Despite a slow start, Zee now appears to have a nicely developing addiction to television. Happily, I can report that his favourite program appears to be Yo Gabba Gabba. I could not love a children's show more. I don't know what the hell is going on in Gabba Land but I like it.
Well, most of it. I know I can not be the first person to have noticed this or mentioned it on their blog but indulge me while I say
Every time I see this character, I get a weird, sinking feeling. Am I the only one who finds this character (called Gooble, apparently) deeply disturbing? I mean, deeply disturbing.
Gooble messes with my mind. He's not a central character but rather, lurks around the back of the Gabba set like a troubling thought buried somewhere in the subconscious.
Gooble is just weird, okay? I don't like his creepy, crying weirdness AT ALL.
And hey-zeus knows what the little freak is doing to the minds of my children.
Ahhhhh. Good to have that off my chest.
While we're on the subject of inappropriateness in stuff made for children, please enjoy the following lifted from Marcy Kelman's classic book, Disney's Little Einsteins; Leo's Baton –
"Here it is," she said, using her handkerchief to wipe off Leo's sticky baton.
Really? Really, Marcy Kelman?
I'm not saying I could do a better job.
But I could do a better job.