elder.
Mike in DC: I’m sorry. I was trying to reach Despised Youth. I must have the Wong number.
Nothere: THe fate of China is in your hands. Health and happiness. Oh thanks Revered Elder.
Matt1: Mama Chan!
Mike in DC: OH. There she is!
Godwinshelley2: Same actress?
Godwinshelley2: Matt you are running a little ahead of us – are you using youtube?
Mike in DC: Probably got a job to pass the time until Charlie gets back from traveling the world.
Matt1: No, DVD
Nothere: With 13 kids? She jus needed an excuse to get out of the house.
Mike in DC: Was there day care in 1940?
Godwinshelley2: You just left the kids to their own devices
Godwinshelley2: The older kids took care of the younger
Nothere: Oh I’m sure she could find someone to watch them for a couple of hours.
Nothere: In any event. This is where I leave you. I may be a Phantom. But I’m not in Chinatown. And I am Nothere:)
Mike in DC: Great to see you Nothere again
Mike in DC: Have a good week
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hounder: hi soory i’m late. i’ve been on the phone with dierct tv sinve 730
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Godwinshelley2: Not exactly ah hospital bed with that headboard and footboard
Mike in DC: Oof…in any case welcome!
Godwinshelley2: Ugh – hate it when I have to call utilities
Mike in DC: Hello hounder and Angel!
angel: Sorry I’M late TOO! Can Hounder & me enter a joint plea?
angel: Actually me, Hounder & Fox? Three on a plea?
hounder: i plead guilty
angel: I plead more guilty.
hounder: hi angel
angel: Fox says to throw him to the wolves.
Matt1: Sorry I missed your entry Hounder and Angel!
angel: Hounder, nice to “see” you! We’ll be using Cell technology in Radio Prison!
angel: GS: Don’t call them utilities. It gives them the advantage.
angel: Where’s Rachel? Where’s all the distaff, if i may be so blod?
angel: Yes, i said blod. I meant blod.
angel: Any tetragene go off tonight?
hounder: where i live w’ll be using morse code. cell technology is trying to pass this area by
angel: H: just ask a kid if you can use one of their own devices.
hounder: not a deivice problem it’s a signal problem that will get worse if 3g goes away.
Godwinshelley2: What if he hadn’t developed it yet
Matt1: The End!
angel: Maybe if you stand on the Temple of the Rocks. Or the Roxy. Get a kid to hold the antenna.
Mike in DC: *smooch*
Matt1: Next week-Murder Over NY!
Mike in DC: <kids-yeah>
Mike in DC: Adios, Mr. Wong
angel: And so we bid farewell? Seems like we just got here, & now those kids are yelling. Next week, certainment?
Mike in DC: Angel, you get tetragene next week!
Cdirus: See you guys next week!
hounder: we’d need a monolithe with an antenna on top
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angel: Boris, we hardly knew you in that makeup. Next week we bring the monolith!
Matt1: Take care folks and I hope you have a great week!
angel: By monorail!
hounder: rush, when do you head to iowa?
Mike in DC: Good evening everyone. See you next week. Stay safe!
hounder: nite cd
Mike in DC: hounder, Rush is en-route as we “speak.”
Godwinshelley2: Rush is out of town?
hounder: nite mile
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Godwinshelley2: Which “I” state is he going to/
Mike in DC: Battendorf, IA
hounder: ah. safe travels to him and his family. thanks for filling in for him.
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Godwinshelley2: Have a safe week everyone
Mike in DC: Matt was tonight’s MC…expert job, too. 🙂
Mike in DC: Good night all!
Godwinshelley2: Yes – I find that countdown hard to do – almost need 4 arms to get it all down
Godwinshelley2: night all
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hounder: nite everyone. safe week
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