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Malex Minute 108

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere! Give this episode a listen and let us know what you think!

Episode Audio

Malex's Thoughts

Who among us can resist playing with bubbles? Only the very strongest, I fear, and even they cannot resist for long. Unfortunately, these particular bubbles appear to have some traits which make them difficult, or even dangerous, to play with.

Fortunately for our heroes, President Anchorman is aware of the problem. How else could he perform the difficult task of forgetting about it within mere minutes?

It’s good to know that President Anchorman has people he can trust behind the scenes… Helping. We, the people, may breath a sigh of relief knowing that someone is watching over President Anchorman, probably breathless with pupil-dilating terror every single time the man gets up to speak.

Either way, I need to get back to work.

ttyl!

——Alex Markley

“What the heck, Schrödinger! I ask you to cat-sit one time and this is how you repay me?!”

Transcript

~~ Introduction

Malex: Hey everybody, welcome to the Malex Minute! I’m Malex, and I’m your host for today.

Linus: And you’ve come at a very bad time. Why don’t you return next year, so we can discuss refunding your thirty seconds then?

Malex: Aha, don’t mind him. Linus is just very uncomfortable with Snufflefungus’s choice of recreation today.

Linus: Where did he find this bubble liquid? The bubbles are amassing into suds that dwarf the car!

Snufflefungus: (Overly excited) They’re so big! It’s a dream come true!

Malex: Snuffy, where did this bubble liquid come from?

Snufflefungus: On the Internet! Oh Malex, look how big that one is!

Malex: Where on the Internet?

Snufflefungus: If you’re worried about me spending money, don’t be! The people were really, really, really generous. They were trying to give it to me for free! The said they wouldn’t take “No,” for an answer!

Malex: Snufflefungus, who were these people?

Snufflefungus: They were “representatives of Mr. Happy’s Bubble Mart,” trying to market a new product.

Malex: Mr. Happy’s Bubble Mart, eh?

Snufflefungus: Yeah, a new competitor to Mr. Bubble’s Happy Mart, I expect. Look, I can push it around and it won’t break!

Linus: Since when do sales representatives market a new product by forcing people to take it for free?

Snufflefungus: I dunno, maybe they were just really generous!

Linus: Did they say what the normal price was?

Snufflefungus: Well no, they said the product was still in the prototype phase, and all the developers on the team refused to test it. So they were willing to give it to me for free if I would test it for them!

Malex: Hmm, that sounds ominous.

Linus: So what makes them think that they can compete against Mr. Bubble’s Happy Mart? Why should a customer buy their bubbles from Mr. Happy’s Bubble Mart instead of the bigger company?

Snufflefungus: They said that kids’ biggest complaint when playing with traditional bubbles was that the bubbles were too small and delicate. Their slogan is, “Little bubbles are for the neighbor kids! Mr. Happy’s Bubble Mart has the gigantic bubbles you’ve always dreamed of!” I just wonder how they knew that I’ve always dreamed of gigantic bubbles?

Linus: One of nature’s deepest mysteries.

Malex: Snufflefungus, did they say how they were making the bubbles so big?

Snufflefungus: Nope! All they said was that they had to build a specialized laboratory and recruit some top scientists. Something about heavily regulated chemicals and carbon nanomaterials.

Linus: What?! It’s like a freaking nimbus land in here! (Forced calm.) Snufflefungus… What sort of heavily regulated chemicals are involved again?

Snufflefungus: I dunno, they didn’t say. Look at that one!

Malex: Is this stuff going to harm the furniture?

Snufflefungus: Nope, just carry it away! Look, there goes the couch!

Linus: (Trips over bubble with a thud that sounds like concrete.) Ow, my shin!

Malex: Don’t run into the bubbles, Linus. They’re starting to harden.

Cow: Moo!

Malex: Ah, and there goes a cow!

Snufflefungus: This is so fun!

~~ Scene change.

President Anchorman: Ladies and… People, I bring grim news to my own attention on the presumptuous pretext of it having any bearing on you whatsoever. You will have to run for the hills, the country, or outside the country, or even… the refrigerator. My fellow Ohiovillains, there is no monster under the covers! This one is war! And no dictator with greasy fingers will threaten our fair nation! It was seven-score and five years ago that our forefathers said it was fourscore and seven years ago that, well, anybody around here had the sense to tell me to get to the point. And I resent it.

Secret Serviceman: Um, sir? Why are you looking at me?

President Anchorman: Because you’re much more a wholesome sight to look at accusingly than the real culprit, whose name is on the slip of my tongue. Anyway people of this nauseous state, I urge thee, on behalf of the media and the paparazzi and everybody who has to look at the photographs that they print… Look pretty for the pictures, will ya’? And you there in the back! What do you propose the deep, evasive meaning is of this red flag that you are flying?

Cabinet Adviser: Um… Remember the signals we discussed, Mr. President?

President Anchorman: I must admit, it seems to have slipped my mind. What does the red flag mean again? That I should…

Cabinet Adviser: Stay more on topic.

President Anchorman: Oh, more on topic. That’s right… That’s right… Oh, the wonders of today’s technology! Thank you, Mr. Cabinet Adviser.

Cabinet Adviser: Thank you sir, just doing my job.

President Anchorman: So my topic was, in its most natural environment, a fascinating one. The danger is grave, young sideways folk, and I caution you to solemnly take refuge from… the bubbles. That’s right Ladies and Gentlemen, these shiny brown pimples coming from a wand with a recipe involving little children and bubble liquid of some nefarious sort. As I mentioned before, it will be effecting the economy in Europe, but not your bedtime. See, there have been a number of radiologists and astrologists and goodness knows what all else in the armed forces that have taken soundings of a suburban area in Ohioville, and it has been confirmed that there is a house filled with the most astronomical of bubbles. These bubbles, according to NASA, are in danger of incurring a lower orbit around the sun due to their density and tenacity and several other words I simply can’t figure out. Just one of these spheres is hard enough to pave a road with, so you know they’re not to be trifled with. As I understand it… I mean, from what I have been told, we are sending troops in to deal with the matter, but I really don’t care. In fact I’m– Wait, hold on. Somebody wavin’ a flag at me. Hold on, I’ll be right back.

~~ Scene change.

Malex: Snufflefungus, quiet down for a minute. Who are these people pulling up in our driveway?

Snufflefungus: I dunno! Maybe they saw the bubbles and wanted to come play with me! I know I wouldn’t have been able to resist.

Malex: I don’t think so, Snufflefungus. They look more official than that.

Linus: (Screaming.) They’re from the army! I haven’t done anything recently!

Malex: Linus, settle down! They haven’t even knocked on the door yet!

Linus: They’re coming for me!

Malex: Uh… no they’re not, they’re driving away!

Linus: What? Lemme see. What…? The ground! It’s driving away too!

Malex: There’s a bubble around the house! It’s carrying us away!

Snufflefungus: What fun!

~~ End

Credits

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: Leela

Thanks to everyone for their help and support. :)

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Comments

Epiphany

Yay! First post! hey, this is my first 1st post on a Malex Minute! Go me!!! Anyway, I like Mr. President's accent. And I hope snuffy, Linus, and Malex don't get cancer from thos bubbles...*shudder* And I hope that they all find their way back to Kansas soon! Haha, Teddy Bears on the moon! So it's true! Hey....I wonder....*gasp!!!!* Oh my gosh, I just thought of this (although everyone else prolly realized it like a long time ago), that could mean that all of the Teddy Bears on earth are really ALIENS!!!!!!! Perhaps they are secretly planning a hostile takeover of the planet! *gasp again!!!!*

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

Wow :-)

That had to of been the most random and funny episode yet. You guys always make me laugh. I always like the episodes with President Anchorman on them. Hope to see you guys next week. And keep up the randomness. By the way, excellent episode art Quartz, keep up the good work. See you next week.

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Orochimaru: Hello Hokage.

Hokage: Oh, hey Orochimaru.

Orochimaru: What? No I'm the Kazekage.

Hokage: Sure you are.

Mike- Hey Bob, you know what I hate?

Bob- What’s that Mike?

Mike- Giant Snakes that pop out of nowhere and kill ya.

Bob- You know, I hate those too.

“Crash.”

Random guard tower guy- Wow, good thing that was the guard tower next to us.

lol

haha, haha, haha, Linus is pulling his virtual hair out in the illustration! Priceless!!!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

I really like the illustration!!

And the episode was awesome too! I can only wonder why those teddy bears are up there, except for what NW has already said. 0_0 (:)

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"I knew that chairs gad arms, tables had legs, and roofs had hips. But I didn't know that the walls had ears, where do you think they are?"

~Rhoda

Graduation is coming, everybody grab your caps and gowns!

Oh my

Snuffy is so innocent!

Great job guys. I love the idea of hard bubbles. Linus bashing his shin on them is so funny! And then carrying a cow away!

I love President Anchorman. He rambles so well.

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"You can't prune a tree with a shotgun." - Richard Hammond

Everything looks perfect from far away.

WOW!!!

I can't remember the last time I laughed so much at an episode. Maybe because there was so little plot and so much nonsense! Whatever the reason, keep it up. This was hysterical.

President Anchorman remains one of my favorite characters.

And no dictator with greasy fingers will threaten our fair nation! It was seven-score and five years ago that our forefathers said it was fourscore and seven years ago that, well, anybody around here had the sense to tell me to get to the point. And I resent it.

I really love the illustration, too. Is Malex wretching out the window?

Linus: (Screaming.) They’re from the army! I haven’t done anything recently!

Way to toe the line, Linus!

“What the heck, Schrödinger! I ask you to cat-sit one time and this is how you repay me?!”

This is hilarious even if you don't know the reference.

You guys are comic geniuses! I love the Minute!

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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.

!!!

I love this episode, it's almost as good as Episode 98 (my personal fav.)

“What the heck, Schrödinger! I ask you to cat-sit one time and this is how you repay me?!”~Malex

Best siggy ever, all others get pwned.

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Why do people ask if they can "borrow" a piece of paper? Do they really plan on returning it?

Confused

Uh, I don't get the Shrodinger thing. I don't remember hearing it while listening to the episode. What's it all about???

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

kekeke

Its the best thing ever.

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Why do people ask if they can "borrow" a piece of paper? Do they really plan on returning it?

Peter's picture

Shrödinger

Noble Wisdom said:

I don't remember hearing it while listening to the episode. What's it all about???

Sorry, it was Malex’s signature at the end of Malex’s Thoughts. I’ve often missed them by mistake too. :-J

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“... But as for me, I trust in [God.]” -Psalm 55:23

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

Peter's picture

Hehe

I’m so glad you all liked the episode so much; it was so fun to write and produce! XD Thanks for your encouraging comments!

It seems the illustration was also an unusual hit this week. XD Thank you all very much!

Noble Wisdom said:

Oh my gosh, I just thought of this, that could mean that all of the Teddy Bears on earth are really ALIENS!!!!!!!

*lol* I hadn’t thought of that. :P XD

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“... But as for me, I trust in [God.]” -Psalm 55:23

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

No!

all of the Teddy Bears on earth are really ALIENS!!!!!!! Perhaps they are secretly planning a hostile takeover of the planet!

Not my Teddy! He's too sweet and innocent! Ask anyone!

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"You can't prune a tree with a shotgun." - Richard Hammond

Everything looks perfect from far away.

oic

Oh, OK, now I get the Schrodinger thing. lol, that is a funny Malex sig. Man, that quantum mechanics stuff is really complicated! I'm glad someone understands it...

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

Lilly's picture

Pointing out

Just to remind you, that teddy bear attacked my cat.

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Aisling: "Concede!"

Lilly: (Muffled) "Never!"

I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forest- Owl City

Reason for suspicion

that teddy bear attacked my cat.

I know I'll be sleeping with one eye open!

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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.

Peter's picture

*lol*

Noble Wisdom said:

I'm glad someone understands it...

Very nice stance to take, Noble Wisdom! XD

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“... But as for me, I trust in [God.]” -Psalm 55:23

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

*takes a bow*

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

Peter's picture

Hehehe

:D

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“... But as for me, I trust in [God.]” -Psalm 55:23

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

I confess!

It was my fault, officer! *sob* I made him do it! The teddy bear's innocent!

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"You can't prune a tree with a shotgun." - Richard Hammond

Everything looks perfect from far away.

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