Questionable Content

Alright, now Her-Bla is just blatantly mocking my way of life, and I won’t have it in my home. I won’t say Marley is obsessed with it, but she seems to like it okay. It’s aimed at six-year-old girls, I guess. If there are bright colours and girls saying ‘YEAH, GIRL POWER, BOYS ARE FOOLS!’ then she’s going to be interested regardless of the political subject matter.

I get that automation is a hot topic, and probably will be for the next few…decades. Heck, not I have toolbox central locking, which seems like the thin end of a wedge. One day you’re letting your toolbox lock remotely, the next your ute is driving around by itself, getting under tray drawer upgrades by itself because it wants to impress a lady ute, and I’m out of a job.

But this latest episode of Her-Bla tried to teach kids the valuable message that we shouldn’t fear automation taking over, and that ‘automation’ is actually a racist term against machines, because they have feelings and they also deserve jobs. And…well…how do I say this without sounding ‘problematic’? Oh yeah: that’s wrong. Yeah, totally wrong.

I will not have a TV show telling me, and especially my daughter, that a toaster deserves a job more than a human. I drive the ute. I tell my toolbox when to lock, using my innovative toolbox central locking; it’s not so innovative that it makes that decision itself…yet. Gosh, it’s just so incredibly blatant when Her-Bla and her friends go on an adventure in the basement of the shining castle to retrieve a set of aluminium accessories for Utah the Ute, after which they all turn to the camera and tell kids that “machines have feelings too, and they hate being on the dole just as much!”

No! They do not! Good grief, kids’ TV these days is weird. Not sure I want it in my house.