Thursday, June 30, 2005

Napoleon Dynamite's Effect on Idaho

Airbag - Talons.: "I've always liked Idaho and now I like it even more."

The suits in Boise — for you American school children that's state capital of Idaho — took the time to commend Jared and Jerusha Hess and the city of Preston for their movie Napoleon Dynamite. I dare say you will have a hard time finding another resolution anywhere that includes words like "chickens with talons", "Tina the Llama", and "Kip's relationship with LaFawnduh."

As a product of Idaho, and Boise in particular, I'm not so sure what I think of this. On the one hand, I thought Napoleon Dynamite was a horrible movie. Obviously I am in the minority with that opinion, but basically I was bored stiff until the dance routine at the end. Now that was comedy.

On the other hand, it's always nice to have podunk Idaho get theirs. Because it doesn't happen all that often. And if you have never been to Preston, all you are missing you can see in the movie. It isn't like it is a magical and mystical place. It's boring. And this is coming from a guy who grew up in Boise, not the most exciting of spots.

Special thanks to airbag for bringing this to my attention.


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