The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for August 17, 2020
The Scarlet Clue
Secret Agent X-9 (Chapter 7)
Mike n Rachel in DC
Mr. & Mrs. Phil
scarlet angel & red fox
Rush has joined this room
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Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room
Matt1: Hello Rush!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Greetings!
Matt1: Hello M & R!
Rush: Hello, Matt and Mike/Rachel!
Mike n Rachel in DC: The DC duo arrive early for a change!
Matt1: As in the comic book?
Mike n Rachel in DC: We hope y’all are well and well-masked
Rush: Happy to see you early or otherwise!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice to be back in the groove.
Rush: Yes, all mini=burka equipped!
Rush: We are ready to begin virtual school.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Rach is hot in a veil
Rush: We even upgraded our wifi.
Rush: Mike: 🙂
Matt1: Any sign on returning to classes?
Rush: Not yet.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Rachel’s school (HS) is online until at least January.
Rush: I picture Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown in our case.
Matt1: Some schools started here today.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Mike’s (Univ. of Maryland) is online only until October…then maybe in person for a few classes
Mike n Rachel in DC: Good luck, Matt
Matt1: Nobody wants to be the first to go back….It will be the same for work, i guess
Rush: I think that unless some natural antibody building happens, this thing will drag on and on and….
Rush: In our future state, our Rachel’s future high school will be opening.
Matt1: Even a vaccine will most likely be late 2021 for us, so..
Rush: We might be surprised pleasantly in that regard, matt.
Matt1: I heard LA was testing all teachers and students?
Rush: Didn’t hear that one, Matt.
Matt1: Heard today
Mike n Rachel in DC: UMD has quarantine dorms set up…and a morgue unit in place.
Rush: in San Diego County, where there are 3.3 million peiople, the total deaths attributed to the virus is….600.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Not amazingly encouraging to students and faculty…
Matt1: I think many will see a “miracle” come Nov 4th, but…
Rush: The percentage I predict that you are correct, Matt.
Rush: We need to get kids back into real school.
Mike n Rachel in DC: PG Co. Maryland (where UMD is): current cases 101,917, 3641 dead.
Rush: They are really the ones who sudffer during all this as adults squabble.
Rush: When I was teaching summer school, I could tell that the few kids I had were starving for interaction with their peers.
Rush: Oh, well.
Rush: “Secret Agent X-9!
Matt1: I heard some scary number on abuse too.
Matt1: Ready here
Rush: Chapter seven!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Exactly Rush. This COVID thing sucks. We never realized how much being part of a community (Chan!) matters!
Mike n Rachel in DC: MnR are cued and ready, Chief!
Mike n Rachel in DC: (Rach is dubious about Keye’s moustache)
Rush: Thinking nof Perry White, Mike!
Rush: Me too, Rachel!
Mike n Rachel in DC: She normally likes facial hair on men…but this isn’t doing it for her.
Mike n Rachel in DC: (which is ok…because I like being clean-shaven)
Rush: I tghink that they tried to avoid the “Number One Son” connection with that ‘stache!
Matt1: Few can pull off the “stache” these days
Rush: Let’s say….60 seconds….
Rush: 50 seconds….
Rush: 40 seconds….
Mike n Rachel in DC: *shaves*
Rush: 30 seconds….
Mike n Rachel in DC: Chinese girl is still downcast
Mike n Rachel in DC: a newspaper feature?
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Matt1: Hello Ten!
Rush: Yes, so it said!
Matt1: We just started
Rush: Hello, TM!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi 10man
tenman: started feature or serial?
Rush: We are rolling our serial….and WELCOME!
Mike n Rachel in DC: It would cool if the Post had a spy mystery…
Matt1: Missing the cruise ships!
Rush: I would agree, Mike!
Matt1: 2:20 Ten
Rush: Special Delivery.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Spies!
Matt1: That’s “air mail”!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Amazon ancestor?
tenman: Caught up with my three remotes!
Mike n Rachel in DC: How did the pilot know he was a “bad guy?”
Rush: Good question.
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Matt1: Hello DV!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey DV
DanVenture: Hurrah! Another victory for Rush’s email notices!
Rush: We are a few minutes into the serial.
Rush: Glad you enjoyed, DV!
Rush: Fun material to work with!
Mike n Rachel in DC: The CCF beckons and we come…like moths to a flame…
Rush: A very gentle flame, though!
Rush: A nice low-wattage bulb, perhaps!
Rush: Not to singe wings.
Rush: Benson Fong
Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes. No “bug-killer light” here.
Matt1: Waiting to hear a “Pop”
Rush: Yes, Matt!
Rush: And…no, Mike!
Matt1: We’re sync’d Rush
Rush: I have to say…nice suits in this one!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Double-breasted
tenman: I prefer europpean, especially italian
Matt1: I had a few, lol
tenman: They fit like a glove
DanVenture: Clever ploy…
Rush: While she looks down, he can grab the guns!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Loro Piana, 10man.
tenman: If we could just see that floor
Mike n Rachel in DC: I’m sure he’s only looking at her “guns,” Rush
Rush: it would be filled with chalked “lines.”
Mike n Rachel in DC: *Rach swats Mike*
Rush: OUCH, mike!
Matt1: There goes our family rating, Mike
Mike n Rachel in DC: Sigh. Time to put the weapons away…
Rush: No one can accuse the gang leader of “dish”hood, though.
Mike n Rachel in DC: She also has a remarkably high forehead…
Rush: She reminds me of my fifth-grade teacher.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Did you go to school in China, Rush?
Matt1: Reminds me of Granny on Beverly Hillbillies
Rush: Ah….a “Cy” of relief….
Rush: Yes, matt!
Mike n Rachel in DC: ooh…good call, Matt!
Rush: A younger version.
Matt1: Yes, and taller
Rush: Evesdroppers never hear good of themselves!
Rush: I love this couple!
Rush: I recall the hotel in “City in darkness.”
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm. Looks like the burgomeister from a Frankenstein film.
Mike n Rachel in DC: “Ja. Naturlich, herr Doktor. But vat about ven de monster komm. Ja? Dann was?”
Rush: YOW! The liguid freezer treatment!
Rush: Mike: 🙂
Mike n Rachel in DC: Chilly reception!
Matt1: That’s why I moved to Florida
Mike n Rachel in DC: So nice that they put the instructions how to blow the thing up so prominently.
Rush: Now tghe meaning of the title “High Pressure Deadline” becomes evident!
Mike n Rachel in DC: “To blow this up, turn handle until pressure reaches 200 lbs. Sayonara.”
tenman: I think she just likes to stare at their man parts
Rush: Check the other sleeve!
Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s about the guns, 10man…
Mike n Rachel in DC: See?
Rush: Pressure builds….
Mike n Rachel in DC: OH no!
Mike n Rachel in DC: *holds ears*
DanVenture: Looks like we are going to have a blast!
tenman: soooo cold!]
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Rush: Thyat’s ONE way to get out of the freezer!
Matt1: Hello NT!
Mike n Rachel in DC: *pop*. *boom*
Rush: The end….
Nothere: Who kows what evil lurks in a Charlie Chan movie?
Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>
Rush: WELCOME, NT!
Rush: Missed your arrival!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Double applause for serial and entrance of most honorable NT.
DanVenture: Now, is it X-9 or X-Nine as the title card said?
Nothere: What missed I jus got here.
Louise has joined this room
Louise: Good Evening Chan Clan!
Rush: AH! And good evening to YOU, Louise!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening Louise!
Louise: Hello, hello? Anyone home???
Matt1: Hello Louise!
Rush: A good one (aren’t they all?) tonight!
Louise: Rush, thank you for printing the “indefinite talk” in the email: I got a good laugh at that.
Rush: “The Scarlet Clue.”
Mike n Rachel in DC: MnR are munching wings in DC. Sending salutaions.
Louise: Quiet day here in New Jersey
Rush: You are welcome, Louise!
Nothere: Hi Louise
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Matt1: Hello Dona!
Dona: Hello Everyone!
Louise: Hi all, munching on popcorn and sipping wine until the start
Rush: I have been adding “The Wit and Wisdom of Birmingham Brown” to our film sections.
Nothere: Hi Donna
Rush: Take a look when you can.
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Louise: I’ll check that out, Rush
Matt1: Very nice, Rush!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Excellent, Rush!
Dona: Hi Hounder, Hi Paul
Matt1: Hello Hounder and Paul!
Rush: TYSM, Mike.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hounder, PaulM…salutations from the District!
Rush: I am trying to keep up with the films we are watching.
Hounder has left this room
Rush: Just finished “The Scarlet Clue” yesterday.”
Rush: Hopefully Hounder will return.
Louise: CUED here
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Nothere: Hunt Hounder
Matt1: Hello GS!
Rush: 8 1/2 minutes to go….
Godwinshelley1: Greetings from the FIRST STATE
Louise: GS is back home
Mike n Rachel in DC: GS: no sales tax!
Rush: And that can only mnean that GS is here!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Yay!
Godwinshelley1: I’m back home (for a few weeks)
Dona: Hello GS
Rush: Good to be back hiome, i am sure!
Mike n Rachel in DC: You missed a Louise sighting
PaulM: hi GS
Godwinshelley1: Yes I am in Dela-no-sales-tax-ware
Godwinshelley1: Oh no, I missed Louise
Godwinshelley1: Where is she currently
Rush: THATS where I should buy my next car, then, GS!
Godwinshelley1: Hello – Paul – enjoy your weekend off?
Louise: Are you talking about me?
Mike n Rachel in DC: She’s somewhat evanescent at the moment. We’re hoping for a return.
PaulM: yes, i did GS
Rush: WELCOME, Paul!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Louise: “It” said that you had left.
Godwinshelley1: It’s good until you have to register your car – that is where they get you here
Louise: I never left!!!!!
Godwinshelley1: Hello Louise
Rush: Good evening to ALL!
Louise: Hi GS. They are torturing me here
Rush: Now I need to ready my copy of our film….
Mike n Rachel in DC: GS: They don’t like them new-fanged AUTO-mobiles in Delaware.
Godwinshelley1: Oh no – you need more women to “represent” tonight
Godwinshelley1: I have cued my copy here
Mike n Rachel in DC: *Rachel raises fist*
Godwinshelley1: As long as all you “Front-Platers” stay out of my state – that’s what we call ya’ll
Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re cued in DC
Rush: GS: 🙂
Nothere: Front plater?
Godwinshelley1: We have smaller plates than most states and they are porcelain finished
Godwinshelley1: We only have a back plate
Godwinshelley1: We are such a small state, we can’t afford to take up all the room your so-called normal size plates would take
Rush: I figured that’s what it was!
Rush: 3 minutes….
Nothere: Who your such a small state you have to shrink your plates? Now that is small.
Rush: WEveryone ready?
Godwinshelley1: If you have a 2-digit plate, you are special and can sell it on the open market for big BUCKS
Godwinshelley1: I’m ready
Mike n Rachel in DC: *license plate envy*
Dona: Ready here Rush
Rush: 2 1/2 minutes….
Rush: Very good….
Rush: TWO minutes…
Louise: Popcorn almost gone. How did that happen???
Mike n Rachel in DC: Damn. Mouse prowling through kitchen. Brb.
Rush: In MY home that would be easily answered, Louise!
Godwinshelley1: Found an interesting Gin that changes from Blue to pink if you add citrus or other acids
Rush: 90 seconds…
Rush: 75 seconds…
Mike n Rachel in DC: What gin is that GS? (Mike likes gin)
Rush: 60 seconds…
Rush: 50 seconds…
Rush: 40 seconds…
Godwinshelley1: Butterfly Pea Blossum – in the Victorian Empress Gin
Rush: 30 seconds…
Godwinshelley1: as a tea – it does the same color changes with lemon
Mike n Rachel in DC: *fastens chinstrap*
Mr & Mrs Phil has joined this room
Mr & Mrs Phil: ALOOOHAAA
Nothere: Hy Phills
Matt1: Hello M/M Phil!
Dona: Hello M/M Phil
Louise: GS: I have a tea that does that
Rush: WELCOME, Mr. and Mrs. Phil!
Nothere: And for the newcomers. Who knows what evil lurks in a Charlie Chan movie?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Aloha Phil/Mrs.Phil
Mike n Rachel in DC: Only the Shadow knows, NT
Godwinshelley1: Louise – was it from Republic of Tea’s Halloween tea?
Rush: More Monogram fog….
Mr & Mrs Phil: Good to see all of you!
Mike n Rachel in DC: “It was a dark and stormy night”
Mike n Rachel in DC: …or a Monogram movie
Louise: and that music
Nothere: Ah Ruh stole my fog comment
Nothere: Nice of that place to give fish dinner.
Rush: Sorry, NT!
Rush: YOURS is the great mind.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Just sayin’ but that doesn’t like my first choice for a seafood dinner
Mike n Rachel in DC: *look like
Nothere: No problem. Your the host. I follow our lead.
Rush: Agreed, Mike.
Mr & Mrs Phil: Nothing subtle about those two
Mike n Rachel in DC: He forgot his “I’M FOLLOWING YOU” sign
Rush: Not the most subtle “tail.”
Nothere: Stand here in the middle of the streetalne where the dangerous criminal disappeared.
Rush: YES, Mike!
Rush: And he KNEW he was being followed for 6 hours, 59 minutes.
Nothere: They spied the spy then spie on him.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie is gracious
Rush: Yes, as always.
Godwinshelley1: Rush – are there any books on Earl Derr Biggers’ stories on film, television and radio besides his Charlie Chan tales?
Rush: Neatly “placed” clues.
Nothere: Well always as long as yur not his kid. If Jimmy had done this firt he’d complain about the disguise. Then make a pithy saying.
Mr & Mrs Phil: Cue the can
Matt1: <tin can>
Mike n Rachel in DC: Rausch. Tot.
Louise: small can
Rush: I know that at least one other Biggers tale was made into a movie.
Nothere: small body
Rush: A couple of versions, I believe.
Rush: TYSM, Matt…
Godwinshelley1: More than that – his Idle Hands was made a couple times – and his Baldplate maybe 6 times
Mike n Rachel in DC: Jeez. It’s a good thing at least one detective was doing something
Godwinshelley1: I don’t know about his other short stories
Nothere: Call meecraz but I think they might be at police headquarters.
Mike n Rachel in DC: 9B2X54
Rush: I think “Seven Keyes to Baldpate” is what I am thinking of.
Rush: BB is in TOP form tonight!
Mike n Rachel in DC: radar…radio…radium…rodent…
Rush: We are in for a treat.
Godwinshelley1: Yes – it seems to be the most made one. I like the Idle Hands remakes – with George Arliss – both silent and talkie
Rush: And…we get Ben carter, too!
DanVenture: I keep forgetting I have to work around commercials.
Rush: Uncle Nicodemus.
Nothere: Skip to the end ten restart.
Rush: Nice “explanation” here!
Nothere: BRown was framed.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Virtuoso
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tenman: Xharlie doesn’t mince words
Rush: “You look after me until I am out of sight.”
Rush: “And, here I go!”
Mike n Rachel in DC: Do we see red tonight????
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Are we herte yet?
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: *here*
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: RED Fox!!
Rush: Would you settle for “scarlet,’ Mike?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Al Imoney…
Rush: Mr. Brett.
Rush: Mike: 🙂
Nothere: If this is the radio canter. Where is the radio right?
Mike n Rachel in DC: We think it’s Rachel’s “rose colored glasses” perhaps?
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Punchbowl Table looks like a groaning board!
Rush: Hulda Swensen.
Louise: yingle yangle
Mike n Rachel in DC: They “left” it somewhere, NT
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: I got spurs.
Rush: Water activates something…
Nothere: TYSM Mike and or Racheal
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Tetragene.
Rush: Mrs. Marsh.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Spurs? That jingle, jangle, jingle?
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Hello all!!
Rush: Not the greatest of bosses.
Louise: Mrs Harsh is more like it
Mike n Rachel in DC: Felicitations to the scarlet and red duo
Rush: Poor Herb.
Nothere: OOOH a microphoony. Or a phony at the mic.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Oly Svensen of Fibber McGee & Molly once said he had spurs that yingle yangle yingle
Mike n Rachel in DC: ya sure…
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: A flick of the fox fur to all!
Rush: A late welcome to you, Angel…and “red”
Rush: CC cleared the studio.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Will be in & out tonite, have been packing truck for another trip to new house, & ran later than i’d hoped…
Nothere: Gretings furry people
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Nice to “see” everyone!
Rush: “Horace Karlos.
Mike n Rachel in DC: The Mad Monster…bwahhhha
Louise: “furry people”!!!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey, I just shaved!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Notty, the week would not be complete. If Nothere was not here, my world would slip more cogs.
Rush: The wet, mopped floor reactivated the dried blood on the killer’s shoe.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: I have NO MORE CREDIT at Cogswell Cogs.
Matt1: CC is gooooood
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: FANTASTIK!
Nothere: Can you replace your cogs with pogs?
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: That would clean it up!
Rush: Time to make a call…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Try Spacely Sprockets, Angel. They’ve got good credit terms.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Ask for a guy named “Jetson.”
Nothere: Operator give me the number to mysterious evil guy.
Rush: Teletyped answer…
Louise: I count at least 15 tonight!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Cogs with pogs. Hm. My tech adviser is still at PeeWee Ballet; i will ask on her return. Are pogs cheaper?
Rush: Yes, Louise!
Rush: GREAT company tonight!
Nothere: If Jetson has been fired return tomorrow. He’ll be back.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Imagine if Fox had pups!
Louise: Early form of texting!
Rush: And, we did have Hounder for a moment, too, tonight.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: JAAAAAAAAAAAAAANE! STOP THIS CRAZY THINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Fool. Idiot. Guy using typewriter failed the “how to win friends and influence people course.”
Rush: Yes, Mike!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Remember the little silly-putty like thing you pressed onto typewriter keys to clean them? Think the FBI made those?
Rush: Unknown, Angel!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Firmly
Mike n Rachel in DC: erk…
Rush: Here we go!
Rush: “Indefinite talk”
Louise: “indefinite talk”
Dona: I do remember Angel. I also remember silly putty. I have some.
Rush: Tommy is perplexed.
Nothere: Special talk about………They went to……So you know that….
Louise: Au Revoir
Godwinshelley1: So when they showed these films in the south originally, did they try to cut out the Mantan bits?
Rush: The next time they talk, Tommy adds some of his own.
Mike n Rachel in DC: A+ Charlie line
Louise: Yes Mike and Rach
Dona: Agreed M/R
Rush: I would listen to THIS soap opera just because it is SO BAD!
Nothere: So is that an odd window or just a hole in the wall.
Mike n Rachel in DC: oodles and oodles
Nothere: Yes tomorrow is another day. But is it a day with waffles?
Rush: A GLOPE.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes NT. But we won’t have oodles and oodles of butter until the war is over.
Rush: BB saw Karlos as the monster.
Nothere: NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO only oodles? Oh th humanity. This s a teriible war.
Nothere: Well theres a face for radio.
Rush: A combination of Dracula and a zombie!
Louise: Second time he mentions zombies in a Chan movie
Godwinshelley1: So was this before or after Mantan’s Zombie movies?
Louise: I will check
Rush: At the very end of this scene, it looks almost as if Toler actually gets a shock!
Nothere: Just don’t mention werewolves. There a bit sensitive on the subject. But Frankenstein is fine.
Rush: TYSM, Louise.
Louise: King of Zombies was 1941
Rush: NT: 🙂
Godwinshelley1: So it predates this film
Rush: Four years before this one.
Louise: GS: possible reference to it!
Rush: Could be!
Rush: I would react similarly!
Rush: A lot of sparks and zapping!
Dona: What a hat
Godwinshelley1: So Karloff was rather big in the cinema just before this film with House of Frankenstein in 1944 and Body Snatcher and Isle of the Dead in 1945
Rush: Agreed, Dona!
Nothere: Charlie just can’t put his finger on whats happening.
Rush: I think we saw that one also in “Black Magic.”
Godwinshelley1: Some of that equipment might have been used in 1942 Boogie Man will Get You
Rush: GS, I would say you would be the one to go to about that!
Nothere: So how big is your ego when you hav a bunch of matchbooks printed with your name?
Godwinshelley1: I’ve checked the photos and there are similarities
tenman: She;s dead.
Mike n Rachel in DC: *ding*. Idiot
Mike n Rachel in DC: He could save time by having pre-printed insults
Nothere: Does the type ever not suggest killing people?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Monty Python: Always look on the bright side of life…
Rush: DON”T SMOKE!
Nothere: Water we to do? Oh that’s where I hear drink before.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Tetragene? Bowanite?
Rush: Something like that!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Smoking is bad for you.
Louise: good ciggy
Nothere: Abu rabu simbu 2
Godwinshelley1: Louise – if we see any women wearing an outfit with a peplum – we need to let Rush know – still trying to explain that one to him
Rush: Tommy the pickpocket!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Looks like an anti-smoking commercial
Louise: okay GS
Dona: I’ve never smoked but I don’t understand how a cigarette would make you feel better
Nothere: So are they doing just one episode, or are the taping more than one.
Louise: same question here DONA
Rush: Yes, GS!
Rush: I need to look that one up!
Matt1: <tin can>
Louise: another mini can
Rush: “Full skirts came roaring back after wartime fabric restrictions were lifted, but women still wore pencil skirts with peplum jackets to create an hourglass shape.”
Rush: TYSM, Matt…
Nothere: Her hour is up.
Godwinshelley1: Yes – that back ruffle just under the waistline on a lady’s suit
Mike n Rachel in DC: Sleuths on the scent
Nothere: Does it smell like cookies?
Rush: Another Monogramesque “gimmick.”
Rush: We will see another one soon.
Rush: A very deadly one!
tenman: ooooh. cookies! I for got I have cookies! Thnaks!
Rush: “Someone’s coming!”
Rush: “I’m GOING!”
Nothere: Evil spying counds cool. But do they tell you about the hours you spend throwing cards at your hat in the recruitment videos?
Nothere: Your welcome Ten
Rush: yes, NT!
Rush: “211 Algard Building.”
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Lost in time. What’s the “time”?
Mike n Rachel in DC: No, NT. They tend to downplay the “Life sentence to Sing-Sing” too.
Godwinshelley1: Fancy Shoes on Charlie
Godwinshelley1: Two-tone built like penny loafers
Rush: Brett’s busted!
Louise: how did he find the shoe?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Sacre bleu!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: I’m at 37:10. Yes? No?
Nothere: Sorry Fox. I had to compensate so I’m not sure if my time is right,
Mike n Rachel in DC: 36:20 here
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: I shall literally wait a minute, almost. Between floors.
Godwinshelley1: Do these people not actually WORK in these offices – where is the paper work?
Nothere: Ah not far enough. Time arp commence.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: CRASH!
Mike n Rachel in DC: *ding* Take elevator. Do not–repeat do not–wear parachute.
Nothere: Self working teletypes do the paperwork. It’ one strange place
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Many thanks from humble spectators.
Godwinshelley1: Ah – I see
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Ah so.
Rush: “Going down…”
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: 37:50?
Matt1: So many elevator issues in Chan films
Matt1: <tin can>
Mike n Rachel in DC: Why does the music go up as he falls?
Nothere: Do not wear parachute? I wonder f that’s sig….AAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!
Godwinshelley1: Wouldn’t the elevator start to smell after a couple days
Rush: One of the more graphic demises in a Chan movie!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Don’t get high on your own supply warehouse if over 8 stories.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: BRETT A MURDERERERER?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Depends on what you’re storing, Angel.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Not ME!! FOX, maybe…
Nothere: Yes God. And when the elevator reaches the bottom floor the first time. WEll dn’t be on it.
DanVenture: I get a sinking feeling about this one…
Rush: Here we go again!
Mike n Rachel in DC: *splat*
Rush: I LOVE this!
Louise: “indefinite talk” again
Rush: Tommy adds his own!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Maybe a contractual requirement for MM.
Louise: I think this is better than the first one
Mike n Rachel in DC: This is what first got me (Mike) interested in Chan movies. I was about 10.
Nothere: You thnk your tierd of it now. Hold on to yor hat.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Mike, you were a true delinquigy.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: CLEANING, yes, DYING yes yes yes
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: The Case of The Just vIn Case
Nothere: The talk, or the gadgets Mike?
Mike n Rachel in DC: The talk, Rush. Still love it. 🙂
Nothere: Santa Claus.
Mike n Rachel in DC: My dad used to do it with me…
Louise: funny and weird scene
Rush: Mike, the “indefinite talk” is CLASSIC!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: A little more than we need to know MAKES ME START THINKING ABOUT STUFF I’D LIKE TO KNOW!
Rush: love it too!
Nothere: So you went….Well not that day but….Should have taken a …..
Rush: We will see it again in the near future!
Rush: In an upcoming movie.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Would that the next prexidential [sic] debates (whether this year or 2024) might be in “indefinite” style. Would be such an improvement!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Blimey! A frozen ‘and!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: A CHILLY PIECE OF MURRRRRRRDERRRRRRRR!
Rush: Frozen “Brott.”
Nothere: O.k. who put the corpse in my test tunnel? Have to redo the whole days tests.
Godwinshelley1: Wasn’t there more than one body in the elevator shaft? I thought there was one body down there when Brett dropped in.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: COSMO Building?!! Not—!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Must be tough calibrating that test tunnel with random corpses showing up from time to time…
Rush: Brett was the first.
Rush: And only.
Rush: Another mention of an “undocumented” chan case!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Alias alias alias alias YOU.
Rush: “Charlie chan in Sigapore.”
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Nice desk.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Basic.
Rush: Nice and neat.
Rush: Radio impersonator..
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Rush, any chance you might get our reconstruction team together to create an “undocumented”?
Nothere: I’m with Mike. Seems a fairly simple desk. That’s why they can afford booby trapped elevators. They don’t splurge of furniture.
Rush: “Which frequency do you want me to imitate?”
Mike n Rachel in DC: He’s actually a television set. He only impersonates radios.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh dear.
Rush: Luckily BB was holding onto that hook!
Louise: long way down indeed
Nothere: Well this is where I leave you. May the gentle sea breezes blow you to safe ports until I am Nothere again.
Rush: yes, louise!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Denis Green & Anthony Boucher wrote several of the 1940s Holmes radio scripts extrapolating from “undocumenteds” Watson referred to.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Always a pleasure when you’re “not here” NT
Rush: NT…a pleaqsant evening to you!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Standin’ in the shadows of love?
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Rush: Brett’s blood at the bottom of the shaft.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: NOTTY FELL THRU FLOOR!!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Brett’s & who knows how many others.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: She is SO hot.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Agnes Moorehead would have been such a treat in “her” role.
Dona: Agreed Angel
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Guy on far right looks like he’s thinking about golf.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Guy on far left looks like Clement Attlee.
Rush: “The Dance of the Spirit”
Rush: Ah…live (experimental) television…
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: They’re STILL experimental.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Every set in town was tuned in. The room HERE TONIGHT has more eyeballs.
Rush: “Miguel Moreno and his Marimba Band”
Rush: DON”T SMOKE!
Louise: No not the ciggy
Rush: Just SAY IT!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Only if i’m on fire, Rush, & i’ll send you a postcard.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Uh-oh. 702.
Mike n Rachel in DC: “Now a word from our sponsor…Lucky Strike cigarettes”
tenman: He’s dead Jim!
Matt1: Beam him up
Matt1: <tin can>
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: But not by elevator.
Rush: Willie Rand awaits….
Mike n Rachel in DC: <dilithium can>
Matt1: I got blocked
Rush: The LATE actor…
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Always Buy Chesterfield.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Mooch other brands.
Rush: Trying to eat, watch, and type at the same time!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: CHESTERFIELD presents “Strictly Slush”…
Dona: I did that at the beginning of the movie Rush.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Eisenhower there is finally getting the uptake.
Godwinshelley1: Took me years to understand “transcription” meant a recording and not just a typed script
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: And now we’re too late, right, GS?
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Rush: Lost the Phils…
Rush: And…another “gimmick”
Godwinshelley1: short wave radio “beam” what is that
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: The men in the white coats are a mighty scary bunch.
Godwinshelley1: microwave are directed – but shortwave are high frequency and bounce off the ionosphere and down to the ground
Rush: Chan movies were WAY ahead of their time regarding the dangers of cigarette smoking!
Godwinshelley1: shortwave is not really directional
Godwinshelley1: I think
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: The Surgeon General WAS determined.
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Imagine calling the Geek Squad & explaining THAT’S what you want.
Louise: Yes Rush
Rush: “Wrong door!”
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: BANG BAND the witch is daid.
Rush: Another wrong one!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Don’t take the elevator!
Louise: Chan movies really do some odd and interesting things
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: Elevator indicators musta been all the rage then.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Repeat: Don’t take the elevator
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: But i CAN’T take the stares!
Mike n Rachel in DC: That would be the express…
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: We’re caught in a trap, we can’t walk out
Rush: Janet Carter.
Rush: Secret Service agant.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Need teaspoon to collect vicitm
Mike n Rachel in DC: Rach sez we tried to warn her…
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: I LOVE glass bricks!
Rush: Angel…:) to the above!
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: How many Chan films does BB close it out?
Rush: Nice BB ending!
Rush: THE END
Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>
Mike n Rachel in DC: Another fun Chan film!
Rush: Next week….
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: See all next week, if the creeks don’t rise! Gnite ALL!
Dona: Another good one Rush!
Rush: “The Shanghai Cobra”
tenman: Until next time!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Will it be…
Rush: A favorite of mine.
Mike n Rachel in DC: …but didn’t you…
scarlet angel w/ red fox!: YAY!!!!!!
Rush: Thank you ALL as ALWAYS!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Bye 10man!
Dona: Thank you Rush!
Matt1: Good night and have a great week
Godwinshelley1: Nice to join in for a change — been a heck of a year
Rush: YOU make these evenings what they are….
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Mike n Rachel in DC: Great to have you back GS
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Rush: and what they have been for many years!
Dona: Have a good week everyone! See you next week.
Louise: nice to have you here GS
Dona: Yes GS
Godwinshelley1: yes – a nice change
Louise: stay away from elevators
Rush: Please have a very happy and very safe week!
Mike n Rachel in DC: …so did you…
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Godwinshelley1: Have to go back again after Labor day
Godwinshelley1: Have a good week everyon
Rush: Yes, Louise!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Same to you all! Bye!
Rush: i will!
Louise: nite all
Godwinshelley1: night all
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Rush: Or, I’ll look for a handhold before pushing the button!
Rush: Good night!
Rush: take care….
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DanVenture: Agreed! Don’t “rush” into any elevators
Rush: Stay cool, Dona!
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Rush: In the 90s in my area today.
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Rush: Good night, DV!
Rush: See you next week!
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