Four Seasons Total Landscaping will go down in history as a stranger-than-fiction footnote. In an effort to delegitimize our democracy, the Trump Administration hastily planned a press conference in Philadelphia, not at the grandeur of the Four Seasons hotel. No. Rather than admit failure or misstep, Rudy Guliani turned up to the parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping, a brick and mortar that sits between a sex shop and a crematorium. (The image above is the widest shot I could find of the location.) It was an event so absurd that it spurred DNC fundraiser t-shirts, online mockery, and now a hilariously highbrow meme.
To commemorate this moment, Twitter users began weaving Four Seasons Total Landscaping into quotes from great works of literature, from Dame Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca to J.D. Salinger’s Catcher In The Rye, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and many, many more.
Last night I dreamed I went to Four Seasons Total Landscaping again.— Margaret P Houston (@HoustonMargaret) November 9, 2020
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that Four Seasons Total Landscaping kind of crap— James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak) November 10, 2020
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. Son, he said, Four Seasons Total Landscaping.— Celeste Ng (@pronounced_ing) November 9, 2020
Four Seasons Total Landscaping, light of my life, fire of my loins, my sin, my soul. Four Seasons Total Landscaping: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of four steps down the palate to tap, at four, on the teeth. Four Seasons Total Landscaping. https://t.co/eOwThwoSUy— Peter Sagal (@petersagal) November 9, 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number Four Seasons Total Landscaping were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. https://t.co/7XfzUofE37— Amanda Jacobsmeyer (@JacobsmeyerAJ) November 10, 2020
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies Four Seasons Total Landscaping. https://t.co/VteK5DYZLJ— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) November 9, 2020
It had stood for 80 years and might stand for 80 more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut. Silence lay steady against the wood and stone of Four Seasons Total Landscaping, and whatever walked there, walked alone. https://t.co/0K6dwLAfV2— Nat Brehmer (@NatBrehmer) November 10, 2020
As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is four seasons total landscaping. https://t.co/tXuh5Y0rgg— feminist next door (@emrazz) November 9, 2020
Finally, this one is not from a book, but I wasn’t NOT going to include it:
“four seasons total landscaping, you can point to it on a map but it’s not simply a location. It’s a location of the mind" pic.twitter.com/aPYDWKRGTs— nuanced opinion guy (@charles_kinbote) November 10, 2020
Did we miss your favorite use of this meme? Do you have an addition of your own?
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