Chat Archive 8/12/2019

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for August 12, 2019

The Jade Mask

Secret Agent X-1 (Chapter 4)

Mike in DC

Rush has joined this room

Rush: TEST.

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Matt1: Hello Rush!

Rush: Good evening, Matt!

Rush: How are you since I emailed you this morning?

Matt1: I noticed the two other email addresses you had…..

Rush: It feels good not to be arriving late!

Rush: It is taking my posts a long time to reach the board!

Matt1: One you had my name spelled wrong, so that wouldn’y have worked and the other addy was from when I first joined this group MANY years ago

Rush: Yes! I noticed that! I made the fixes!


Mike in DC has joined this room

Mike in DC: Hello gentlemen!

Matt1: No worries, glad to have you back, but happy to help

Rush: Hello, Mike!

Rush: Rachel is away tonight?

Matt1: Hello solo Mike!

Rush: Matt, I am so thankful for how you were available to help out!

Matt1: Always happy to do so

Mike in DC: Took her grandma to a day with her mother…grandaughter of the year award coming, I think.

Rush: AH!

Mike in DC: Good to see that Rush is here at lift-off time. Welcome back!

Rush: Grandmothers are a treasure.

Matt1: Sounds exciting Mike

Rush: Yes, summer school ended last week!

Rush: Feels good not to be fighting freeway traffic to get home after 5:00!

Mike in DC: This grandma is fantastic. Always in a good mood, etc.

Rush: nice!

Mike in DC: Rush–uck. Do you have traffic worries during the school year? DC is rough.

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Godwinshelley2: Hello all

Mike in DC: Hello GS2

Matt1: Hate traffic….always stressful….even driving to Disney!

Matt1: Hello GS!

Rush: Even when driving home before 3:00 things are tightening up!

Godwinshelley2: So are we properly “manned” at the ready?

Mike in DC:

Rush: Good evening, GS!

Rush: How are things for you tonight?

Mike in DC: Yes. We were just discussing “Rush” hour.

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: “properly”….hey, hey hey!


Godwinshelley2: A bit rushed – Uncle just passed and I’m planning getting a hotel room and meeting up with Mom

Matt1: So sorry for your loss, GS

Mike in DC: Sorry to hear that, GS. Hope the rest of the family are doing ok…

Godwinshelley2: Yes – Uncle Frank was quite a guy – and he managed to hang in there for years beyond what we expected

Rush: It looks like the automatic payment for our site host went through, although they have not sent out a verifying email message yet.

Rush: So, I am sort of relieved.

Mike in DC: So the lights will stay on for another month?

Matt1: Check’s in the mail?

Rush: The yearly payment.

Rush: debit card transaction.

Godwinshelley2: Ah – thank you for keeping us all together


Mike in DC: Simon Legree is at the door. He wants the rent money.

Rush: Good for another year!

Godwinshelley2: I noticed you partly changed the mail in the message – though you left the “L”

Godwinshelley2: email

Godwinshelley2: I improved it when I posted it on facebook

Rush: Louise, last week, copied ALL of the content for the site so we have an option if needed or desired!

Rush: She’s great with things tech!

Matt1: Not me!

Mike in DC: Chan will carry on.

Godwinshelley2: Your fancy weekly emails are a bit harder for me to copy and paste into facebook now with all those links.

Godwinshelley2: Yes Louise is great

Rush: GS…a minor miracle that that was my only mess-up!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: I can start emailing you the separate text.

Godwinshelley2: I can’t imagine what it is like to do that week after week – a big effoert

Rush: As w Word document?

Godwinshelley2: yes just the photo and the text either without mention of links below or copy the links as text into the message

Rush: If you want, i can send you this week’s.

Godwinshelley2: I already posted it yesterdaty

Mike in DC: Well, if Rush keeps an archive they can be re-used in future years. Maybe just some sprucing up and updating?

Godwinshelley2: Yes except for those crazy little details like email address or links

Mike in DC: Pesky things, those links.

Rush: Actually, you can copy the text which is posted at our Message Board, GS!

Matt1: How about copying it from our Message Board instead?

Godwinshelley2: And any discussion of things like new webpages that are Chan related

Rush: That is the simple text alone.

Matt1: Great minds

Rush: Great only at your end, Matt!

Godwinshelley2: I’ll look at it later and see if it would work. I usually do it from my cellphone – email copied to facebook

Godwinshelley2: Did you see the new page about Chan Sons on Facebook?

Matt1: No

Rush: Well, GS…if I can access that page without being on Facebook, I will, but, I boued out of those social media outlets more than a year ago.

Matt1: I’m cued for X-9

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Rush: Tired of the constant rancor on them!

Matt1: GS x 3!

Mike in DC: I’m seeing double!

Rush: Me “three.”

Mike in DC: Agreed, Rush. I also avoid social media as much as possible.

Rush: Yes.

Godwinshelley2: it’s not letting me copy the link

Rush: Also, I would hear from “friends” I never knew!

Rush: My email in-box would fill with them at times!

Mike in DC: Ugh.

Mike in DC: I had a run of Russian brides for a bit. That did it.


Matt1: We getting ready to start?

Godwinshelley2: There – can’t seem to do that from my iphone

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Matt1: Who needs another bride, Mike?

Rush: But, GS…I thank you SO MUCH for doing what you do for the multitudes who DO use facebook! 🙂

Mike in DC: Not I. But they were trying to sell me a harem.

Godwinshelley2: Facebook is a bit more attractive to folks who haven’t found us yet

Matt1: Hmmmm

Godwinshelley2: Well there is the link to the Chan sons page


Rush: GS, the link works!

Rush: Thank you!

Godwinshelley2: Does make we wonder what about the daughters

Mike in DC: GS is our Director of Recruitment, I see. It looks like an interesting page.

Rush: maybe we can post that in our weekly announcement, if that is not too early.

Godwinshelley2: Just spreading the “gospel”

Matt1: Just “liked”

Godwinshelley2: I think it’s by an author who is working on a book about the sons

Matt1: That would be interesting

Rush: Speaking of the Chan daughters, first, through the help of Len, and then with a little further looking on my own, I found some nice postings at Amazon by Frances chan’s son!

Rush: Nice tid-bits!

Godwinshelley2: Ah NICE

Mike in DC:

Rush: look for “Meeting at Midnight” at Amazon, and then look through all the comments dating back a number of years.

Rush: yes.


Rush: Well!

Rush: We should start our extra!

Rush: Plaes ready the online link!

Matt1: Ready here

Rush: ready, too.

Mike in DC: All set for X9

Godwinshelley2: I’m set

Rush: Let’s say…30 seconds…

Mike in DC: Cool, Rush!

Rush: 25…

Mike in DC: OK. Gotta find my trench coat.

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 20…

Mike in DC: ?

Rush: OOPS!

Rush: Sorry!

Mike in DC: LOL

Matt1: lol

Rush: FIFTEEN seconds…

Rush: Messed up!

Rush: 10…

Matt1: Rusty?

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!


Godwinshelley2: 1945

Mike in DC: Yay. Glad to see that Rush is knocking off the rust.

Rush: I guess i am a bit rusty!

Rush: 🙂

Mike in DC: Miss the bumblebee music. This is lame.

Mike in DC: China!

Rush: I was reading my analog clock as if we were going at the top of theclock instead of at the 30-second point!

Godwinshelley2: Snow

Rush: early 1943…

Rush: When my parents were married…in Washington, D.C.

Godwinshelley2: Ah – were they working for the work effort?

Cdirus has joined this room

Godwinshelley2: Hello CD

Matt1: Hello CD!

Rush: Wild ride!

Mike in DC: Hi CD.

Cdirus: CDirus drops a basket full of produce and tries to sneak away.

Rush: Hello, CD!


Rush: CRASH!

Matt1: Someone needs AAA


Mike in DC: Rush, my parents were married in the summer of ’42 in La Jolla.

Cdirus: Hi guys!

Rush: Hi!

Mike in DC: Hey CD!

Rush: We are watching the serial.

Rush: If you want to do so, too…

Cdirus: I’ve got it going

Rush: We are nearing the 4:30 mark!

Mike in DC: Lots of action this week

Cdirus: Right on time.

Rush: 4:50

Rush: Very good!

Rush: Keye Luke is prominently in this one.

Rush: “Ah Fong.”

Mike in DC: #3 Son?

Godwinshelley2: I thought the credits spelled it AB FONG – weird – will have to go back to look

Rush: nterestingly, AH FONG was the name of Benson Fong’s Los Angeles restaurant!

Rush: Sorry…

Rush: Back…

Mike in DC: Bach is following her?

Rush: Yes…Bach..or Balk…or, maybe…Bawk…

Mike in DC: Bach is now a prisoner.

Mike in DC: Where is Brahms?

Rush: I guess you could say he’s a “push-over.”

Cdirus: or Mozart?

Mike in DC: Precisely, CD.

Rush: Cute characters!

Mike in DC: Pin the tail on the donkey?

Rush: Mug shots?

Mike in DC: Apparently he doesn’t look enough like the dude they’re trying to impersonate.

Rush: Keye Luke has a nice “look” in this one.

Louise has joined this room

Rush: hello, Louise!

Louise: Hello Chansters!

Matt1: Hello Louise!

Rush: Welcome!

Godwinshelley2: Hello Louise

Mike in DC: Hey Louise!

Rush: We are watching the serial.

Louise: Nice to see you all

Cdirus: Hi Louise!

Godwinshelley2: Nice tie on Key

Rush: How are you this evening?

Mike in DC: Scratch one spy.

Rush: yes!

Louise: Fine here. Waiting for a big storm set to hit tomorrow

Rush: Oh…

Rush: At least nothing big tonight!

Godwinshelley2: Yeah I have an interview with a temp company in the afternoon tomorrow – will probably be pouring

Rush: Thunder and lightning expected, louise?

Cdirus: We’re supposed to get it tonight/tomorrow morning

Louise: Tonight are the Perseids, the meteor shower. Hope it is not cloudy.

Cdirus: It’s Ohio, ther

Rush: One of these days, I might be out nearer to all of you and will get to experience some of that.

Louise: Heavy rain and tornadoes!!!

Cdirus: It’s cloudy

Godwinshelley2: Yeah we are a bit more east of you

Rush: Cliffhanger moment coming…

Cdirus: NWS did say that a brief spin up tornado is possible tonight

Mike in DC: You’re not missing a lot, Rush. I think you definitely have the “good weather” thing.

Matt1: Not so secret

Mike in DC: Oh oh…

Godwinshelley2: Chapter 5 next week

Louise: Agreed Mike

Rush: “Doom – Downgrade” next week! I think I “get” it!

Mike in DC: Machine gun and all.

Rush: next week…Chapter five.

Rush: Louise, again i thank you for all you did last week to download all of our Web site!

Godwinshelley2: I guess I need to dig out the DVD for tonights feature – Jade mask – is that right?

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Godwinshelley2: Hi Paul

Matt1: Hello Paul!

Rush: It looks like the yearly renewal payment went through, so, at least that concern is not a concern, now!

Rush: Good evening, paul!

Cdirus: Hi Paul!


PaulM: hi there

Rush: 5 minutes till we start the feature!

PaulM: all set

Rush: 4 1/2 minutes…

Rush: Please ready your copies to the Opening title!

Matt1: Cued!

Louise: Cued here

Rush: And…I am, too!

Rush: THREE minutes to go…

Rush: This time i will NOT mess up the countdown! 🙂

Rush: 2 1/2 minutes…

Matt1: You got this!

Godwinshelley2: Cued here

Rush: Very good!

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Rush: TWO minutes…

libraryjim: Cued here, too

Matt1: Hello Jim!

Rush: Hello, LJ!

libraryjim: Just in time, I see.

Cdirus: Hi Jim!

Rush: less than two minutes to showtime!

libraryjim: Hi,all

Godwinshelley2: hi

Rush: 90 seconds, LJ…

Rush: “The Jade Mask”

Rush: WELCOME to you….

libraryjim: La mascara de jade

Rush: 60 seconds…

Rush: 50 seconds…

Phil has joined this room

Rush: 40 seconds…

Cdirus: HI Phil!

Godwinshelley2: hi phil

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!


Rush: Title….

Rush: Music…

libraryjim: Going

Godwinshelley2: Nice title card

Mike in DC: Nice tam-tam/gong note

Phil: Aloha to all my Chan friends!

Rush: Credits…

libraryjim: Aloha, Phil


Godwinshelley2: Hello Phil

Matt1: Hello Phil!

Mike in DC: Aloha Phil!

Rush: WELCOME, Phil!

Mike in DC: Love Chan with the mask

Phil: Yeah, with the mask he doesn’t even look Chinese.

Rush: yes…nice Monogram-style title card image!

libraryjim: foggy gates

Godwinshelley2: Back in the Fog again this week

Rush: Fog…

Louise: A spooky one with my favorite music

Rush: Fog horn in the distance…

Mike in DC: Yes..lots of “atmosphere”

Rush: Indeed!

libraryjim: buzzzz

Rush: Yes, louise!

Mike in DC: Orange

Mike in DC: Orange

Rush: “Who’s there?”

Louise: Bang!

Rush: The butler didn’t DO it…he almost GOT it!

libraryjim: Butler was lucky

Mike in DC: Mad scientist

Rush: Yes!

Louise: Crazy lab scene

Rush: bad guy either had bad aim, or meant to send him back inside!

Louise: Why did they take the masks off?

Cdirus: That’s what they make fume hoods for

libraryjim: so we could hear them

Rush: Interesting process: making wook as hard as steel.

Louise: Oh jim, that is too practical!

Mike in DC: cough

Rush: (wood)

Mike in DC: Love that the gas chamber is right next to the parlor.

Rush: yes, Mike.

Louise: I don’t think I have ever seen tis movie…

Rush: What we might expect from this eccentric inventor!

Phil: Was thinking the same thing Mike. Hope they have a good seal.

Rush: Yes, Louise?

Rush: We will be seeing Number FOUR Son, Edward…Eddie!

Louise: I must have missed it each year!!!~

Rush: This will be a treat for you!

Louise: Yes Rush.

Rush: Enjoy!

Rush: “You think of….ALMOST everything.’

Phil: What a SWELL guy.

Rush: Let’s make it easier: He does not trust ANYONE.

Mike in DC: It’s the fuzz.

Louise: He let him in!

Rush: (creak…)

Mike in DC: WTF

Rush: Bad guy slips in…

Rush: Rumble in the bushes…

Mike in DC: This is not a good security arrangement, guys

Phil: Intruder 1 Cop 0

Louise: Ah Hah! The ole switcherooo!

Rush: And, a “new” cop!

Rush: yes!

Louise: love the voice

Mike in DC: Good thing the uniform fit…

Rush: yes!

Rush: (Vroo00mmm….)

Rush: (creak…)

Mike in DC: Fail.

PaulM: that “cop” sounds like Chief Wiggums from The Simpsons

Rush: :0

Rush: I mean: 🙂

Rush: Quietly observes…

Rush: (boing…)

Mike in DC: Dude. The gas mask doesn’t work if you take it off…

Phil: Cue the can

Rush: Meanwhile, in the City….

Mike in DC: We seem to have a potential can situation…

Rush: Yes, Phil…after verification!

Matt1: BB!

Rush: “My personality always count in END.”

Phil: I recline corrected.

Louise: Eddie!

Matt1: Eddie!

Mike in DC: Edward.

Godwinshelley2: Eddie sounds like he wouldn’t ditch school like #1 and #2 sons

Rush: Yes…the bookworm of the family!

Louise: Strictly stratospheric!

Rush: Eddy is played by EDWIN Luke…Keye’s brother.

Mike in DC: Sturdy table…


Rush: TYSM, Matt…

Rush: Yes, Louise!

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Matt1: Hello Lou!

Rush: LOU!

Phil: Wait what..yeah verified.

HonoluLou: Yes, Howdy!

Rush: Good evening to YOU!

Mike in DC: Hello Lou

Rush: How are you tonight, lou?

HonoluLou: Hi Mike.

Godwinshelley2: What area of town do you think the background is

Phil: Matt, you’re right on it tonight.

Godwinshelley2: Sheriff Mack

HonoluLou: Doing good, and you?

Rush: I believe it was meant to be somewhere in NYC.

Matt1: TYSM

Rush: Sheriff Mack.

Godwinshelley2: Is that “Tombstone”?

Rush: No, but he sure has a resemblance!

Godwinshelley2: He didn’t seem tall enough

Mike in DC: Sounds like him, but the face doesn’t match

Louise: You need a mask to go in there, unless you are one of the guys who go in there all the time…I give up on this logic.

Rush: Dry sense of humor.

Louise: Puppets???

Rush: Alan Bridge: Sheriff Mack

Godwinshelley2: Likes to employ relatives – can pay them cheap and promise them something in his will perhaps

HonoluLou: Just thought I’d stop by to say “Aloha” all. Hope you have a great night. Got to run. Ciao, Lou

Mike in DC: Ciao! Hope to see you again soon.

Rush: Slim Summerville: Sheriff [“Tombstone”] Fletcher

Godwinshelley2: Night HL

Rush: Good night, sir!

Matt1: Take care, Lou

Rush: Take care…

Mike in DC: What about that…wicked smile…policeman?

Rush: She sounds like the video juke box lady in “The Shanghai Cobra.”

HonoluLou has left this room

Mike in DC: Charlie smells a rodent

Louise: Weird dummies

Mike in DC: But where is the…JADE…mask?

Rush: Janet Warren:

Rush: The Jade Mask: Jean Kent
The Shanghai Cobra: Lorraine

Rush: Lorraine the juke box operator.

libraryjim: good ear, Rush, to be able to id here

libraryjim: her

Mike in DC: bzzzz

Godwinshelley2: Depending on the funeral arrangements for my Uncle – I may be missing next week

Rush: Is he riding on Pop’s coat tails?

Rush: GS, I am sorry to hear of your uncle’s passing…

libraryjim: I should be here next week, and then off for the next three or four for family activities. Should run through first three weeks of September

libraryjim: GS, my sympathies.

Rush: Understood, LJ.

Godwinshelley2: Thank you

Louise: Social problem

Mike in DC: We will miss both GS & LJ!

Rush: So, we learn here that Eddie is in college..if there were any doubt!

Godwinshelley2: What TYPE of murder have we got?

libraryjim: a murder without a corpse.

Rush: Prepare for a shocking revelation…

Godwinshelley2: So did the actor playing Eddie do many other roles?

Rush: He did a few more, but not in the CC series.

Rush: GSAP!

Mike in DC: Gross.

Rush: (GASP!)

Phil: He’s definitely dead NOW. Tin can for sure.

Mike in DC: Chan scrutinizes reactions…

Louise: That was interesting

libraryjim: huh. Not very well loved by his “friends”, eh?

Mike in DC: Agreed, Phil. Not much of a probationary period for that corpse.

Rush: Meeker’s voice is a little like that of jack Benny at times.

libraryjim: Oh Rochester!

Rush: “Not worth the trouble.”

Rush: LJ: 🙂

Mike in DC: I see we have finally dispensed with gas masks altogether.

Rush: Yes. it is okay to be without one for a short while…

Rush: But, to remain without for too long results in sickness or worse!

Mike in DC: Maybe this is the case of the Jade GAS mask?

Rush: 🙂

Louise: Jade gas mask would be cool

Rush: “Jade” sounds more exotic than “plaster”!

Rush: Nice vintage phone.

Mike in DC: I like this sheriff.

Rush: Me too. He’s pretty entertaining.

Mike in DC: “Completed a tour of the victim’s interior.”

Rush: I think that might be the Declaration of Independence on the wall of that office.

Rush: Background.

Rush: “You people just don’t enter into the spirit of things…”

Rush: CC used “was” to describe Officer Kimball.

Mike in DC: The truth will out.

Rush: Not a kind remark by Sheriff Mack a few lines ago!

Rush: (Knock…)

Godwinshelley2: You mean “why would he see you?”

Rush: Yes.

Mike in DC: Charlie: Merely stating obvious

Mike in DC: If honorable shoe fit…

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Tell NOW!

Louise: 5 minutes?

Rush: Never wait five minutes!

Mike in DC: Hm. This doesn’t seem like a plan for long life.

Rush: It can be an “eternity.”

Louise: I love that Birmingham just stands ther and watches

Phil: Cue the can

Rush: Yes…

Mike in DC: Tincan supply taking a beating in this one


Rush: TYSM, Matt…

Mike in DC: Might be time to order another case or two

Louise: These 3 babes are suspicious

Rush: Yes!

Mike in DC: Oooh

Rush: Enough suspicion to spread around that household!

Mike in DC: Eddie got promoted to butler.

Rush: BB gets body detail, again!

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Rush: This is the first adventure where BB is officially a part of the Chan team.

Louise: She is always on the verge of confessing

Rush: Now she becomes assertive!

Rush: “Murder know no law of ‘relativity.'”

Mike in DC: Chan is unimpressed with tough talk

Louise: Eeeew. Don’t tough

Louise: touch

Rush: As a kid, we had a couple of surplus Dictaphones like the one we see here.

Mike in DC: Fortunately it was just water

Phil: Indeed Mike.

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Rush: Strange combination, to be sure!

Louise: DARTS!

Rush: Light and bell.

Mike in DC: Since there are no pets in the house he was pretty safe.

Rush: Lloyd Archer.

Phil: Yeah but it looked kinda foamy and yicky.

Louise: Awful family!

Rush: VERY odd family.

Mike in DC: Any relation to the guy in the Maltese Falcon?

Rush: Eddie asleep on the job!

Godwinshelley2: He would have licked his lips and gone up there with you.

Mike in DC: Charlie almost got perforated

Rush: Which guy, Mike?

libraryjim: like a pin cushion

Mike in DC: Mr. Archer. Wasn’t Bogart’s partner Myles Archer?

Godwinshelley2: Yeah – Bridget shot him on Post street

libraryjim: and then there was Lew Archer, PI

Rush: AH! I get it now!

Godwinshelley2: That’s what the licked his lips quote was from

Phil: Eddie needs slapped around a bit. Just to help him stay awake.

Mike in DC: Right, GS!

Louise: Pajamas loud enough

Godwinshelley2: Eddie’s pajamas are NOT as loud as #1 son’s

libraryjim: without you make noise

Rush: Yes.

Mike in DC: We found the corner of Bush and Stockton where the murder “actually” happened. There’s a cute bronze plaque there.

Rush: Zebra-like liks Pop’s borrowed ones in “Egypt.”

libraryjim: neat

Godwinshelley2: If silence is golden, you are bankrupt.

Rush: “If silence is golden, you are bankrupt.”

Rush: 🙂

Mike in DC: Eddie needs the dragon robe to accessorize the outfit.

Rush: You beat me to it, GS!

Louise: Zombie reference!

Rush: Yes.

Godwinshelley2: Fast typing background

libraryjim: But the Chan curiosity almost killed me.

Rush: Some good “Birminghamisms” in this one.

Mike in DC: Yes. The plot is so-so, but the sheriff and some of the dialog is very fun.

Louise: Yes Rush, like Chan’s aphorisms

Rush: I have said it for years, but we need to start collecting these statements by BB!

libraryjim: agreed!

Rush: yes, louise!

Mike in DC: Maybe he should have a section in the family home, Rush?

libraryjim: He’s got some great lines

Godwinshelley2: Might need an intern to look into those

Louise: I’d enjoy that list, Rush

Mike in DC: We need a Chan Family grad student!

Rush: That might be our Eddie.

Rush: If anyone would be a grad student, it would probably be him.

Mike in DC: I have a few GAs. Maybe we could add some research hours.

Godwinshelley2: While they catalog the music used in Monogram films perhaps

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Rush: Chan holds onto the recordings correctly.

libraryjim: I worked as docent at a museum once where they had a phonograph like that one

Rush: “Thirty days hath September, June, and August…”

Godwinshelley2: My aunt has one that plays cylindars

Mike in DC: Let me guess. No gas mask.

Louise: Take her out of there

Rush: Yes, LJ?

Rush: What did that museum specialize in?

libraryjim: it was cool, but it would have been cooler if they would have played it once in a while.

Rush: There was also an accompanying machine that would “erase” unwanted recordings.

Rush: It wouls shave down the surface.

Rush: (would)

libraryjim: It was one of the oldest houses in Tallahassee, preserved to look as it did in the 1920s-30s. It was from the steps of that house that the Emancipation Procamation was read after the Civil War

Rush: Interesting, LJ!

Rush: Pretty historic place.

libraryjim: Definitely.

Mike in DC: My mom was a secretary back in the day. There are some old family photos of her using one of those with earphones and typing.

Mike in DC: Very cool LJ.

Rush: CLOSE your mouth!

libraryjim: There’s the mask

Louise: DART!

Rush: Too late!

Phil: Cue the can

Matt1: Can’t tin can

Matt1: Ugh

libraryjim: I like that sheriff. He has some good lines of his ow

libraryjim: own

Rush: Agreed, LJ.

Mike in DC: Round round look around, I look around…yeah

Rush: “Good evening, officer…”

Rush: Off duty.



Rush: Can time…

Rush: TYSM, Matt…

Phil: i quit

Matt1: Must have bought darts in bulk

Rush: Our official count: FOUR?

Mike in DC: Costco has good deals on lethal darts, I hear.

Rush: 🙂

Louise: I hate those dummies

Rush: Jerry Mahoney!

Godwinshelley2: Knuckhead Smith

Rush: (Boing…)

Rush: GS: 🙂

Mike in DC: Sort of like a giant Pez dispenser

Louise: That is some bad breath on that dummy. It can knock over a book!

Rush: Actually it was SMIFF!

Rush: I used to watch that show as a kid!

Rush: Remember the secret password, GS?

Godwinshelley2: Did you know Paul Winchell of Jerry Mahoney fame was an Acupuncturist!! He even wrote a couple books on it

Godwinshelley2: Know I don’t rush

Rush: Yes, AND he invented some sort of artificial heart valve, I believe!

Godwinshelley2: Ah – phonetically

Rush: “Scaddy-waddy-doo-doo.”

Godwinshelley2: Wow – won’t remember that

Rush: 🙂

Mike in DC: Strong?

Louise: She has big shoulders

Rush: The EAR!

Godwinshelley2: 1940s were BIG on shoulder pads

Rush: yes, GS!

Rush: Meeker!

Mike in DC: Meeker?

libraryjim: That’s how Holmes saw through Irene Adler’s disguise

Mike in DC: Speaking of masks?

Rush: BB grabbed him!

Rush: Archer is Meeker!

Godwinshelley2: Ears are different – after using hundreds of folks ear for Acu-Detox – I’ve noticed that on my own

Rush: “Where is Meeker?”

libraryjim: “try and find out”

Rush: Victim number five.

Godwinshelley2: Liked BB’s reaction to “only sane person in this house”

Rush: “I am the ONLY sane person in this house.”

Rush: A sure sign of…otherwise…

libraryjim: yep

Mike in DC: I think I see an insanity defense in the works here

Louise: They are always secretly married…

Rush: Yes.

Godwinshelley2: So she doesn’t have to testify against husband?

Rush: I think that might not be necessary, GS!

Rush: Enough other evidence!

Mike in DC: I wonder if there are any darts left around…

Godwinshelley2: What do they do with the 5 dead bodies?

Rush: Don’t walk around that house barefoot!

Godwinshelley2: Love this ending

Rush: Funny bit here.

Matt1: Funny scene

Rush: Yes, GS!

Godwinshelley2: I just slowed down

Rush: (Zoooommmm!)

Mike in DC: BB…future in the NFL!

libraryjim: LOL, not realistic, but a lot of fun!!!

Rush: “The End…


Rush: Buy War Bonds

Mike in DC:

Louise: Good one!

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libraryjim: another good entry

Rush: Ejoyed it, Louise!

libraryjim: What’s next week?

Mike in DC: Yes..not a great film, but a very fun addition to the Chan oeuvre

Rush: Next week: “The Scarlet Clue.”

Louise: Yes Rush. Fun to see a “new” one.

Rush: Nice!

Godwinshelley2: I’m not sure of my schedule – hope to be here next week.

Mike in DC: We are going deep into the Monograms!

Rush: Thank you ALL for a FUN evening!

Matt1: Need to run, but hope you all have a great week

Godwinshelley2: Good night everyone!

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Mike in DC: GS, hope all is well with you and yours.

libraryjim: Good night, all!

Rush: Always a nive gettaway for me from the harsher realities of the day!

Louise: Bye all

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Rush: Good night…

Mike in DC: Good night everyone…see y’all next week!

Cdirus: Night, see you all next week!

Rush: take care, everyone…

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Rush: I appreciate the wonderful company you ALL offer!

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Rush: Thank you ALL so much!

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Rush: Good night, paul!

Rush: have a wonderful week!

Rush: Good night!

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