About once a week, Yahoo tricks me into clicking on a link to watch "Odd News." Unlike great Yahoo shows--such as "Daytime in No Time" and "Prime-time in No Time"--this show is terrible because it features either Greg Proops or a black guy who's director said, "Just act like Greg Proops."
I don't know Greg Proops. I'm sure he's got a lot of friends and family who love him. I'm sure he is a decent human being. But I cannot stand his comedic persona. It's the equivalent of listening to Cher sing "Moves Like Jagger" while accompanied by Insane Clown Posse.
In preparation for this post (because my readers expect only the bset, and that is exactly what I deliver), I found out from Proops's Wikipedia page that he's the actor behind that terrible race announcer in The Phantom Menace. It takes a lot to qualify as the worst part of that movie (Jar Jar, trade federation dudes, pedophilia), but the announcer takes the title going away.
I'm torn: can I wish Proops well, given that his chosen profession is to make me see and listen to him? This isn't like he's a tire fitter in the Cotswolds and he can have a fulfilling life without ever bothering me again. Every time he succeeds in life, my life becomes less enjoyable. I guess the charitable thing to do would be to give up things Proops wants to try. I don't have to check Yahoo news anymore; it's just something I got in the habit of doing in September 2001 because my work computer's browser was set to have a Yahoo homepage. But I'd much prefer Proops took up an interest in a different line of work, one that didn't involve broadcasting his voice to all and sundry.