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What’s big, dumb, sclerotic and panics on command? A California Association of Realtors member, apparently.

So this big dumb robot shows up on the front porch this morning:

Believe it or not, it’s from the California Association of Realtors. The robot exists to support this video:

Get it? There’s a meet-cute featuring pre-tween pretend robots, and this clunky piece of junk communicates… what…?

My reaction? “Urf. Now I’m going to have to waste time mocking this nonsense…”

Okayfine. You will note that the robot seems to be suggesting that California Real Estate is something of a slot machine.

But at least your CAR member agent has his squarish mechanical head screwed on right.

And in a batteries-not-included world, your mechano-Realtor comes complete with two enormous D-cells, which must have added considerably to the postage.

The box didn’t provide a lot of insight into why one should choose a CAR-certified RealtorBot, but it was fun imagery:

Ultimately, though, it’s the test of the marketplace that matters. And a CAR-approved RealtorBot can panic mindlessly like no other.

Hey, CAR members: No tar, no feathers in California? This is your money I’m having such a good time with…

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  • 7 comments

    7 Comments so far

    1. T Lussier April 3rd, 2013 3:18 pm

      The graphics are gruesome. Is this suggesting that a CAR-bot panics and then it’s heart explodes, or is that what happens to the clients? It’s all very confusing.

    2. Greg Swann April 3rd, 2013 3:30 pm

      When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.

    3. Patrick April 5th, 2013 4:24 am

      Seems like a pretty weird (and as you pointed out, expensive) way to get a point across……..

    4. Sam Chapman April 5th, 2013 11:14 am

      That is almost too strange for words.

    5. Greg Swann April 5th, 2013 1:46 pm

      You’ll note that no one from CAR has come to defend this abortion. Silence roars.

    6. Doug Quance April 16th, 2013 10:11 pm

      Sometimes, there’s just no words to describe what goes on in California…

    7. Tom April 22nd, 2013 9:14 am

      My sister live in southern California and although a slot machine is a great analogy, she finds the word lottery more apt.