Simone has already conclusively demolished any romantic notions people may have about living on houseboats. Take a look at this to understand how exactly she did that.
Simone is often asked a question funny people doing funny things are inevitably asked: Why?
It's a loaded question, and this need to question funniness perhaps tells more about the questioner than the subject themselves. A certain type of sense of humour, especially the rare, outrageous kind like Simone's, may not be easy for a lot of analytical people to process.
Funny people usually become defensive trying to "explain" the reason for doing what they do. Which is understandable. How do you explain silliness and stupidity that is indistinguishable from magic?
There are moments in the hilarious embedded.fm interview when Simone seems to be thick inside this "explain your humour" territory, almost as if she were lying on a psychoanalyst's couch, trying to rationalise her chosen vocation. She handles the tricky questions pretty well under the circumstances. This is what she had to say when asked about the "subtext" of her videos.
"A lot of people just write off the projects that I do as stupid, but they obviously aren't, the ideas aren't the smartest but I think there definitely is a lot of thought behind it."
In all the excitement over her bad robot videos, one fact may slip past unnoticed: Simone is a natural-born actress.
In many of her non-robot short films, you can see her playing all the characters herself and doing it with the ease and confidence of a professional. One can easily imagine a web series or a TV show or a movie based around her without necessarily involving robots.