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Malex Minute 117

Snuffy experiments with some new painting techniques! Give this episode a listen and let us know what you think!

Episode Audio

Malex's Thoughts

One is forced to ponder, what precisely does it mean to treat animals ethnically? Malex clearly fears the worst, as he cuts the conversation off before it can get too offensive.

This last week has been somewhat strange. I was somewhat ill, so there’s a thick layer of dust over all my memories from that time period. I had to thank my brother Peter for taking charge of writing this week’s episode, because it might not have gotten done otherwise.

Last week wasn’t a total waste though, despite my unproductivity in MMN® matters, I did manage to do some pretty nifty stuff with a new HD DVD drive I got on the cheap. Yes, despite the format war being over, and despite Blu-ray winning said war, I actually purchased a cheap HD DVD drive to play with. And the results have been pretty astounding, let me tell you.

I’ll be writing more about it in a blog entry later. For now, enjoy the episode and have a good week!

ttyl

——Alex Markley

“If you were going to be stranded on a desert island with three hundred gallons of ice cream, but you could only have one flavor, what flavor would you choose?”

Transcript

~~ Introduction

Malex: Hey everybody and welcome to the Malex Minute! I’m–

Snufflefungus: Look, Malex! I caught a bug!

Malex: What? In the house?

Snufflefungus: No, outside. But I wanted to show you!

Linus: Snuffy, can we please try to save your immature blunders for a time when the whole world isn’t watching?

Snufflefungus: I just thought he looked so helpless, struggling along the ground carrying this huge crumb! I thought we could feed him.

Linus: The way you’re floating him all over the place with your telekinesis, he’s probably lost his appetite! You’re scaring him out of a week’s growth.

Snufflefungus: I didn’t mean to scare him! I’m sorry little bug!

Malex: Linus, be quiet! Snufflefungus, it’ll all be okay. Just put the bug back outside.

Snufflefungus: Okay.

Malex: Now seeing as this episode is the last episode in Quarter Nine, I thought we could–

Linus: No one cares.

Malex: How many times now?! How many times have you interrupted me right at that point?!

Linus: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Snufflefungus: (Parentally) Most times, whenever Malex is about to introduce the topic for the episode, you interrupt.

Malex: You do it all the time now. It’s starting to seriously get on my nerves.

Linus: Was this coming to a point, or were you going to round it off with a big musical number?

Snufflefungus: I choose the big musical number!

Malex: So did you actually have a good reason for interrupting me this time?

Linus: Not really, it’s just that no one cares about what you were going to say.

Malex: You don’t even know what I was going to say! You didn’t give me a chance to say it!

Linus: But does it really matter? Every time you open your mouth, we experience another phenomenon of boredom.

Snufflefungus: A phenomenon of boredom? Or a phenomenon of inflatable personalities? I think they’d sell faster than pet rocks!

Linus: … You know Snuffy, sometimes I think I could sell the things you say as a form of abstract art.

Malex: Besides, it’s not like we need anybody’s personality to be any more inflated than it already is.

Linus: Hey, was that aimed at me?!

Snufflefungus: Speaking of art, guess what hobby I’m trying out?

Malex: What’s that, Snuffy?

Snufflefungus: Close your eyes!

Linus: Magic, maybe? He’s going to leave the room and say it was a disappearing act… I can just tell.

Snufflefungus: You can open your eyes now!

Malex: Oh! A painting! Did you paint this, Snufflefungus?

Snufflefungus: (Proud.) Yep!

Linus: …What is it?

Malex: Where did you learn how to paint, Snuffy?

Snufflefungus: Well, I got this book from the library about painting! It says to relax and let your true feelings come out through the brush and into the painting. Did you know that’s how all the great painters like Van Gogh and Leonardo DiCaprio did it?

Malex: No. Can’t say that I did.

Linus: Really? I thought that they just prepared a canvas whenever they got sick and aimed at it when they sneezed!

Snufflefungus: Nope! They relaxed and let their true feelings come out through the brush and into the painting. Just like the book says!

Linus: It sounds like it would make a mess all over the easel and floor. Did they have to do any cleaning up of the feelings that missed the canvas?

Malex: Oh Linus… (Sigh.) So Snuffy, was that what you were doing when you made this painting?

Snufflefungus: Well, I tried! I’m still new at it.

Malex: Well it sounds like a good idea to me. And there are lots of techniques for communicating your feelings through art, too. How do you go about it?

Snufflefungus: I thought you’d never ask! Lemme show you on a new canvas.

Malex: Alright, I’m watching.

Snufflefungus: (Breathing deeply.) My true feelings. Okay, here I go!

~~ Psychic power.

Linus: (Screams.) No, it– It can’t be!

Malex: And that identifies that bizarre odor from yesterday.

Linus: Snuffy, I think they meant a technique to use when actually touching the brush to the canvas, not some sort of brain-painting!

Snufflefungus: (Confused.) What…?

Linus: They’re talking about regular feelings, Snuffy. Not psychic feelings.

Snufflefungus: (Still a little confused.) Oh… (Sudden cheerfulness.) Well anyway, the book says to try not to paint when other people are around if they’re going to distract you. I like my last painting better! See?

Linus: What is it, anyway?

Snufflefungus: You can’t tell?

Linus: No, I can’t.

Snufflefungus: I call it, Miscommunication.

Linus: So… It’s a picture of miscommunication?

Snufflefungus: Yep!

Linus: (Sarcastic) Exactly how I pictured it.

Snufflefungus: Why thank you! I just thought it happens so often around here, it would be the perfect subject for a painting!

Linus: Does it still count as miscommunication if it’s deliberate?

Malex: You know Snuffy, I think I was expecting a picture of a physical object.

Snufflefungus: Oh, I have one of a dog! Here, see?

Malex: Oh, that’s wonderful Snuffy!

Linus: It’s a dog? (Delicate.) Snuffy, I think we might have to call the PETA.

Snufflefungus: This one was before I borrowed the book from the library, so I wasn’t trying to relax and let my true feelings come out through the brush and into the painting.

Malex: Snuffy, I really think this is a great painting! You know I could tell exactly what it was the instant I saw it? Maybe you should just stick to this style and return the library book.

Snufflefungus: Okay!

Linus: Or maybe it’s a lost cause.

Snufflefungus: What does PETA stand for, anyway?

Linus: People for the Ethnic Treatment of Animals.

Snufflefungus: (Cheerful.) Is that like animal breeding?

Malex: Okay, I think that’s it for this episode Ladies and Gentlemen! Thanks for listening, and I hope you join us again next week for the kickoff for Malex Minute Quarter Ten!

~~ 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 Inferno for use of the Medlas sound effect.

Thanks to everyone for their help and support. :)

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Comments

yay

First!

Snufflefungus: Nope! They relaxed and let their true feelings come out through the brush and into the painting. Just like the book says!

Linus: It sounds like it would make a mess all over the easel and floor. Did they have to do any cleaning up of the feelings that missed the canvas?

funny

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Happiness is fragile and fleeting as the butterfly at night

Thus it is the only thing of value in this life

The only thing that can never be replaced.

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.

Brain Painting

Occasionally we get a glimpse of Snuffy's true power.

Malex: And that identifies that bizarre odor from yesterday.

LOL

BTB, I like Quartz's illustration of Snuffy's dog painting. Pretty pink poodle. :P

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"He speaks of Meow."

"Just feed the cat."

Everything looks perfect from far away.

Wow

I think the only word in my vocab. to discribe that is amazing. Nice job guys. Thanks for another great episode. I will see some of you next Wendsday so see you then.

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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.

Giant Snake falls out of nowhere and kills them.

Sound effect “Crash.”

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

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.

Peter's picture

Hehe

Well thank you all, I’m so glad you liked it! XD And I’m glad you liked the illustration, too Aisling! :D Thanks!

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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)

Lilly's picture

LOL!

The episodes and the tails just keep getting funnier!

I liked snuffy's squiggle drawing! It was colorful! and Snuffy looked so happy!

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Yeah, that just gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside like the world is crushing down on my head. Thanks.

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

Very nice!!

I REALLY liked this episode. There was no real event, it was mostly personality development, and I thought it did a good job at it. I like the personalities and the way they interact, and it was probably time to get a good dose of them!

Snuffy catching the bug is unbelievably cute!!! AWWW!!!! And the mental picture of the poor bug floating in the air with its enormous crumb is just too funny.

Throughout, Linus is suitably acerbic and it's good to see hear Malex get good and mad at him for once.

I think Linus has my favorite line, though:

Linus: Does it still count as miscommunication if it’s deliberate?

A thoroughly enjoyable episode, guys. Great work!

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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

Thank you thank you!

:) It’s a pleasure to here such feedback.

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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)

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