Common Sense

Common Sense recap: Sex robots are coming to Australia

Mel Buttle has her say on the week's big topics as the Common Sense cast discuss sex robots.

The first thing to catch my eye this week was Aileen from the retirement home and her lovely red dress with ankle boots - something I could see myself in.

I love this trio. Jean had her knitting with her, she’s such a hipster, what next, Jean with a kale smoothie and a fixie bike?

Then the thorn between two roses, the unflappable Ted. I think we might need to crowdfund Ted a new jumper. It’s cool, but Ted this could be your big break let’s look into some colour!

The story that brought the best out of the cast had to be sex robots. A manufacturer is now making life-like female robots, with a variety of settings for your pleasure.

I’d get one to keep the dog company while I’m at work!

The robot comes with five different personalities and is named Roxy. Aileen, was on fire this week, saying she doesn’t want a Roxy, she wants a Ronny.

She then topped this off by asking what happens when it blows a fuse. "Does it blow you up? In a manner of speaking..." she queried, very tongue-in-cheek.

I’m wondering if Aileen has a future in stand up comedy, as that’s a great gag.

The next story got them all talking. A Melbourne student left faeces in her school bathroom to express anger at the quality of teaching.

Luke the butcher got straight down to brass tin tacks, asking how she got the alleged faeces in the alleged school bathroom sink.

Let’s just leave that to our imagination hey Luke? She’s getting her message across, but love, I just send an email, or leave some feedback on Facebook.

Meanwhile, Luke’s boss Eric the butcher had no sympathy for the Greens losing two senators this week over their citizenship.

Eric reminds me of my dad’s dinner, anti-Greens and pro-meat.

Lois at the bra shop wondered if it really mattered that a senator was born in Canada then moved to Australia as a newborn.

I agree Lois, who gives a rats? Let’s just get on with it.

I think line of the episode goes to Aileen from the retirement home, who said: "If a cat has kittens in an oven does that make them scones?"

I thought it was really brave and cool that Sarah came out as bisexual to her workmate Helen while talking about the Dr Who story, you go girl, that’s awesome.

My personal highlight of the episode was when the cast were discussing the DIY coffin building club, with both Brett the removalist and Eileen Yip making a makeshift coffin from the boxes at their work.

Oh they have a laugh on this show, makes me jealous that I work from home. Until next time, if in doubt use your common sense.

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