Jump to Malex Minute 001Malex Minute 160Malex Minute Archives...Malex Minute 162Jump to Malex Minute 216

Malex Minute 161

Malex comes home to find everything in a state of un-disarray! Also, Snufflefungus’s new friend manages to irritate Malex to no end! Give this episode a listen and let us know what you think.

Episode Audio

Malex's Thoughts

A human with telepathy?! Never! Oh well, I guess rules were meant to be broken. At least Snuffy’s meeting his quota of five new friends per day.

So, like the starving artist that I am, I just moved everything out of my bedroom to make room for a roommate. See expenses are high, money is tight, and getting a roommate seems like the perfect solution, right? People have been rooming together to offset expenses since forever.

The only catch is, I’m not 100% sure who this guy is. That is, I do know his name. And I’ve met him a couple of times. Other than that, I don’t know the man at all. Better yet, he wants to move in while I’m out of town this weekend, so I’ll be dropping keys off with him and secretly hoping he doesn’t steal all my stuff while I’m gone.*

For somebody who just moved out of his parents’ house last December, that’s a nerve-wracking proposition. Heck, it’d be nerve-wracking for anybody!

Oh well, the money should make up for the grey hairs I’ll be prematurely developing.

ttyl!

——Alex Markley

“Jump for joy sorrow!”

* - Gee, it would be weird if my roommate read this, as he’d surely know I was talking about him… Roommate, if you’re reading this, it’s nothing personal! Yet. Maybe after I get to know you it can be personal.

Transcript

~~ Introduction

Malex: Hey guys, I’m home! It was a long day at the office today, and I’m ready for a nice, relaxing–

Mara: Hey there!

Malex: Who are you and what are you doing in my house?

Mara: Wow, awkward.

Malex: Yes.

Mara: I’m Mara. I’m here because my car broke down and Snuffy offered to help me out.

Malex: Ah, well, I’m Malex.

Snufflefungus: Malex! Malex! Look who I found!

Malex: Snuffy, I’ve never seen this woman before.

Snufflefungus: I know! She’s a new friend! Also, her name means ‘bitter’ in Hebrew!

Linus: Hilarious. Malex, can you make her leave?

Malex: Hush, Linus, let’s not be rude to our guest.

Mara: Thank you!

Linus: But you don’t understand! They’ve been terrorizing the house all afternoon! I’ve had to go into hiding!

Malex: Excuse me, uh, Mara? Not to be rude, but where are you taking all of my spare computer parts?

Mara: Oh, Snuffy and I are building something!

Malex: Is it a computer?

Mara: No…

Malex: Snuffy, help me understand.

Snufflefungus: (Super excited.) We’re building a giant tiger!

Mara: Yeah! (Growls playfully.)

Snufflefungus: (Growls, then laughs.)

Malex: Now I understand less. And that makes me afraid.

Mara: We’re just having a little fun. We’ll clean up the mess when we’re done.

Linus: No they won’t! They’ve been promising that for hours!

Malex: Oh Linus, how bad can it be? It’s not like– (Strangled scream.)

Snufflefungus: We played the ‘Clean Everything’ game! Everybody won!

Mara: What’s wrong?

Malex: Where are my things?

Linus: See?!

Mara: Well, a lot of things went to a lot of different places. Describe what you’re missing and I’ll tell you where it is.

Malex: There was a little cardboard… thing… on top of this cabinet.

Snufflefungus: We threw it away!

Malex: You what?!

Snufflefungus: All gone!

Malex: I keep expecting somebody to say, “April fools!”

Mara: I’m sorry, it looked like trash!

Malex: (Sadly.) It was trash.

Mara: Wait, now I’m confused. If it was trash, why do you care that we threw it away?

Malex: That little cardboard doodad represented a failure of mine! …It’s very personal, you wouldn’t understand.

Mara: I’m really sorry. I was only trying to help. Snufflefungus let me use the phone and gave me a warm place to wait for the tow truck, so I thought I’d repay the favor. Snufflefungus and I made a game of cleaning up!

Linus: (Sobs.) Every single piece of precious clutter has been defiled!

Mara: Snufflefungus’s telekinesis is so powerful! He’s like a cleaning machine. Once I got him started, there was simply no keeping up with him!

Malex: Okay, Mara, just so you know, I don’t take kindly to anybody manipulating Snuffy for their own nefarious ends.

Mara: Excuse me? ‘Nefarious ends?!’

Malex: Snuffy didn’t want things cleaned up any more than Linus or myself. And yes, there’s always a nefarious end with your kind.

Mara: My kind?! I’ll have you know Snufflefungus did want things cleaned up! He was just too afraid to say so!

Snufflefungus: I did kinda feel suffocated in the clutter.

Malex: Don’t tell me you’re siding with her now!

Linus: I’m not! I’m a mercenary! Let’s start the bidding at ten bucks.

Malex: Arrgh!

Snufflefungus: See Mara? He just gets like this sometimes.

Malex: Okay, this is becoming distinctly unproductive. Let’s just move on, how’s that sound?

Mara: Sounds like a great idea.

Malex: So Mara, where exactly did your car break down?

Mara: About thirty miles that way. No… No, that way.

Snufflefungus: (Excited.) We had to take the bus!

Malex: But…

Linus: Don’t try to understand, Malex! I tried to understand, and it made me cry.

Malex: Weren’t you waiting for the tow truck or something?

Mara: Yeah, I was for a while. But then I started hanging out with Snuffy instead!

Snufflefungus: It was so fun!

Malex: I’m just… I feel like I’m missing something.

Mara: The towing guys towed my car to the shop guys, who are shopping the car. Happy?

Malex: Never. When will the shop guys be done ‘shopping’ the car?

Mara: Oh, I dunno.

Linus: Airheaded! That’s the term! Ha!

Malex: Linus, I’m ticked off at her too, but try and stop just short of calling names.

Mara: Don’t worry about me, I know I’m an airhead. And besides, Linus doesn’t bother me at all. (As if to a pet.) Do you Linus? No you don’t.

Linus: The cheek!

Malex: Lady, I’m sorry, but you’re going to have to go. Hey, wait a minute! Snuffy, how did you even run into this woman if her car broke down thirty miles away?!

Snufflefungus: I heard her distress in my mind! She needed help, so I went to find her!

Malex: No really Snuffy, it’s okay if you were wandering around in the dangerous part of the city again. I won’t be mad.

Mara: He’s telling the truth. He heard my telepathic cry for help!

Malex: You stay out of this! You and your nefarious ends… Snuffy, are they holding one of your toys hostage?

Snufflefungus: I don’t think so.

Malex: Well, I don’t believe for a minute that this terrifying, home-invading, personal-stuff-junking woman has any ‘telepathic powers’ whatsoever!

Linus: Yeah, Malex! Tell ’em like it is!

~~ Awkward silence.

Linus: Malex! They’re looking at each other!

Malex: (Sternly.) Now you two… Don’t even think about– Now– Now you’re just making fun of me!

~~ Mara and Snufflefungus burst out laughing.

Snufflefungus: Yes, yes… He does look like that guy from the dancing carrot show!

Malex: Alright, that’s it. I’m going back to work. Call me when she’s gone.

Linus: Wait! Take me with you!

~~ End

Credits

Producer and Director: Alex Markley

Writer: Alex Markley

Voices: Markley Brothers, with a guest appearance by Noble Wisdom as Mara.

Post-processing director: Leela

Illustration: Peter Markley

Release manager: Peter Markley

Recording assistance: Leela

Thanks to everyone for their help and support. :)

Media Downloads

NameSizeAction
Episode Audio3.86 MB Download Now - 3.86 MB Listen Now - Episode Audio
Episode Illustration180.25 KB Download Now - 180.25 KB View Now - Episode Illustration

Comments

rotflol!

That's great!

My favorite line is

Linus: Don’t try to understand, Malex! I tried to understand, and it made me cry.

XD

hehe and I love the "nefarious ends"

Quartz, the picture looks too sparkly clean for a college dorm...even after it's been cleaned by Snuffy and Mara...so I can understand Malex and Linus freaking out :P XD

the flowers are a nice touch XD

Malex's green suit is...quite...um... interesting...wow...

and the ending is hilarious!

"Ohh. I was afraid it was a blood-sucking locust bird"

Oh and who does Mara's voice? Noble Wisdom?

Praise the Lord! Hallelu!

I don't care what the devil's gonna do!

The Word and faith is my sword and shield

And Jesus is Lord of the way I feel!

Alex's picture

Needlessly Long, Point-by-Point Response

gnnb94 said:

That's great!

My favorite line is

Linus: Don’t try to understand, Malex! I tried to understand, and it made me cry.

XD

hehe and I love the "nefarious ends"

Thanks a lot! I really enjoyed writing this episode. And I felt like everybody did a stellar job acting.

gnnb94 said:

Quartz, the picture looks too sparkly clean for a college dorm...even after it's been cleaned by Snuffy and Mara...so I can understand Malex and Linus freaking out :P XD

the flowers are a nice touch XD

Remember, Malex does own his own house. So maybe Snuffy and Mara decided to remodel! :-D

gnnb94 said:

Malex's green suit is...quite...um... interesting...wow...

Yeah, maybe Malex needs a new style. :-P

gnnb94 said:

and the ending is hilarious!

"Ohh. I was afraid it was a blood-sucking locust bird"

Hehe, thanks to Peter for that one. :)

gnnb94 said:

Oh and who does Mara's voice? Noble Wisdom?

You got it! :)

ttyl

Alex Markley

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

Rabbit Trail!

Mara was the name of a character in Star Wars. She later married Luke Skywalker....Anyways, nice job everyone! (and yes...is that Noble Wisdom?)

God gave us music, that we might pray without words

Nice =D

Malex said:

Remember, Malex does own his own house.

Oops! @-D XD I should've known, since you're not even in college anymore :P

Malex said:

ttyl

Ack! Your lack of exclamation point lost me an argument!

:P *lol*

Lizzie said:

Mara was the name of a character in Star Wars. She later married Luke Skywalker....Anyways, nice job everyone!

Cool! I did not know that. :D

Malex said:

Oh well, the money should make up for the grey hairs I’ll be prematurely developing.

*lol* I somehow overlooked that in your Thoughts.

I am being very argumentative here, and besides that, I don't know how you meant it, and I *don't* want this to turn into a big discussion (unless it's worthwhile)..

but I don't think that money could ever "make up" for grey hairs. ;) Remember "Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life." (Proverbs 16;31)

;) But I don't want to, say, water this down or anything, so I shall conclude with:

“Jump for joy sorrow!”

XD

I, personally, have never "jumped for sorrow" XD

Nice sig! :D

Praise the Lord! Hallelu!

I don't care what the devil's gonna do!

The Word and faith is my sword and shield

And Jesus is Lord of the way I feel!

Good one

Quartz, I love the illustration. I want a house like that one. It's so very retro.

I like Mara. How can I get her and Snuffy to come over here and clean? I love this bit:

Snufflefungus: (Super excited.) We’re building a giant tiger!

Mara: Yeah! (Growls playfully.)

Snufflefungus: (Growls, then laughs.)

It's so cute!!! Snuffy needs a playmate.

Poor Linus. Maybe he can help Malex at work.

Great job, everyone. Noble Wisdom, as always you really add a great touch. Thanks everyone!

P.S. Gnnb, I don't allow my children to make remarks that they know are argumentative. ;)

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

Peter's picture

Error

Sorry Noble Wisdom, I just added you to the voice credits!

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

Oops!

Sorry, SM, I just wanted to point out that gray hair isn't a *bad* thing. ;)

Praise the Lord! Hallelu!

I don't care what the devil's gonna do!

The Word and faith is my sword and shield

And Jesus is Lord of the way I feel!

No biggy

lol, no problem, Quartz. Thanks for remembering me :)

I'm glad you liked the part where Snuffy and Mara are play-growling, Mrs. Oz. Quartz and I had to do that line over and over and over :-P

"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

Whee!

Noble Wisdom said:

Quartz and I had to do that line over and over and over

That line was just so cute! And I can picture Malex getting a tiny bit irritated if it took too many tries.

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

"tiny bit"?!

Personally, if I had to listen to *that* too many times, I'd probably go insane. XD I mean, listening to it ONCE was *more than* enough ;)

But being me, since there were comments on it, I had to go and listen to it THREE more times. Wow...

XD

JK, I really like it, along with the rest of the episode :D

Praise the Lord! Hallelu!

I don't care what the devil's gonna do!

The Word and faith is my sword and shield

And Jesus is Lord of the way I feel!

Jump to Malex Minute 001Malex Minute 160Malex Minute Archives...Malex Minute 162Jump to Malex Minute 216