Uh, sorry to the dude down the street from me with the House of Cards lawn sign in your yard — my dog totally peed all over Kevin Spacey's smug face.
Sources tell us (OK, my landlord) that people are paid $50 — or subscriptions to Netflix and Starbucks gift cards — to display the posters to beg people to vote for something nobody outside of Hollywood gives a fuck about. Actually, the signs are pretty fitting, because the more you think about the entire Emmy voting process — buying your candidacy, hiring publicists and managers, throwing money at ad campaigns, clueless marketing companies — the more it's exactly like politics.
That said, I will totally put anything in my yard for a $5 Starbucks gift certificate. Netflix, call me!