Today, Marc Lamont Hill wrote "The 15 Most Overrated White People" in order "to honor the true spirit of Columbus Day" by creating his own "list of overrated white people. Of course, this list is not exhaustive, as there are countless other White people who are equally underwhelming."
While I disagree with Dr. Hill on most things, he's a generally interesting and entertaining individual (this article notwithstanding).
So, to help a brother out, here is MY better list of 15 OVERRATED White People:
- Keith Olbermann
As unwatchable as he is unwatched.
- Zack Galifianakis
The person Ira Levin had in mind when he wrote the character of the husband in "Rosemary's Baby."
- Charlie Chaplin
He seemed to need the audience to love him in EVERY movie he made.
- Bruce Springsteen
I get it, I get it. Bruce is a pissed off blue-collar worker.
- Gary Cooper
As an actor, he was a mediocrity NOT a minimalist.
- Wayne Gretzky
How would Gretzky have done if he played in a world where the entire National Hockey League didn't conspire to NOT hit him? I'll answer that: not as well.
- Greta Garbo
To me, the mystery of Garbo was why anyone cared.
- Howard Stern
By doing American Idol, he's become the type of celebrity he used to mock.
- Mel Brooks
Mel's a funny guy. But AFI award material, really?
- Conan O'Brien
A little of "Team Coco" goes a LOOOOONG way.
- Julia Roberts
She's got that crazy laugh, zzzzz.
- Lenny Bruce
A true icon for free speech. But, I defy anyone to get through one of his old albums. Dustin Hoffman was funnier pretending to be Lenny Bruce.
- Everyone Involved With M.A.S.H. The TV Show
War is hell. Yes, we know.
- Lucille Ball
Okay, there's the chocolate factory scene, the "Vitameatavegamin" speech, and that's about it.
- Mike Myers
The "Mike" Myers who slaughters people while wearing a white William Shatner mask is just as funnny.