Thursday, May 22, 2008


noun. A minion commonly found under the commissioner—not literally, gutter-brain—committing commissioner-approved acts, both fair and foul.

Related terms: henchboobs, henchbreasts, hench-bunny-men, henchchicken, henchdoofus, henchdork, henchgoat, henchgoon, henchho, henchmoron, henchnoncorporeal being, henchscum.

Real citation: “So NBA hench-commissioner Adam Silver begins pulling the team-logo placards out of the envelopes amid the overwhelming silence and TV-studio ambient buzz. The dominant sound, in fact, is the scraping of the placards against the inside of the envelopes as he pulls each one out. Is this great TV or what!”
(King Kaufman, May 21, 2008, Salon,

Made-up citation: "Current Batman scholarship views the so-called 'dark avenger' as a mere hench-commissioner, a naive tool of Commissioner Gordon's problematic, hegemonic police state. Meanwhile, Robin's bulging spandex is another site of Foucaultian struggle."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Foucaudian. That is all.