Fur Seasons Total Landscaping

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The background, in case you've been vacationing on Mars: Victoria Bekiempis, "'Make America rake again': Four Seasons Total Landscaping cashes in on Trump fiasco", The Guardian 11/9/2020.

See also Caroline Haskins, "VR Furries Are Now Running Around The Four Seasons Total Landscaping", Buzzfeed 11/9/2020. Or earlier and more seriously, "Keep on digging: Trump team holds press conference at suburban garden centre", The Guardian 11/8/2020; and Annie Karni and Nick Corasaniti, "Which Four Seasons? Oh, not that one.", NYT 11/7/2020.

Note also that one item of Four Seasons Total Landscaping merch is a "Lawn Order" mask:

…which reminds me of Neal Goldfarb's LAWn Linguistics blog.


  1. Philip Taylor said,

    November 10, 2020 @ 6:48 am

    "The background, in case you've been vacationing on Mars" — working and residing in the UK was sufficient for me to have zero awareness of the background …

  2. Bathrobe said,

    November 10, 2020 @ 7:20 am

    The Guardian is, of course, a British newspaper.

  3. Philip Taylor said,

    November 10, 2020 @ 8:03 am

    OK, OK, "working and residing in the UK, not taking a daily newspaper, and not watching television or even having a television licence" — NOW do you believe me ?!

  4. Kelly Hall said,

    November 10, 2020 @ 11:03 am

    Fur Seasoned Taxidermy

  5. cameron said,

    November 10, 2020 @ 11:05 am

    I visited family this past weekend. They take in only right-wing news sources, and they hadn't heard anything about this story. The "Martian vacation" category is broad

  6. david said,

    November 10, 2020 @ 1:58 pm


    It needs two wings to fly.

  7. Brett said,

    November 10, 2020 @ 2:20 pm

    @david: Clearly, you are not familiar with the John Birch Coloring Book: https://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/5517701.jpg

    (I actually had this coloring book as an elementary school kid, and I did color part of it, although I did also understand most of the jokes.)

  8. David Morris said,

    November 10, 2020 @ 2:55 pm

    Apparently living in Australia is like vacationing on Mars. (Some parts of it literally so.)

  9. AntC said,

    November 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

    @Philip working and residing in the UK, not taking a daily newspaper, and not watching television or even having a television licence

    But you do have an internet connection, and you use it regularly at least to access LLog. So you're in the same position as me (mutatis mutandis I'm in NZ). And the UK is in lockdown (again) so what'd'ya gonna do but read the internet?

    Are you expecting me to believe you've not heard there's been a US Presidential election, with the outcome hanging in the balance for nearly a week, vote-counting agonisingly slow, and Trump's allegations of illegal voting or vote-rigging?

    Other news you might have missed: there's a global pandemic raging.

  10. Philip Taylor said,

    November 10, 2020 @ 5:10 pm

    I'm sure you were not being sarcastic, Ant, and yes of course I am aware that there is a new President-elect in America (for which I give unconditional thanks), and I am equally aware of the Covid-19 pandemic. But why might my awareness of important matters such as these suggest that I might also have heard/read of something as irrelevant, inconsequential and trivial as a "Make America rake again" campaign ?

  11. Neal Goldfarb said,

    November 10, 2020 @ 8:33 pm

    I’ve just now seen this post, and I’m pondering how I should react to Four Seasons Landscaping’s slogan (or is it a motto?).

    The first thing that came to mind was to wonder whether to consult a trademark attorney, but I tend to think I should hold off on that for now. One relevant factor is that for the first few years of LnL, the blog’s motto (slogan?) was “Not about the linguistics of lawns,” which presumably would have eliminated any possibility of confusion, in either direction.

    Another way to approach the issue would be from the standpoint of comparative cleverness, but that’s not exactly something I could discuss objectively, so it wouldn’t be appropriate in this forum.

    Finally, given what I gather from the willingness of Four Seasons Landscaping to allow Rudy Giuliani to associate himself with them, this doesn’t strike me as a case of “great minds think alike.”

    [(myl) If you sued them for trademark infringement, they'd appeal all the way to the Supreme Courtyard by Marriott…]

  12. Gregory Kusnick said,

    November 10, 2020 @ 11:07 pm

    Given that Four Seasons is enjoying a bonanza of free publicity at Giuliani's expense, I'd say they played this rather cleverly.

    As to their politics, "Make America rake again" is a pretty clear mockery of Giuliani's boss.

  13. Terpomo said,

    November 10, 2020 @ 11:23 pm

    I can't say I ever expected to see furries on Language Log.

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