Sunday, June 17, 2012
I suspect that the wink is an "only kidding" disclaimer. Am I right, PC Matic?
There are about a dozen "different" ads for this BS PC "protection" program called "PCMatic." I'm willing to bet good money that the product being sold is remarkably similar to CleanMyPC.com, FinallyFast.com, and all the other phony Anti Their Virus, Pro Our Virus downloads being offered on Cheap TV.
In this one, blithering moron daughter is clearly being paid a certain amount of money every time she manages to say "PCMatic.com." Seriously, she jams it into pretty much every other sentence. She knows everything there is to know about the product- how to get it, what it costs, and what it promises to do (except, she doesn't say it promises to do all this stuff, but that it DOES.) Dad is equal parts clueless about his computer and unjustifiably angry at the "kid" at the "computer store" who loaded his actual, non-BS virus protection (more about this later.)
Dad's certainly a dunce here, and it's hard to get a handle on his level of computer efficacy. He's dumb enough to be quickly talked into buying and installing a Fly by Night anti-virus program instead of just going back to "that kid" who probably sold him a warranty too. But he's hip enough to have a Facebook page. Then again, his Facebook name is "Gramps27." So let's leave dad alone for now and get back to Idiot Daughter.
Slobbering, scary-eyed daughter chirps manically about this amazing "new" program that finds viruses which are not there and then installs new viruses sponsored by PCMatic.com. Ok, she doesn't actually say any of that- that would be too honest. Which makes us wonder what she's got against Dad. Because while she's babbling away like a wind up toy she's also downloading a world of hurt on to poor Dad's laptop. I'm sure he'll thank you later, honey- that is, if he decides to blame all the PC issues you've just handed him on "that kid at the computer store."
The commercial ends with Dad rushing off to the "computer store," presumably to tear "that kid" a new one over his ridiculous insistence on installing Norton Anti-Virus protection instead of REAL security like PCMatic.com. Which means that Dad is about to become the laughingstock of the "computer store"- that is, after "that kid" and his coworkers quietly explain that Daughter has just voided the warranty on Dad's PC. And after they quietly offer to clean the mess PCMatic has just left all over Dad's computer- for a price.
And now I'll sit back and wait for some spokesperson from PCMatic.com to accuse me of exercising my First Amendment Rights. They hate when that happens.
(BTW, Happy Father's Day to all the real dads out there. Count the fact that this woman is not your daughter among your blessings.)