Chat Archive 6/28/2021

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for June 28, 2021

Dead Men Tell

The Landini Murder Case: Ryder’s Cover-up

Mike n Rachel in DC
Phil & Mrs. Phil
Phox and Phriend

Matt1 has joined this room

Rush has joined this room

Rush: Good evening, Matt!

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Rush: How are you this evening?

Matt1: Good, thnx…u?

Rush: Doing well…LOTS of unpacking going on here!

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: Still? lol

Matt1: Piles of boxes stacked?

Rush: I hope that you are finished with yours!

Rush: Well, the stackks are decreasing!

Matt1: Oh yes…..Drives us both crazy……boxes were gone in two days


Rush: WOW!

Rush: That was FAST!

Matt1: Did you get my reply to last nights email?

Rush: We ahve lots of books, and that is what I have been going through yeasterday and today!

Rush: Let me look…sorry!


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Mike n Rachel in DC: Rush!

Matt1: Hello M & R!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi guys!

Rush: Yes, Matt! OOPS!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Is/are the moves complete?

Rush: That’s what a little fatigue will do!

Rush: Yes, but not unpacked all the way yet!

Rush: And…WELCOME!

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: Don’t laugh, but I actually loaded Wax dvd in before I realized we just viewed it, lol

Rush: That helps me feel a little better, Matt!

Rush: )

Rush: DEAD MEN TELL tonight!

Mike n Rachel in DC: We were wondering about the email notice. “Dead Men” it is!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rach theorized that Rush just REALLY likes “Wax Museum”…

Rush: I do.

Rush: However…watching twice in a row was not the plan!

Matt1: I also found an error in the calander

Mike n Rachel in DC

Matt1: I’ll email you, but Aug/Sept I think you have the same CC film

Mike n Rachel in DC: Do tell.

Matt1: I like to scan the calander for the next Oland film 

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah. Looks like “Dark Alibi” gets a repeat, Rush.

Rush: Life has been a bit hectice this past year! Our Calendar may contain an error or two!!!

Rush: Sorry!

Matt1: Don’t be

Matt1: Maybe we can squeeze a Oland in that slot! lol

Mike n Rachel in DC: The CC fam will pull through

Rush: TYSM…

Rush: Next week WILL be RIO.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Could have a Black Camel reprise…

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Oooh.

mda19083: hello all

Matt1: That’s for Olands Birthday

Rush: Good evening, MDA!

Matt1: Hello MDA!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello MDA!

Rush: Yes, Matt!

Matt1: I like how you did that

mda19083: do we have cake at the birthday party

Rush: Virtually the best cake one could ask for, MDA!

mda19083: low cal

Rush: VERY!

Matt1: Great for the waistline

Rush: Mine too!

mda19083: i can have 2 slices

Rush: As many as you wish!

Rush: 2 minutes till our radio drama!

Matt1: Miss Virginia and her virtual cart!

Matt1: Ready here!

Rush: 75 seconds…

Rush: Yes.

Rush: ready here too…

Matt1: She was a perfect hostess

Rush: 50 seconds…

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: Yes she was….

Rush: 20 seconds…

Rush: 15….

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Rush: Music…

Rush: Announcer….

Rush: Commercials placed here…

mda19083: I have the fireworks ready for next week’s chan chat on July 5th

Mike n Rachel in DC: Musical interlude

Rush: Perfect, MDA!

Rush: Where I live now, personal fireworks are legal!

Mike n Rachel in DC: We could do the scene from “Racetrack” with No. 1 son and the truck

Matt1: Lots of “popping” tonight

Rush: YES, MIKE!!!

Rush: We need a laundry truck we can destroy!

Rush: The recap…

Mike n Rachel in DC: This does sound like “OLD time” radio!

Rush: Yes…scratchy tonight!

Rush: “Why did Mr. Ryder lie?”

Mike n Rachel in DC: More importantly: “Why did Mr. Liar ride?”

Rush: The finger continues to point to Ah Sing.

Rush: Good one, Mike!

Rush: The answer could be “into the sunset.”

mda19083: 🙂

Rush: Hugh Beaton.

Rush: Or…Beaten.

Rush: Mr. Romano…

mda19083: another chan chat

mda19083: is the cheese named after romano

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Is there a Jack in this story?

mda19083: i don’t know jack

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: CC getting giddy

Rush: A bit!

Rush: Remember, this gentleman is bling.

Rush: The elder Sheriff Holt.

Rush: Blind

Rush: Not BLING!

mda19083: the bark is worse than the bite

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Commercial….

Rush: Then Chan returns for his parting words of wisdom…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Waiting for the Chan Insight

Rush: Yes!

Rush: This is where the “fourth wall” is pierced for us…

Rush: “Thank you, Inspector…and good night…”


Matt1: <clap-clap>

Rush: (Applause…)

mda19083: until next time charlie

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Kind of a fun one tonight!

Rush: 15 minutes until our feature…


Matt1: Which is

Matt1: lol

mda19083: hard to believe we are almost at the end of the 20th Century Fox chan films

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Keep me on my toes, please!

Rush: Getting my DVD ready…

Rush: Paused at the opening title.

Matt1: Cued!

Rush: Very good!

Rush: It is interesting to note that Cocos island is an actual place!

Rush: The map shown on the title card is a fairly accurate representation of the shape of Cocos island.

Matt1: Interesting!

mda19083: we should organize a chan cruise to cocos island – it would be a hoot


Matt1: Cool!

Rush: And, an older version…


mda19083: x marks the spot

Rush: Yes!

mda19083: i am headed to my garage to get my pick and shovel


Rush: $60 million! Today that would be about a BILLION!

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Rush: NT!

Rush: WELCOME!!!

mda19083: i am a bit slow tonight since i have a peg leg

Dona: Hello everyone!

Rush: DONA!

Nothere: Avst there me hearties. Raise the mainsail, and prepare to st of.

mda19083: hello nt/nh

Rush: Good evening to you!

Matt1: Hello Dona! and NT!

mda19083: hello dona

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Rush: How are you both tonight, Dona and NT?

Matt1: Hello Paul!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Greetings! We’re just getting dinner here…hopping in and out at the moment

Rush: And…PAUL, too!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Paul!

mda19083: the seats are filling up fast here in the chat room

Nothere: Louy

Rush: WELCOME to you all!

Dona: I’m glad to be back. How was your move Rush?

Rush: It went well, thank you, Dona!

Rush: Still a lot of unpacking to do!

PaulM: hi gang

mda19083: hello paul

Rush: Hello…PAUL!

Phil & Mrs Phil has joined this room

Dona: I’m sure that will take a while

Phil & Mrs Phil: Aloha to one and all!

Rush: Phil and Mrs. Phil!

Nothere: Hi

mda19083: hello phil and mrs phil

Dona: I thought of your move while I was in DesMoines. Very pretty city.

Rush: Good evening to you both!

Matt1: Hello m/m Phil!

Dona: Hi Paul and MM Phil

Phil & Mrs Phil: Hi Matt and Rush and Dona too!


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Godwinshelley2: Evening All


Dona: Hi GS

mda19083: hello gs

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Rush: In case there is any confusion due to my error on our weekly announcement, our movie tonight is: DEAD MEN TELL!

Godwinshelley2: ok

Rush: GS!


Rush: You are back home, i see!

Godwinshelley2: I am cued with the appropriate DV

Godwinshelley2: d

Godwinshelley2: D

Rush: 🙂

Nothere: But have you looked up into the sky?

Matt1: Hello GS!

mda19083: its a bird

Godwinshelley2: Why?

mda19083: its a plane

Phil & Mrs Phil: Hi GS

Godwinshelley2: Oh – it’s a George Reeves reference

mda19083: its …

Matt1: It’s, it’s….

Rush: YES!

Nothere: Once movi starts answer revealed GS

Nothere: Ah honorable GS need no hint.

Rush: “Phil Lydig”

Matt1: Time check?

Rush: MY!

Rush: I lost track!

mda19083: we here in the chat room go for the low hanging fruit

Rush: Lets say….

Nothere: Is Lydig lying while lying?

Rush: 60 seconds….

Rush: It that okay?

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Rush: DV!

mda19083: hello dv

Matt1: Cue u!


Nothere: Hey Dan

Matt1: Hello DV!

Dona: Hello Dan

Rush: 40 seconds….

Rush: 30….

Rush: 25…

Rush: 15…

DanVenture: Jumping in for a minute. Middle of a family event, but I didn’t want leave without saying Hi…and OH! I was on time for the start!!

Rush: 10…

DanVenture: Hurrah!

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!


Rush: Title…

Rush: Music…

Nothere: Hazah Dan

Rush: Credits…

Rush: Sorry…

Godwinshelley2: Different music

Nothere: Twentyith century white fox fur

Godwinshelley2: lots of Bassoon

Rush: My mind is on Marie and daughter sarah who have a dead battery.

Godwinshelley2: Oh no -do you have to go rescue them

Rush: They got a jump and should be on their way home!

Godwinshelley2: Ah they were successful in finding a soluton – you raised them right

Nothere: Blam Emil Newton God

Rush: The SUVA STAR.

DanVenture: $60 Million in 1941 would be what today?

Rush: All should be good.

Phil & Mrs Phil: A whole bunch

Nothere: I want the coca from cocas island.

Rush: About ONE BILLION!

Godwinshelley2: Always good when they don’t panic during trying times

DanVenture: Woah.

Rush: NT: 🙂


Nothere: A billion vs ghost pirate and or possible real murderer. Yeah I’m in.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Me too!

mda19083: i’m in too

Godwinshelley2: How are you liking the new digs, Rush?

Rush: Yes, we are!

Rush: No regrets to be sure!

Godwinshelley2: Takes awhile to become part of a new town

Rush: We just heard Gertie the parrot.

Rush: Yes, GS!

Rush: We are meeting lots of people!

Rush: Neighbors and others.

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Godwinshelley2: Good time to search out a local Ukulele group!!

Nothere: Aha a stool pigdeon.

Rush: Some people we have met along the way as well as we went through this whole process!

Nothere: Hey Mike and or Racheal

Dona: hi Mike and Rachel

Rush: Patience Nodbury.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello NT…have been around, just lurking. 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Patience is a virtue, Rush. 😉

Rush: YES!

mda19083: impatience is also a virtue

Nothere: Don’t be so stingy Charlie. Ask for one thousand and one pardons.

Rush: Sometimes…just ask Jimmy!

Nothere: Are you a wet hen?

Rush: Beats a wild goose, I suppose!


Nothere: When cat meets parrot the fur I gonna fly.

Rush: True, NT!

Phil & Mrs Phil: You’d have thought that after old Blackhook lost one limb he’d get out of the pirate business.


Rush: “Ghost music”

Mike n Rachel in DC: I wonder if pirates had workman’s comp…

Nothere: So the thing is to remove all doors from the house.

Rush: probably…but is wasn’t pretty, Mike!

Nothere: Actually yes. In the articles of confederation they made allowances for lost body parts. I’d have to look it up, but you got quite a bit for losing your leg.

Mike n Rachel in DC: True. And the “accidental death and dismemberment” policies were VERY expensive…

Rush: Scratch…scratch…

Phil & Mrs Phil: Blackhook was left hooked.

Rush: “I mean…your HOOK….”

Phil & Mrs Phil: Why would Lydig put his pajamas on OVER his other clothes and then lay in bed?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Drafty ship?

Godwinshelley2: Put Mom’s house on the market – got 6 offers – took the Conventional Loan one – will probably need to go back to Indiana in a couple weeks for the closing

Dona: That’s great GS

Mike n Rachel in DC: Glad it sold quickly!

Rush: he threw the pajamas on in a hurry to throw CC.

Godwinshelley2: It’s sad – but needs to be done – no one in the family wanted to move there

Nothere: 800 ollars for a lost leg in one case.

Rush: Yes, GS.

Rush: It is sad, I know.

Rush: Sort of finalizes everything.

Godwinshelley2: This will be the last item I need to do before the final dispersal of funds at the end of the year – have to wait 9 months in Indiana

Rush: I see.

Godwinshelley2: Of course I have a WALL of boxes I mailed to myself I need to open and sort through

Godwinshelley2: But that I can do later

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes, GS. A little time is good.

Phil & Mrs Phil: Cue the can.

Rush: Yes.

Matt1: <tin can>

Godwinshelley2: It’s nice to see a NON-plaid coat on a female in this film

mda19083: do we use the can for people who die a natural death?

Rush: I understand that too!


Godwinshelley2: Ha!

Nothere: The old Sherlock scan. Course in the modern era it’s a lot harder so few professions these days leave tell tale marks.

Rush: Mat announces…and the can appears!

Rush: (MATT)

Matt1: lol

Dona: i like it

Nothere: Use can for suidcide caused by blackmail. Same or natural causes cause by murderer.

mda19083: yes nt

Rush: Don’t GRAB, Jimmy!

Phil & Mrs Phil: He IS grabby tonight isn’t he?

Rush: yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Wonder if that was the director’s idea?

Rush: A feathered “girlfriend”!

Nothere: Empty envelope liks Jimmy’s theories. Needs airing.

Rush: It usually is, Mike, yes!

Rush: lace-piece – A hairpiece using lace allowing a more natural-looking toupee. The use of a strip of lace just at the front gives the appearance of a natural hairline.

Nothere: Do’t care. Too cheery. Their guilty whoever did it.

Phil & Mrs Phil: Jimmy’s an idiot.

Rush: He is providing a reasonable facsimile of one!

Rush: Gertie has a tummy ache!

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Case of the Groaning Parrot

Nothere: Jimmy and idiot like champain cork. Both come off.

Rush: NT: 🙂

Rush: Too many crackers.

Phil & Mrs Phil: How did they get the diving bell into the ship? That thing must way tons.

Nothere: Hoist

Rush: Agreed!

Nothere: Aha Gertie I the murderer.

Rush: It had to have been dropped by crane through a cargo opening!

Rush: maybe it acts as “ballast”!

Nothere: Only that you do a lousy Jimmy stweart impression.

Rush: The “Suva Star” is home ported in Tahiti.

Rush: never caught that before!

Mike n Rachel in DC: But if it took a crane to get it in, how will they get it out at sea?

Rush: “You almost DID.”

Phil & Mrs Phil: Caught what Rush?

Nothere: Ship hoist.

Nothere: Creepy jack in the box

Rush: A flying fish!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah. Didn’t think sailing ships had such things…

Rush: Actually, I had forgotten that the “Suva Star” was home ported in Tahiti.

mda19083: yo ho ho and a barrel of rum

Rush: see the line that the dart traveled along just then?

Nothere: To put cargo in the hold. Weither the Suva Star would actually have one, eh. But your asking too many questions. Either watch the movie or I’ll hang ye from the yard arm,

Rush: You could see the filament in that scene.

mda19083: make them walk the plank

Rush: Aie, Cap’n!

Rush: BRB…Marie and Sarah just arrived.

Godwinshelley2: yea!!

Phil & Mrs Phil: She’s got some major fur going on.

mda19083: white fox fur

Matt1: <slap>

Nothere: Twentith century fox fut

Matt1: Foo!

Mike n Rachel in DC: LTF!

Rush: All’s okay.

Phil & Mrs Phil: The cook in this movie played the cook in the movie “The Thing from Another World.”

Nothere: Dude could you at least try not to look guilty when accuse.

Godwinshelley2: very good

Nothere: A good chief is hard to find. Then either survive these films or are killed off screen.

Dona: glad to hear Rush

Rush: TYSM.

Nothere: You speak too quickly Rush. You need new battery.

Rush: She had help from a nice man.

Rush: I suppose you are right, NT!

Rush: Wise words.

Rush: Now all we need is a cameo by Walter Brennan!

Phil & Mrs Phil: This sounds just like the music in Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin

Rush: Jimmy!

mda19083: black hook

Nothere: Well I’m afraid this is where I leave you. Good night be well.

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Rush: Could be be repaying Pop for the time he impersonated Dr. Zodiac?

Hounder: Nite nt

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good night NT!

mda19083: later nt/nh

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Dona: Hi hounder

Hounder: Hi everyone. Sorry I’m late mom and I went to town and got back late. Then I still had groceries to put up.

Rush: Ship’s bells make the time 9:30 pm.

mda19083: hello hounder

Rush: hello, Hounder!

Rush: Good evening to you!

Matt1: Hello Hounder!

Phil & Mrs Phil: Hi Hounder

Rush: How are you and your mother tonight?

Hounder: We had a good day. That’s been a nice change

Rush: That’s good to hear, Hounder!

Rush: 10:30 n0w…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Time flies in this movie…

Rush: it does!

mda19083: a plank off the deck

Rush: SPLASH!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: nutty as a fruitcake

Godwinshelley2: Milton Parsons looks so pleased with the splash

Rush: And…Black Hook takes it all in!

Rush: yes, GS!

mda19083: jimmy gets a 5 from the judges

Rush: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: What did the soviet block give him?

Mike n Rachel in DC: 6.2 from the Russian judge

Rush: :0

Matt1: <tin can>

Rush: Hounder, I hope that you can stay with us the rest of our evening.


Rush: The psychologist has done too good a job with him!

Rush: he’s reached the practical joke phase of his cure!

Hounder: ..

Mike n Rachel in DC: Practical jokes can be therapeutic…

mda19083: but paybacks are a b

Mike n Rachel in DC: Especially from a p–ed off parrot

mda19083: pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

Phil & Mrs Phil: The only thing worse is a p-ed off parrot with a gun!

Phil & Mrs Phil: The old lights out trick. Done remotely.

mda19083: its as clear as mud

Rush: 11 pm.

Rush: Nice fog effect.

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Foreshadowing the Monogram movies…

Matt1: Hello P & P!

Rush: P&P!


Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello PnP

Dona: P nP good to see you

Rush: How are you tonight?

Rush: That vault has been robbed already one before!

mda19083: true rush

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice shot of Jimmy!

Rush: I hear a peg leg…


Phox and Phriend: Fellow Detectives! Again, we are “auditing” honorable screening. Still no PC, & tablet is not available. So we extend to all greetings of the hideously hot season, & watch from afar.

Rush: yes, Mike, it was.

Rush: Black Hook…alias Mr. Thomasson!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Caught in the act!

Rush: YES!

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Rush: Looks like CC holds a .45.

Dona: again

Dona: lol

Rush: yes…again!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Would hate to see the cleaning bill, Jimmy

Phil & Mrs Phil: I think it’s a 9mm


Godwinshelley2: Ha!

Matt1: <splash>

Dona: lol


Matt1: <yee-haw>

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

Rush: Closing credits and music….

Godwinshelley2: nice cast in this one

Rush: (applause..)

Rush: as we exit…

PaulM: good one

Phox and Phriend: Well, this is chummy! I just got “Spam message blocked” on here. Does Zuckerberg run THIS place too?

Rush: Another good one!

Mike n Rachel in DC: odd premise, but well executed

Rush: yes.

Hounder has joined this room

Rush: WB Hounder.

Hounder: Sorry. Had to get mom to bed.

mda19083: very enjoyable – and good company here in the chat room

Godwinshelley2: Thanks everyone – have a great week

Rush: You too!

Godwinshelley2: night all

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Hounder: Nite gs

mda19083: and to all a good night

Mike n Rachel in DC: Always a pleasure everyone!

Rush: Next week ….”Charlie Chan in Rio”

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Till next week

Matt1: Good night folks and have a great week and 4th!

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Rush: Thank you all for a wonderful night!

Hounder: Just in time to say goodnight. Hopefully I’ll do better next week

mda19083: here’s to a fifth on the 4th

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Phox and Phriend: Facebook

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Hounder: Nite all.

Dona: Good to see everyone! Thank you Rush. I hope you are getting settled in.

Rush: Have a wonderful week and a Happy Independence Day!

Rush: See you on the 5th!

Dona: Yes

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Rush: Be happy…enjoy the week… be safe…

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Rush: Thank you for joining us tonight, P7P!

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Rush: P and P!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: take care, DV and P&P!

Rush: Thank you and Good Night….

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