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Stephanie

the movie is twice as funny if you know anything about mormon culture...ESPECIALLY if you understand the utah/idaho heirarchy... i love his "ricks college shirt" for half the movie. for those of you who dont know, rick's college is byu idaho... by the way, if you thought that this movie was set in the 80's, IT'S NOT!!! That's pretty much Mormon Idaho...especially rexburg... one of my all time favorite movies

Dean

Check out this text of a resolution that was passed 69-0-1 in the Idaho House of Representatives. It's hilarious....

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29

BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

A 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 Dyna-
mite"; 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 qual-
ity and carpooling as alternatives to fuel-dependent methods of transporta-
tion; and
WHEREAS, Grandma's trip to the St. Anthony Sand Dunes highlights a long-
honored Idaho vacation destination; and
WHEREAS, Rico and Kip's Tupperware sales and Deb's keychains and glamour
shots promote entrepreneurism and self-sufficiency in Idaho's small towns; and
WHEREAS, Napoleon's artistic rendition of Trisha is an example of the
importance of the visual arts in K-12 education; and
WHEREAS, the schoolwide Preston High School student body elections foster
an awareness in Idaho's youth of public service and civic duty; and
WHEREAS, the "Happy Hands" club and the requirement that candidates for
school president present a skit is an example of the importance of theater
arts in K-12 education; and
WHEREAS, Pedro's efforts to bake a cake for Summer illustrate the positive
connection between culinary skills to lifelong relationships; and
WHEREAS, Kip's relationship with LaFawnduh is a tribute to e-commerce and
Idaho's technology-driven industry; and
WHEREAS, Kip and LaFawnduh's wedding shows Idaho's commitment to healthy
marriages; and
WHEREAS, the prevalence of cooked steak as a primary food group pays trib-
ute to Idaho's beef industry; and
WHEREAS, Napoleon's tetherball dexterity emphasizes the importance of
physical education in Idaho public schools; and
WHEREAS, Tina the llama, the chickens with large talons, the 4-H milk
cows, and the Honeymoon Stallion showcase Idaho's animal husbandry; and
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, the House of Representatives and the
Senate concurring therein, that we commend Jared and Jerusha Hess and the City
of Preston for showcasing the positive aspects of Idaho's youth, rural cul-
ture, education system, athletics, economic prosperity and diversity.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we, the members of the House of Representa-
tives and the Senate of the State of Idaho, advocate always following your
heart, and thus we eagerly await the next cinematic undertaking of Idaho's
Hess family.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this
resolution to Jared and Jerusha Hess, the Mayor of the City of Preston and the
Principal of Preston High School.

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