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The State of ‘Napoleon’

The State of 'Napoleon'

Okay, this is for real. Why else would it be on the official Web site of the state of Idaho?

You think Napoleon Dynamite left a lasting impression on you or your friends or your siblings or their friends? Well, check this out.

It’s the House Concurrent Resolution No. 29… “Stating findings of the Legislature and commending Jared and Jerusha Hess and the City of Preston for the production of the movie Napoleon Dynamite.”

Some of the best points made in the document about the film’s impact on Idaho? How about:

“WHEREAS, Rico and Kip’s Tupperware sales and Deb’s keychains and glamour shots promote entrepreneurism and self-sufficiency in Idaho’s small towns.”


“WHEREAS, Napoleon’s artistic rendition of Trisha is an example of the importance of the visual arts in K-12 education.”

and don’t forget…

“WHEREAS Kip and LaFawnduh’s wedding shows Idaho’s commitment to healthy marriage.”

Hey, can you blame them? All they’ve had to go with before this was potatoes.

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