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Malex Minute 072

In today’s episode, Icepunk randomly shows up! Do we really need to say any more? Give it a listen and let us know what you think.

Episode Audio

Malex's Thoughts

Ah, Icepunk. Whatever would we do without your amazing talent… for breaking things. And hurting people’s minds.

Icepunk’s cameo this week (not really a cameo since he practically stars in the episode) is prompted because John Morgan is actually back in town. At least, he is for another two days.

It’s also quite interesting because this all coincides (quite coincidentally, I assure you) with the re-release of TUAoMaI 01x52 – the final episode of the Malex and Icepunk book series.

For those of you who don’t know what all of this is about, allow me to give you a quick rundown: 1) Icepunk and Malex take a chemistry class together, and Icepunk burns Malex with acid. 2) In an entirely separate incident, Icepunk nearly loses his hand to a rabid lawnmower. 3) Being adolescents, Malex and Icepunk think these things are the funniest things that have ever happened, so they get together and 4) write a book which has nothing to do with either incident. 5) Despite having left the story on a cliffhanger, Malex and Icepunk quit writing. They cite ‘general busyness’ as a principle cause, but nobody really believes them. 6) Eventually, Malex teams up with his brothers to create the Malex Minute, and 7) Icepunk joins the army.

Now, Icepunk has finished boot camp and MP training, and he’s being deployed this Saturday.

So this episode marks the beginning of an era of great change for us. TUAoMaI episodes are no longer being re-released on a weekly basis, so I feel a great pressure to move forward. Icepunk won’t be around (he won’t even be within visiting distance!) so I can’t consult with him, hang out with him, or rely on him to shake things up. At least, not for a while.

So yeah. A time of great change.

Can’t say I like it…

ttyl!

——Alex Markley

“Hey, you see that guy over there?”

“The one in the business suit? Looks like he’s having a meeting over lunch?”

“Yeah, him.”

“Sure. Why, do you know him?”

“Nope, never seen him before.”

“Then why–”

“Let’s go sing him the Happy Birthday song!”

Transcript

~~ Introduction

Malex: Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to the Malex Minute! I’m Malex, and I’ll be your host today. You know, after that whole ordeal with the Orangutans and the Big Men With Clubs, I’m looking forward to a nice, relaxing week. Where nothing bad happens, and my heart rate has a chance to–

Snufflefungus: Malex! Did you just hear a window break?

Malex: No.

Linus: I did. Let’s go find out what’s going on!

Malex: Oh dear.

~~ Our heroes sneak to the kitchen.

Snufflefungus: (Whispers.) I think I hear somebody using the peanut butter. My peanut butter!

Malex: Aha! There you– What?! Icepunk? What are you doing here?

Icepunk: What does it look like I’m doing? I’m making a sandwich while cleverly hiding from the cops!

Snufflefungus: Making a sandwich with my peanut butter!

Icepunk: Sorry little dude, I need the protein. Linus! Why, I haven’t seen you looking that ugly since that one time. (All the way back during The Unlikely Adventures of Malex and Icepunk 01x28 – “Another Case.” ——Alex, Keeper of Archives)

Linus: Nice to see you too, Icepunk.

Malex: Icepunk, I can’t help but notice that you flung yourself through my kitchen window instead of coming through the door.

Icepunk: What?! Doors aren’t for sissies anymore?! What will they think of next!

Malex: Also, why is there a crashed alien spaceship in the backyard?

Icepunk: What better to outrun the cops in, my dear?

Malex: Never call me that again. Besides, isn’t fleeing the authorities both morally bankrupt and incredibly stupid?

Icepunk: (Simulating radio crackle.) Hold on, I can’t hear you! You’re breaking up! (More crackling.) You’re going to have to call back to get a better connection! (Busy signal.)

Malex: Icepunk… Icepunk!

Icepunk: (Uncharacteristically bubbly.) Hi! This is Icepunk! Sorry I can’t come to the phone right now, but if you leave a message I’ll delete it and never call you again! Bye!

Malex: Fine! Do what you like! Flee from the authorities if you want; see if I care.

Icepunk: You know, the last time I heard that, my hair caught fire… Maybe this isn’t such a good idea. But what else am I supposed to do? Turn myself in?

Snufflefungus: You could always turn yourself inside out!

Linus: He does have a point, Malex.

Malex: What?! We don’t even know what he did yet!

Icepunk: Well, you really don’t want to know. Really, really don’t.

Malex: Right. Sure.

Icepunk: Seriously!

Malex: (Verbal nod.) … It’s a parking ticket thing, isn’t it.

Icepunk: (overly defensive) Shut up! You don’t know anything!

Snufflefungus: What? You need a ticket to park?

Malex: Only at a parking garage.

Snufflefungus: What?! You need a ticket to park in your own garage?!

Linus: No, you only need a ticket to park in other people’s garages.

Snufflefungus: You can buy a ticket that lets you park in any garage you like?

Linus: Sure! And I’ll let you have mine for fifty bucks!

Snufflefungus: Ooh! Lemme get my piggy bank!

Icepunk: Uh, since when does the furball have a car?

Snufflefungus: I don’t!

Malex: Then it’s probably a bad idea…

Snufflefungus: Oh, okay. Piggy, you’re safe for now…

Icepunk: So, can we get back to me now? You’re threatening my narcissism. What am I supposed to do?!

Linus: Well I’m out of appropriate ideas.

Icepunk: Malex, I don’t know why you keep him around. He’s almost as useless as this old man I’ve been dragging around with me for the past six months!

Linus: Uh… An old man?

Icepunk: Yes. He has a lead on the secret to immortality! We’re going to find it… together. Unfortunately, his brain seems to have been damaged in the crash.

Old Man: I’m an old man!

Malex: Yes. Yes, we know. Icepunk, how do you always get yourself into situations like this?

Icepunk: Well, it all started when I was little. I was a happy child way back then–

Malex: I withdraw the question. More pertinently, when are you leaving?

Icepunk: That depends, how much caffeine and protein do you have?

Linus: (Woe.) Oh, it looks like our supply will barely last the day!

Snufflefungus: Whatever shall we do?

Icepunk: Why don’t you just buy more?

Malex: I don’t think you understand. We want you to leave.

Icepunk: Fine, fine! I see how it is!

Malex: No, I mean– it’s not that. I mean, it’s just that you rain down so much pain!

Icepunk: Sure, whatever. Come on, old man. Let’s blow this joint.

Old Man: I’m an old man!

~~ Glass breaks. (Glass breaking sound happens while old man is speaking.)

Malex: Ah. He just left through the dining room window.

Snufflefungus: Why didn’t he just go back through the kitchen window?

Linus: One never knows with Icepunk. One never knows.

Malex: Well, that’s about all I can handle for today. Thanks for listening Ladies and Gentlemen, and hope you join us again next week for more Malex Minute!

~~ End

Credits

Producer and Director: Alex Markley

Writers: Alex Markley and John Morgan. with input from Peter Markley and Gabriel Markley.

Voices: Markley Brothers, with a guest appearance by John Morgan as Icepunk!

Post-processing director: Gabriel Markley

Illustration: Peter Markley

Release manager: Peter Markley

Recording assistance: Leela

Thanks to gezortenplotz for use of the Glass sound effect.

Thanks to everyone for their help and support. :)

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Comments

icepuck = vash

Maybe it's just me or does Icepunk seems to look a lot like Vash the Stampede? :-?

Magic is more than something that you see. Magic is something you feel. It's like the feeling you get when you hear that certain song or see that one person...that's real magic.

Magic is more than something that you see. Magic is something you feel. It's like the feeling you get when you hear that certain song or see that one person...that's real magic.

Peter's picture

*lol*

Hmm... Well, don't blame me. I just drew what Icepunk described to me.

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Can you truthfully and conclusively answer, "No," to this question?

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

Funniest episode!

Snufflefungus: What? You need a ticket to park?

Malex: Only at a parking garage.

Snufflefungus: What?! You need a ticket to park in your own garage?!

Linus: No, you only need a ticket to park in other people's garages.

Snufflefungus: You can buy a ticket that lets you park in any garage you like?

Linus: Sure! And I'll let you have mine for fifty bucks!

Snufflefungus: Ooh! Lemme get my piggy bank!

Icepunk: Uh, since when does the furball have a car?

Snufflefungus: I don't!

Malex: Then it's probably a bad idea...

Snufflefungus: Oh, okay. Piggy, you're safe for now...

I laughed so hard over this exchange, especially Snuffy's, "for now...", that I missed the next line of dialogue. And Snuffy's concern about his peanut butter is so cute!!

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I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing. - Hillel

We should take our comfort from God's word, not from the circumstances of our lives.

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Icepunk: Hi! This is Icepunk! Sorry I can't come to the phone right now, but if you leave a message I'll delete it and never call you again! Bye!

Dude, that's amazing...

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Windows NT crashed.

I am the Blue Screen of Death.

No one hears your screams.

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Gone

Peter's picture

*LOL*

Yeah, I love that part... :D

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Can you truthfully and conclusively answer, "No," to this question?

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

Alex's picture

Hehe

Just a little bit of improv on John's part. ;)

--Alex Markley

"Something tells me there's a monster in my soup."

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

Vash hair

Maybe it's just me or does Icepunk seems to look a lot like Vash the Stampede?

I just told QZ to give me Super Saiyan Goku hair, so I assume the resemblance is purely unintentional. Surely QZ hasn't even heard of Trigun, has he?

lol

You know it is kinda funny. The more I think about it the more icepunk reminds me of Vash the Stampede

Magic is more than something that you see. Magic is something you feel. It's like the feeling you get when you hear that certain song or see that one person...that's real magic.

Magic is more than something that you see. Magic is something you feel. It's like the feeling you get when you hear that certain song or see that one person...that's real magic.

Peter's picture

Mmm...

"Surely QZ hasn't even heard of Trigun, has he?" -Icepunk

Nope.

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Can you truthfully and conclusively answer, "No," to this question?

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

lolz!

You know it is kinda funny. The more I think about it the more icepunk reminds me of Vash the Stampede

I know! Last night I rented the first season of Trigun and it's hilarious how similar they are - they're both tall, skinny, gun-toting ditzes who seem to be followed by rampant destruction and violence.

Mariel 7's picture

Pokemon ... it can only go downhill from here

i]Icepunk: Go, Mr. Old Man. I choose you![/i]

Old Man: I'm an old man.

*twitch, twitch* ... oh ... my ...

Also, is this Old Man any relation to Slappy 0_0 . This may require further investigation

Icepunk: Hold on, I can't hear you! You're breaking up! (More crackling) You're going to have to call back to get a better connection! (Busy signal)

Dude, that's seriously amazing :-D

On the subject of Anime ... I (of course) saw a resemblence from Rurouni Kenshin (Cho). This one likes swords though ... and LOTS of them :-(| X-|

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Pessimist: the glass is half empty

Optimist: the glass is half full

Engineer: the glass is twice as big as it needs to be

SCI-EENNNNCE!!!! @_@ - Dr. Insano

AHHHHHHHHHHH

NOOOOOOOOOOO

THE OLD MAN IS THE WHOLE REASON MISSINGNO EXISTS....

*curls into little ball*

...it's coming... ITS COMING!!!

*rocks back and forth*

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Windows NT crashed.

I am the Blue Screen of Death.

No one hears your screams.

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Gone

Alex's picture

Lol...

lol...

--Alex Markley

"Something tells me there's a monster in my soup."

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

But, GFG...

THE OLD MAN IS THE WHOLE REASON MISSINGNO EXISTS....

Missing no what? Missing no money? Missing no beats? And your grammar is atrocious here, young lady. :-|

Or am I missing something? 0_0

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I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing. - Hillel

We should take our comfort from God's word, not from the circumstances of our lives.

Alex's picture

Her grammer is fine...

MissingNo is a proper noun.

--Alex Markley

"Something tells me there's a monster in my soup."

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

*Shudders*

Yes... MissingNo... or Ketsuban... its...its coming...

Wiki it, SM, iffin you dare...

It's to horrific for me to recover the link myself..

I may not come out alive.

See... MissingNo and I have this thing...

*cough*

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Windows NT crashed.

I am the Blue Screen of Death.

No one hears your screams.

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Gone

On the subject of Ice,

Good luck with that GFG. Mariel, I see no resembalance whatsoever between Kenshin and Ice, but yeah, I hope the writers of Trigun don't sue. But wait, they can't! Ice is real! I'm a little weee bit sleep deprived here people.

Hmmm. Isn't Kenshin a little short to be compared to Ice?

We got up at 0430 to take Ice to the airport :-(( :-(( .

He flew to Chicago, then from there he should be on the plane to Germany with one of his buds from training. Pray he'll stay safe! The next time we may hope to see him is around Christmas.

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Your mind is a terrible thing to lose.

Peter's picture

"MissingNo"

I believe "MissingNo" actually stands for "Missing Number," doesn't it? (The phrase "Missing No." had to do with the programming details of the bug.) Anyway, the official word is that it originated as a bug in the first generation of Pokemon games for the Game Boy, right? Whether it had any prior relations to such things as hell or the devil is up to individual extrapolation as far as I'm concerned... o_o GFG was starting to remind me of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, though - "You're next! You're next!" *lol* XD

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Can you truthfully and conclusively answer, "No," to this question?

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy, Contradictionary - Party

Mariel 7's picture

Confusion

I meant Cho the Sword-Hunter from "Rurouni Kenshin" ... sorry bout the confusion (and no ... Kenshin and Ice couldn't be more different ;-) )

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Pessimist: the glass is half empty

Optimist: the glass is half full

Engineer: the glass is twice as big as it needs to be

SCI-EENNNNCE!!!! @_@ - Dr. Insano

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