April 4, 2007

The Malakar Cocktail

I’ve been watching Idol. And are people abreast about what’s going on here? This kid, Sanjaya Malakar, has been surviving on the show when clearly he’s the worst of the top 10. And why? Some people say it’s because Howard Stern has been mounting a campaign to vote Sanjya to be the winner. And furthermore, there’s speculation that this will ruin the show and eventually cause it’s cancellation.

But I don’t see how this is possible. First, some numbers. There are six million Sirius subscribers right now. There are routinely 20 million that vote for American Idol. Even if all six million subscribers 1) listen to Howard Stern and 2) watch American Idol, and 3) vote for American Idol, and 4) vote for Sanjaya, there’s still another 14 million votes to be tallied.

So will he win? Will American Idol be cancelled? Doubtful. It’s the most popular show on television by leaps and bounds. TV networks are not normally known for being graceful about retiring a show. Instead, they run those horses into the ground.

Also, what does it prove if Sanjaya does win? My co-worker says it will prove that Idol is b.s. and the best singer won’t have won and it will prove it’s a big crock. But they never said that the best singer would win. They said it would be who American wants to be American Idol.

I told her it’s like the Presidential election. Does the best person always win? No way. It’s just based on votes. (And stealing elections.) And you can’t make people vote for the best person. People are going to vote how they are going to vote. Just like when they vote for the President, they might vote for someone who is charming instead of smart, someone who’s good looking, instead of qualified.

And that’s why people might vote for Sanjaya. Just for the hell of it.

(In case you’re wondering, I’m rooting for Jordin Sparks. Come on, that name just sounds like a star. Plus, the girl can SANG. And she’s super cute too.)
In other news, the Nats won a game! This is surprising because I think the Nats are going to lose over a hundred games. It’s going to be a rough season. Hopefully though, in 2008, when the new stadium opens–all will be worth it.

The Nats also have something new this year. They have a race akin to the famous sausage race in Milwaukee. Only instead of sausages, it’s Presidents! I like this. Plus, apparently Teddy Roosevelt watched the game from the top of the stadium.


  1. Porter Mason

    Ooo, I really like the presidential race.

    Go Nats! Gotta get down to see a game….

  2. logangal

    No chance the Nats stadium will be open by 2008. I’m willing to put money on the ineptness of DC govt.

  3. Saucy

    Sanjaya rules! Just kidding…I don’t think he’ll win but I think you are underestimating the power of Howard. It’s true many people don’t have Sirius, but many think it’s funny that he is trying to pull this and will vote Sanjaya anyway. He’ll go in the next 3 weeks, mark my words!!!

  4. Nate

    Sanjaya survived again! Eek!

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