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These Emmy Awards Lawn Signs in LA Are Weird

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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!


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Ah, For Your Consideration season, when the ads go up everywhere and the goodies get handed out far and wide in hopes of reaching award voters.

I'm not a voter, but free Coolhaus "Killer Combo" ice cream sandwich ("The dark and light cookies in this sandwich represent the two sides of Dexter. Between them is a refreshing Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream with a 'bloody' cherry swirl") was delicious. I think I may have eaten it while I watched a plane tow a BBC America banner touting the amazingness of Tatiana Maslany. (Who thoroughly deserves a nomination, but likely won't get a nod because the show is sci fi and on a cable network not affiliated with one of the national broadcast networks. Grumble grumble.)