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April 15, 2005

Idahoan Bill Announces: Those Voting "Nay" are "Freakin' Idiots"

Napoleon Dynamite is a funny and charming film, if a tad overrated by its most-enthusiastic supporters. It's the comedic Donnie Darko of last year.

Idaho is proud of the film because it was made by Idahoans and, they think, showcases their magical state to good effect ("Idaho-- land of llamas and maladjusted hyperdorks"). So there's a bill in the Idaho state congress to honor the film:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29
BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
STATING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND COMMENDING JARED AND JERUSHA HESS AND THE
CITY OF PRESTON FOR THE PRODUCTION OF THE MOVIE "NAPOLEON DYNAMITE."

Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
WHEREAS, the State of Idaho recognizes the vision, talent and creativity of Jared and Jerusha Hess in the writing and production of "Napoleon Dynamite"; and
WHEREAS, the scenic and beautiful City of Preston, County of Franklin and the State of Idaho are experiencing increased tourism and economic growth; and
WHEREAS, filmmaker Jared Hess is a native Idahoan who was educated in the Idaho public school system; and
WHEREAS, the Preston High School administration and staff, particularly the cafeteria staff, have enjoyed notoriety and worldwide attention; and
WHEREAS, tater tots figure prominently in this film thus promoting Idaho's most famous export; and
WHEREAS, the friendship between Napoleon and Pedro has furthered multiethnic relationships; and
WHEREAS, Uncle Rico's football skills are a testament to Idaho athletics; and
WHEREAS, Napoleon's bicycle and Kip's skateboard promote better air quality and carpooling as alternatives to fuel-dependent methods of transportation; and...

Okay, you get the basic idea of the silliness going on here. This continues for, like, a bazillion whereases. Let's skip ahead to the good part.

WHEREAS, any members of the House of Representatives or the Senate of the Legislature of the State of Idaho who choose to vote "Nay" on this concurrent resolution are "FREAKIN' IDIOTS!" and run the risk of having the "Worst Day of Their Lives!"

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature [that this is a good movie and we're very proud of it. Maybe a little too proud].

Will this bill pass? The Idaho Majority Whip has confidence. Although he did think there would be a few legislators abstaining or voting no, he expected the majority of the House to vote an enthusiastic Shyeahhh!!

Thanks for the tip to RobR, who got it off MSNBC's "Clicked" feature.


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