BOISE, Idaho - The state of Idaho has finally enacted legislation that will ban the national term Couch Potato from being spoken anywhere in the state.
Senator Panola Lulu Saddlebread, 43, of Blackfoot, told a gathering of the Idaho news media that it is about time that her fellow senators put an end to this television watching term which is highly offensive to not only the state's potato growers but to every citizen of the great Potato State of Idaho.
Another senator, Sherman Snillyguster, 53, of Idaho Falls, stated that he grew up in a family of professional potato growers and he recalls his grandfather and grandmother cussing the television screen whenever someone mentioned the term Couch Potato.
He likened the derogatory term Couch Potato to calling someone from California a Celluloid Licker or a citizen of Massachusetts a Clam Chowder Chomper.
When asked what would happen to anyone who is caught using the now-banned phrase, Senator Snillyguster took a puff from his Swisher Sweet Cigar and said that the first time, the violator will be fined $845 and the second time the fine will triple to $2,535.
He then shook his head and divulged that should someone have the onions or ovaries to violate the new ban a third time he or she will be sentenced to 40 days in Pocatello's Spud State Prison.
In Other News. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady just stated on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that his wife, knee high stocking model Gisele Bundchen, has said that if the Baltimore Ravens win the Super Bowl she will not eat or drink for one whole week.