Chat Archive 6/21/2021

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for June 21, 2021

Murder Over New York

The Landini Murder Case: The Play is the Thing

Mrs Phil & Phil
Phox and Phrend

Rush has joined this room

Matt1 has joined this room

Rush: Hello, Matt!

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Rush: Well…I guess I am back to ‘normal”!

Rush: How was Disney?

Matt1: Hope the unpacking is going well?

Rush: Slow, but coming along.

Rush: But we are here.

Matt1: Good, thnx….Just went out for the night to meet In-Laws for Father’s Day brunch

Rush: Still recovering from the trip, I have to admit!

Matt1: Find the film for tonight? lol

Rush: Yes! πŸ™‚

Rush: I am already cued up!

Rush: Still using my old DVD set.

Matt1: Black market?

Rush: The Fox sets are still packed.

Matt1: Ah

Rush: Grey.

Rush: Old Time Radio U.K.

Rush: Around 2000.

Matt1: Yes, mine are somewhere

Matt1: The remastered are bulky, but so much nicer

Rush: We had a spectacular lightning show last night!

Rush: Yes.

Matt1: You get Tornadoes out there, no?

Rush: Never experienced continuous lightning flashes and thunder that just continued to rumble!

Rush: They can happen…but rare, thankfull!

Matt1: Love watching, from a distance

Rush: The wind DID kick up a lot though last night.

Matt1: Good….Are you close to American Pickers?

Rush: From a distance…yes!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: Yes! Just down the road in Le Claire.

Rush: Maybe six or so miles away.

Matt1: Have you been to the shop yet? I’d love to stop in some day

Rush: Yes, we have!

Matt1: Oh WOW!

Rush: Twice before!

Matt1: That is SO cool

Rush: I think that the sister of the lady on the show works in that store.

Rush: She sort of looked like her.

Rush: A relative, maybe.

Matt1: That show really took off

Rush: YES!

Rush: I really like to watch it.

Matt1: Don’t know what ever happened to Frank though

Rush: I guess we could look that up!

Matt1: We looked once, but really couldn’t find anything for sure….back issues to taking a break from the season

Rush: I copied this just now:

Rush: Frank had taken a break during seasons 8 and 9 and took to Facebook to explain his absence, writing: β€œA lot of you have been wondering about my health and my weight loss.

Rush: “I have an illness called Crohn’s [disease], which at times is difficult to deal with. I started losing weight and ran with it!

Adding: “I have been exercising and eating good… Thanks for all of your kind words of concern! I couldn’t do what I do without all of you!”

Rush: Health concerns, it seems.

Matt1: I didn’t know he was on FB…..I follow Mike….Actually wished him a Happy Birthday a few years ago….and he replied right back….pretty cool

Rush: That’s GREAT!

Rush: He seems like a nice guy on TV.

Matt1: Genuine

Rush: GREAT to hear!

Rush: I love tghat!

Rush: (that)

Matt1: Are you set up in your new Chan area tonight?

Rush: It was REALLY hot for our first couple of days here! However, it cooled down a lot today!

Matt1: Chan Cave

Rush: Sort of set up, yes.

Rush: YES! πŸ™‚

Rush: I have a lot of baseball things, too.

Rush: Autographed balls, etc. that I should have room for now!

Matt1: Cool….MLB game will be a tough drive now

Rush: Yes, but we would have a few reachable choices!

Matt1: We’re HUGE baseball fans

Rush: I want to go to some of our minor league team’s games.

Matt1: More intimate

Rush: They have a GREAT ballpark here!

Rush: Quad City River Bandits…take a look.

Matt1: Who are they affiliated with?

Matt1: Beautiful!

Rush: Milwaukee Brewers

Rush: Used to be the astros.

Rush: When we came through here the first time way back in 1992, we stopped to take a look inside the ballpark.

Rush: It’s been upgraded since then, but it was nice before, too!

Matt1: I mean, what a view!

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Rush: Yes, the view is amazing!

mda19083: greetings all

Matt1: Hello MDA!

Rush: Has to be one of the nicest minor league parks in the country.

Rush: Good evening, MDA!

Matt1: Yes!


Rush: How are you tonight?

mda19083: fine – and yoy

Rush: Actually, let’s get our radio show going, shall we?

Matt1: Ready here

mda19083: i am cued

Rush: Cannot complain, MDA!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: Let’s say….30 seconds…

Rush: 20 seconds…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Rush: Announcer…

Rush: Commercial space here…

mda19083: only 13 Landini episodes to go after tonight

Rush: And…here we go….with the recap!

Rush: Yes! A long series!

Matt1: Quite a few!

mda19083: i feel as though i am reading the novel

Rush: YES!

Rush: This dramatization pretty closely follows the Biggers story.

Rush: BRB…older daughter just returned from her first day at work at her new job!

Matt1: Very good!

Rush: AH…it went well for her.

Rush: Dunkin Doughnuts!

Matt1: That’s great …..and exciting

Rush: She brought some home for us…just what I “need”!

Matt1: Yum….and dangerous!

Matt1: lol

Rush: Indeed!

Rush: Tomorrow is her 18th birthday.

Matt1: Happy-Happy Birthday to her!

Rush: Mr. Romano is still “Mr. Romano”, I see!

Rush: TYSM! I’ll relay that to her!

Matt1: 18? Wow……I remember when

Rush: I vaguely recall being there…. πŸ™‚

Matt1: lol

Rush: I think CC is less than impressed with Mr. Romano.

Rush: “Why did John Ryder lie?”

Rush: Commercial break here….

Rush: Afterward, Mr. Chan’s final words of wisdom for this week…

Matt1: That was another abrupt ending

Rush: As we reach THE END….

Rush: (applause…)

Matt1: <clap-clap>

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Matt1: Hello Dan!

Rush: DV!

Rush: WELCOME!!!

DanVenture: Evening Matt, Rush!

DanVenture: Sounds like I just made it for Chan.

mda19083: did someone mention donuts

Rush: Good evening to YOU, DV!

mda19083: hell dv

Rush: “o”

DanVenture: LOLROTF

mda19083: hello – sorry for the typo

Rush: Happens!

Rush: I have done FAR worse!

DanVenture: I was kind of perplexed. Felt I do have to apologize for consistently being late…

DanVenture: But at least I am not late.

mda19083: no apologies needed here in the chan chat room

mda19083: its all good

Rush: I learned to be VERY careful when typing the word “shot”!

Rush: An errant fingernail can change the word hugely!

mda19083: i was glad to have seen last week’s

Rush: Yes?

mda19083: Keye Luke birthday film

Rush: 12 minutes until tonight’s feature: “Murder Over New York.”

Rush: Yes!

mda19083: not so sure i am a mr wong fan

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Godwinshelley3: Howdy from the Hoosier state

Rush: We had a LOT happening that afternoon/evening!

Rush: Hello, GS!

mda19083: how were the karloff mr wong films


mda19083: hello gs

Rush: I hope that things are going well.

Godwinshelley3: Ha – don’t ask me about Karloff-I’m a BIG fan

Godwinshelley3: So it’s not a balanced view

Rush: They ARE great of course!

DanVenture: FWIW: I found the Karloff/Wong films very entertaining

Rush: Yes.

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Rush: NT!

Nothere: Hello ll

Matt1: Hello GS….& NH!

Rush: Good evening!

Godwinshelley3: Hello

Rush: 9 minutes…

Rush: How are you this evening, NT?

Godwinshelley3: Just a quick drop in and hello. Long hot few days. We might get my folks home listed tomorrow

Nothere: Fine thanks you?

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Matt1: Hello Louise!

Louise: Hello Chan Clan!

Rush: Things are well here at our new home, thank you!

Louise: Good news Rush.

Godwinshelley3: Ahhh – that new house smell

Louise: Hi GS

Rush: AH! LOUISE!!!

Rush: Welcome!

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Fredsmom: Hello to all!

Rush: Mrs. and Mr. Phil!

Matt1: Hello m/m Phil & FM!

Rush: Good evening to you both!

Louise: Mr and Mrs P: welcome

Rush: FM!

Louise: Hi Fredsmom

Matt1: Cued!

Godwinshelley3: The room is getting crowded. Perhaps now is a good time for me to leave.

Mrs Phil & Phil: AAALLOOOHAAA to all our Chan friends. Good to see you on this dark and rainy night.

Rush: Goode evening and WELCOME!

Fredsmom: Hope everyone is doing well!

Louise: Not dark and rainy here

Godwinshelley3: Have a great week everyone. And stay cool.

Rush: We had our rain last night, Phil.

Matt1: Take care GS!

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Fredsmom: Im in Alabama–been dark and rainy for days

Rush: Along with a fantastic lightning display.

Nothere: Welcome aboard Mystery Airlines now boarding for New York. Please place your trays in the upright position. Allow people removing corpse off first. If your jewels are stolen don’t scream, but inform the stewardess. Finally remember the oxygen mask will only deploy during the near crash, not the poision gas attack.

Matt1: Terrible storms there FM

Matt1: Hope you are Ok?

Nothere: Perfect wether for Chan <other of Fred.

Fredsmom: Yes Matt-several tragedys

Rush: NT: πŸ™‚ !!!!

Nothere: Ah sorry to hear that Mom of Fred.All is well with you?

Mrs Phil & Phil: Yes and if the lights go out in the airplane, don’t worry, that’s part of the plot.

Fredsmom: Yes thank you. Praying for others who lost so much

Louise: Yikes Nothere, that is dark

Rush: Oh, my…

Rush: Yes….

mda19083: nt – were you ever a flight attendant

Louise: I am cued and buckled in…

Fredsmom: Thank you NT and all. We have had storms and flooding with several deaths including one that took the lives of 10 children

Matt1: I hope not! :-)

Rush: I am, topo…

Rush: too

Nothere: Don’t be silly. their filght attendants thee days:)

Nothere: That is not plesant FM. Remain safe.

Rush: Terrible, FM.

Fredsmom: I am ready for some levity with my Chan friends!

Rush: Yes.

Rush: I hope that our evening will bring some much needed escape.

Fredsmom: agreed!

mda19083: at least there will be a film on tonight’s flight

Rush: TWO MINUTES to go!

Rush: Everyone ready?

Matt1: Yep

Fredsmom: Cued


Rush: Very good!

mda19083: buckled in and cued

Louise: No gentlemen here

Rush: 90 seconds…

Rush: 75 seconds…

Rush: 60 seconds…

Nothere: Louise makes three stooge joke. Which will prove appropriate.

Rush: 50 seconds…

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: O!!!


Rush: Title…

Rush: Music….

Mrs Phil & Phil: Gone baby!

Nothere: I would O!!! but I’m nothere:)

Rush: Credits….

Rush: Jackie Gleasonesque music….

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Nothere: Hey Sara

Rush: (Sammy Sear and his Orchestra)

Rush: SB!

mda19083: it looks like a number of the Reno cast have headed to new york


Rush: Just “taking off!”

Nothere: Dear old Sear is near?

Rush: American Airlines.

Louise: American cancelled most of its flights today. Not this one?

sarabell2: Hey Rush and everybody, glad you are here tonight

sarabell2: Yes, no pilots

Nothere: Amarican arlines with that leg room? Ha! Doubl HA!

Rush: Interesting to view the takeoff thru the window.

Nothere: So were there ever plane with seats fcing each other?

Rush: In the day they might have.

Rush: Here is the airport that was used in the opening scenes:

Rush: Probably here, too!

Nothere: This is not stock footage. We relly paid people to film a plane for this movie. Really. Honest.

sarabell2: That is so interesting

Rush: THE Mr. chan.

Rush: Yes, NT!

mda19083: hey pop

Rush: Jimmy!

Louise: POP!

Rush: Jimmy is there for the World’s Fair.

Rush: It seems Jimmy saw BOTH the New York and West Coast fairs!

Louise: Second year of the 1939 World’s Fair

Rush: BIG teething rings!

Nothere: Charlie you have thirteen kids. Stop paying the oldest two enough to chas you around the world.

Rush: Yes, Louise.

Rush: Yes, NT!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Louise: not asleep

Matt1: <tin can>

mda19083: oh no

Nothere: Drake doesn’t feel great. Did he swim in a lake?

Nothere: (TINCAN>

Rush: NT: πŸ™‚

mda19083: canary in a coal mine

Rush: Indeed!

Fredsmom: yes mda!

Mrs Phil & Phil: Dare I say it?

Rush: Or, in this case….in a penthouse.

Louise: coinkydink

Nothere: Ming Toy and the canary.How much do you think gets added to the killers sentence for Biicide?

mda19083: oh no tetragene

Nothere: Birdicide even.

Rush: Yes!

Mrs Phil & Phil: TETRAGENE!

Nothere: Well ist wasn’t monocaine Mda

Rush: I guess we can have a tiny can for the canary.

mda19083: hell mrs phil and phil

mda19083: sorry hello

Mrs Phil & Phil: Hello mda! lol

mda19083: 2nd time onight – i must be slipping

mda19083: i should never try to have dinner and type at the same time

Rush: Those banana peels…be careful!

mda19083: white fox fur alert

Nothere: As long as your keyboard doesn’t have dinner.

Rush: “Is that an offense?”

Rush: In Germany at this time it was!

Louise: ineresting close ups

Rush: Yes.

Rush: And shadows.

Nothere: Dude your in a tux. Sittinfg on the armrest isn’t stylish.

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: There’s the fur for tonight…

Louise: don’t lose that fur

Nothere: And it’s a big fur.

Rush: lavalier – A jeweled pendant worn on a chain around the neck.

Rush: Jimmy spys…

mda19083: tea time

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Nothere: Aha the butler did it. Too bd he didn’t o anything interesting.

Rush: Hounder!

Nothere: Hey Hound

mda19083: hello hounder

Louise: hi hounder

Rush: Sorry, I missed your entry!

Rush: Good evening to you!

Rush: I hope that you and your mom are doing well tonight.

Hounder: Hi everyone.. the internet is again in and out we have bad tstorms in the area

Fredsmom: Hi Hounder!

Rush: Yes.

Nothere: Just leave your fur and go.

Rush: Are you alright after the storm?

Nothere: Oh no Hounder last time I compemeted a torm I learn I really shouldn’t/

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Rush: Clarence Muse: Butler

Hounder: We’re as well as can be. Hope everyone else is well. But I may drop back out at anytime.

Nothere: Dog chasing own tail gats no place, but gets plenty of exercise.

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: “Nut easy to crack often empty.”

sarabell2: I do that all the time, NT

Rush: Expensive ink!

Nothere: Being aBritish friend of Charlie’s doesn’t seem to py. Thy get having to have Charlie avnge their murders.

Hounder: Me too sb

Rush: Yes, NT!

Rush: Roxbury House

Rush: Shadow….

mda19083: the shadow knows

Louise: Fancy nightgown

Rush: Joan Velwerie. She was also in “CC at the Wax Museum.”

Rush: Joan Valerie. She was also in “CC at the Wax Museum.”

Rush: Again…shadow…

Louise: These women sure dress fancy for lounging around at night

Hounder: The net is too slow tonight. Wishing everyone a good week and hope to see you monday.

Rush: Okay, Hounder.

mda19083: good night hounder

Rush: Take care and my best to you and your mother.

Rush: See you next week.

Fredsmom: bye Hounder

sarabell2: Bye Houder, hope you have a good week.

Nothere: Night Hiund

Matt1: Take care Hounder

Hounder: Thanks all. Sorry not to be able to stay.

Rush: We understand.

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Nothere: Hey you were here. Thants enough.

Nothere: Missed by that much.

Louise: Being here is not enough for me…I need to be everywhere

Nothere: Don’t give me that I have to believe you with that puny mustache.

Nothere: Sprea out. Nucyk nucyk.

Rush: Donald McBride:

Louise: Charlie likes this scene

Charlie Chan at Treasure Island: Deputy Chief J.J. Kilvaine
Murder Over New York: Inspector Vance

Rush: Shemp Howard

Fredsmom: is that Shemp?

Rush: Yes!

Louise: Shemp

DanVenture: Indeed! Wow!

Nothere: Oh Fredsmoms a wise gal. Well WHoo whooo hoo who.

Rush: πŸ™‚

Matt1: CC enjoys show, lol

Fredsmom: Three Stooges Fan πŸ™‚

Rush: The “fast one” didn’t work!

mda19083: me too

Rush: Yes, Matt!

Louise: I’m more an Abbott and Costello fan

Nothere: Oh Chick. Oh Louise. I’m a bad boy.

Rush: They were great.

DanVenture: BTW: I don’t think we could get away with a line like No.2 son’s “They all look alike to me.”

Rush: Great comedians and comic teams during that era!

mda19083: is he related to ah sing

Rush: Not today, DV….

Matt1: <tin can>

Louise: Nothere: exactly

Nothere: So you can’t get away with that line. You have trouble getting away with thee movis today.

Nothere: So the window got em. But it claims it was framed.

mda19083: curio shop – that’s curious

Rush: A copy of this painting was on the wall earlier…

Rush: gat – (Slang) A pistol.

mda19083: i think he looks suspicious

Rush: Yes! πŸ™‚

Rush: “I can’t be right ALL the time!”

mda19083: jockey from race track

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Frank Coghlan, Jr.: Frankie O’Shaunessy

Nothere: Oh but you can Rush.

mda19083: dont let the door hit you …

Rush: No…I leave “perfection” to Jimmy, NT!

Rush: “One more “boy,” and I’ll serve you a knuckle sandwich!”

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Phox and Phriend: Greetings mirthlings!

Rush: WELCOME Phox and Phrend!

mda19083: hello p and p

Rush: May I say “Angel” for short?

Phox and Phriend: hello?

Rush: How are you this evening?

Rush: Nice powerful car.

Phox and Phriend: Can’t tell if this is working—AH, THERRRRRE YOU ARE!

Rush: Working perfectly!

Fredsmom: Hello to P & P!

sarabell2: Hi P n P

Nothere: Were sorry but do to unfortunate implactions the Bristish Imperial Club ha ben renamed the Were Bad and Sorry Club

Phox and Phriend: We are again impaired, no PC—it is gone, it has expired, it is an ex-PC—so from the tiny keyboard will just say hi for now to ALL!!

Rush: This poor guy is getting incriminated one time after another!

Nothere: Hi P type people

Rush: “Hi” is an admirable start!

Nothere: Just glad to see you.

Rush: Agreed.

Louise: P&P here

Nothere: Hey as long as he isn’t convicted.

Nothere: Stop sleeping on the floor.

Rush: He has a moustache trim appointment to get to…

Rush: Famous last words…

Phox and Phriend: Just ONE thing before Fox flees & i flounder: Facebook t screeoday had a photo (i DID Screenshoot it) a Facebooker posted for Father’s Day, a group shot including his actor dad & other extras with WARNER OLAND as YOU KNOW WHO. Anyone here see it?

Rush: No!

Rush: Can you make a copy?

Rush: Who was his actor dad?

Rush: Matt?

Matt1: Won’t let me :-(

Louise: noisy son

Rush: “Snooky.”

mda19083: πŸ™‚

Fredsmom: πŸ™‚

mda19083: love it rush

Nothere: Well folks this is where I leave you. Remember to turn off your cell phones, and thank you for flying Mystery Air. We hope to see you when I am not here agian.

Fredsmom: Goodnite NT!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Matt1: Take care NT

Phox and Phriend: The post-er’s dad’s name was listed, IF i recall correctly—he was but an extra bit they also serve. I’ll try to send it in the next few minutes to one of the boxes listed here. I love y’all madly (as the Duke of Ellington said to Walter Loo) & hope to have a PC soon so i can join you at the adults’ table. Gnite!!

Rush: Good night, Not Here!

mda19083: always a pleasure NT

Rush: (NT)

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: Have a good week…

mda19083: NH

Rush: See you next Monday!

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Rush: The plane used for the TR-4 is a Lockheed L-12a Electra Junior.

Louise: I had to step away for a minute and I come back to Snooky???

Rush: Yes.


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Rush: WB, P/P!

sarabell2: They use snookums nowadays

Louise: UGH, bad Jersey stuff

Rush: Maybe Snooky is short for Snookums!

Rush: Here we go….

Rush: Everyone ready for an eventful flight?

mda19083: i have the antidote for tetragene

Rush: Yes?

Louise: Pop not worried

Rush: No.

Phox and Phriend: JUST SENT to the CC Page on Facebook. The gentleman was an extra on Shanghai Express, & is in costume with others, W.O. at center, also attired to fight crime.

Rush: He knows what he’s doing!

Rush: AH! TYSM, Angel!

mda19083: charlie rules

Rush: Hold on everyone!!!! here we GO!!!!!!

Rush: Death dive!

Rush: Can the wings hold????

Rush: Gs as the plane pulls out of the dive….and lands!

sarabell2: I like the way the plane interior is still neat.

Rush: Chan has used a LOT of tricks to catch criminals over the years!

Rush: d…he’s not finished tonight!

Rush: (and)

Rush: Chan’s way WORKS though!

Phox and Phriend: thank YOU so much—and remember, DON’T THROW THOSE TIN CANS IN THE RUBBISH after a gunsel gets it. President Roosevelt AND Mr.Willkie remind you YOUR TIN CAN can help gobble Goering! Turn it in, kid!

Louise: Gotcha

Rush: Yes!

Rush: And wise words above, Angel!

Louise: another plastic surgery

Rush: Yes.

mda19083: dr creem was busy

sarabell2: I want that plastic surgeon.

Fredsmom: another good one!

Rush: Closing Credits….

Louise: No one has butlers anymore

Matt1: <yee-haw>


Rush: (Applause….)

Fredsmom: clapclapclap

Rush: Another one back into the can until next year!

Fredsmom: next weeks movie?

mda19083: another good chan film

Rush: This was a “remake of the “lost” chan movie “Charlie Chan’s Chance.”

Rush: A vary LOOSE remake.

Rush: very

Rush: Well…

Matt1: Good night folks and hope you have a great week.

Rush: Thank you ALL so much!

Phox and Phriend: Just didn’t want anybody to forget about Uncle Sam’s Auntie Aircraft. On behalf of Swan Soap, good night all!

Rush: Next Week…

Rush: The eerie “Dead Men tell”

mda19083: thanks all – be well until we meet again

Louise: Dead Men is a good one

sarabell2: Thank You Rush. I liked this one. You are always a great host. You too Matt1, I hope your move goes well. Good night all,, see you next week.

Fredsmom: Good nite and stay safe. Enjoyed being with everyone again!

Rush: Agreed.

Louise: nite

Rush: Chan and son once again take on a weird crime!

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Rush: Elements of the supernatural!

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Rush: Take care…

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Rush: Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Rush: I thank you ALL, again!

Rush: Be happy and safe…

Fredsmom: Thanks Rush for all you do!

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Rush: Enjoy our newly arrived summer!

Rush: Good night!

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