Snufflefungus is blue?! Give it a listen and let us know what you think.
Snufflefungi were never meant to be blue. I think I feel justified in stating this fact.
It might be interesting to note that I was pretty sick during the recording of this episode. I could barely hear my own voice, and by the end of the recording process I was so tired I went and took a nap.
In fact, I was sure my voice would sound strange and stuffy in the recording, but listening to it now it seems pretty okay.
Anyway, we’re hard at work right now preparing for next week’s party!
Frankly, it looks like it’s going to be a blast and I really think you need to come.
For one thing, the whole “live Malex Minute recording” should be enough to send waves of anticipation right into your fragile cerebral cortex. For another thing, we’re giving away free stuff at the party!
Now, I had already mentioned that we were giving away free stuff to everyone who walks in the door, but I didn’t reveal any of the juicy details!
The big one is a free CD. Now, this is no ordinary CD. This is a special, magical CD. Specifically, a CD with Malex Minute Quarter Seven burned onto it! Now, you may be wondering, “What’s the big deal? It’s a CD full of stuff I can download for free on the Internet!” Well, if that’s what you’re wondering, you’d only be half right!
This is the first time that a Malex Minute quarter has been offered to the public at uncompressed CD quality. Compared to the low-bitrate mono MP3 files we offer as free downloads, you’ll be amazed at the difference CD quality makes!
Equally fun, but more sticky and less compatible with your CD player: Stickers!
We had about a thousand stickers printed up for this party. And these aren’t the crummy stickers we used to get, either. These are the real deal. They’re made of durable vinyl and the ink is slathered on so thick you can feel it raised above the surface of the sticker. It’s precision, high quality, full color, and (oh yeah) the design is cool too!
Of course, you’ll have to come to the party to find out exactly what that design is.
Remember, the Party is March 1st, which is Next Saturday!
Hope to see you there!
“Eventually, he will be forced to come to the horrifying conclusion that the future doesn’t exist.”
Malex: Howdy, everybody. Malex here. Apparently, ’tis the season to be sick, as everyone seems to be passing something on to somebody.
Snufflefungus: Even I’m sick!
Malex: Hey, looks who’s finally awake– Whoa! Snuffy, you’re blue!
Snufflefungus: I have a case of blue-fur-itis.
Malex: What in the world…?
Linus: Hey Malex, I think we’re out of blue spray paint.
Malex: Oh really.
Linus: (Laughs) Ha ha, what happened to Snuffwad? Trying out a new ‘look,’ are you? That’s a laugh and a half!
Malex: Linus, how could you?! You’re always playing practical jokes and telling poor Snuffy lies like it’s all a game to you. But this is too far! Have you no shame?
Linus: What are you talking about?
Malex: Oh don’t be ridiculous, you’re not squirming out of this one! You spray-painted Snufflefungus blue!
Linus: I think I’d remember something that funny.
Malex: (Anger) Don’t deny it, I won’t stand for it!
Malex: (More Anger) I could take away your physical body again faster than you can spit! You’d better apologize this minute to poor–
Malex: (Still Angry.) What?!
Snufflefungus: Blue-fur-itis is a real symptom among us Snufflefungi. It just means I got a cold. (Sneezes.)
Snufflefungus: Yeah. This isn’t spray paint.
Malex: Well… I’m sorry, Linus.
Linus: You’ll get over it.
Snufflefungus: Malex, I can’t help but notice that it’s snowing outside. Does that mean we can have another Christmas this season?
Linus: Snuffy, that’s not snow! It’s white sand – the hottest kind. This is your summer by the way, so enjoy it.
Snufflefungus: Hey… (Skeptical) That’s not really true, is it?
Linus: No really, would I lie to you?
Snufflefungus: Oh. Of course not! I believe you Linus!
Malex: So, Linus, do you want me to yell at you again?!
Linus: No, I’m earning the yelling from two minutes ago. It’s called reverse-causality, doofus.
Malex: Snuffy, Linus’s words are not true. It really is snowing, not sanding.
Snufflefungus: I wish the world would make up its mind.
Malex: But this doesn’t mean Christmas is coming again… At least, not any time soon. Snow happens long after the Holidays are over and well into the new year.
Snufflefungus: Is it gonna snow forever?
Malex: No, just for a few more weeks.
Snufflefungus: (Cheerful) Okay!
Linus: The gods must be angry at us. They’re punishing us with weeks and weeks of terrible weather.
Malex: Oh be quiet, Linus.
Snufflefungus: Malex, if I’m not too sick, can I go out and play in the snow?
Linus: No Snuffy, don’t do it! Summer is meant to be enjoyed from a distance! The sand and the hot sun will burn you!
Malex: I’m not sure, Snufflefungus, maybe it would be best if you just stayed in and rested.
Snufflefungus: Yeah, okay.
Linus: Say, you all remember the Dust Bowl, don’t you?
Snufflefungus: You mean the drought that swept the Great Plains of western Kansas, Oklahoma, and the Texas panhandle in the 1930s?
Linus: Yeah, that one.
Malex: Well I wasn’t really there, but it sounded horrible. Giant walls of blackness descended on people’s homes, and the almost decade-long dust storm reduced the whole area to a barren wasteland. I’d bet even Snuffy’s trademark cheerfulness filter would have had some difficulty blocking that out…
Linus: Yeah, sounds fun.
Snufflefungus: Malex, were you just talking about something sad? I couldn’t hear a word you said.
Malex: Why are we talking about sad things on a comedy show anyway?
Linus: I dunno! You got a better idea?
Malex: Not really…
Linus: You’re as boring as they come. You know that?
Snufflefungus: Hey look, it’s not snowing so much anymore.
Malex: Okay you know what, I think we’d better end this before we lose any more creative momentum. Thanks for listening Ladies and Gentlemen, and we hope you’ll join us again next week for another exciting Malex Minute!
Producer and Director: Alex Markley
Writers: Peter Markley and Alex Markley
Voices: Markley Brothers
Post-processing director: Gabriel Markley
Illustration: Peter Markley
Release manager: Peter Markley
Recording assistance: Aisling
Thanks to everyone for their help and support.