Sunday, September 15, 2013

WORD OF THE DAY! 9/15/13!

propane [proh-pehyn]
noun
1. A colorless, flammable gas, C 3  H 8  , of the alkane series, occurring in petroleum and natural gas: used chiefly as a fuel and in organic synthesis. 

EX. “The only woman I’m pimping is sweet lady propane! And I’m tricking her out all over this town.”


I love King of the Hill. Some day I will be able to properly articulate my feelings about it, with enough time, but for now I will leave you with a small moment that illustrates the show's strengths:

When Khan Souphanousinphone, Hank's overly competitive neighbor, is stricken with so much shame at losing his job, as the result of trying to impress Hank with a military project his company has been working on, that he leaves his wife and daughter in the lurch it is Hank that steps up to help out his neighbors. Partly out of guilt and partly out of his generous nature, Hank takes up the patriarchal housework and chores that Khan would normally be required. The episode comes to a dramatic climax when Hank runs into Khan in a restaurant restroom and confronts him. Khan declares he cannot return home until he has a new job. A few days later he returns home, with a new minivan, and a job. Khan brags about the vehicle and Hank, reluctantly, admits that is pretty nice to help bolster Khan's confidence.

Hank Hill can be a very stern, no-nonsense character. At times, Hank is at odds with his neighbors and family because he is often the one who accurately judges the actions of others as being destructive. This can make him seem authoritarian or patronizing, at times, but, if your neighborhood ever needed a hero, Hank would be a pretty good choice.

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