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Sanjaya Malakar — 15 Minutes of Fame Winner

Sanjaya Malakar Winner

American Idol’s Sanjaya Malakar won AOL’s 2007 “Cashing In on 15 Minutes Of Fame” poll.

Results:
Sanjaya Malakar 39%
Howard K. Stern & Larry Birkhead 32%
‘Dancing With the Stars’ C-list celebrities 23%
Chris Crocker 6%

This is actually a bit misleading since I don’t think Sanjaya Malakar has literally cashed in — where’s the money? Show me the money!

He did get a lot fans… and a lot of press… and Sanjaya Malakar will live forever on the Internet and the annals of American pop culture. Go Sanjaya!

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GirlyGirl45
GirlyGirl45

Oh, Green, it's as bad as ever. Still no internet. I'm going out of my mind, much like your desert islander! Verizon still and forevermore SUCKS!! But I have enforcements now, so I figure I may have something within 30 days. you are sweet to ask, and sorry for being "off topic"

greennj
greennj

Rickey-cool new design. I see that your Santa hat is no longer there, but no festive indications of the new year like you wearing the "2008" sunglasses?

greennj
greennj

Good morning everyone.
Rickey-thank you for putting this result up.

Coco-I liked your take on this- "I’m not sure if I want to congratulate him on winning this lame poll. But losing would be worse, I guess." :P My sentiments exactly. Like GirlyGirl said, we were on fence for this poll, we did vote few times just in case-mainly to avoid future guilt. ;)

GirlyGirl-there you are. How is your internet situation now? Is it going to get resolved soon? How do you do without internet at home? I cannot even imagine that-the horrors! :D I remember reading a joke some time ago, a guy after being ship-wrecked and stranded on a small piece of land without water and food for few days is rescued by a passing-by ship and the first thing he asks when he boards the ship is, "may I check my emails?" I identify with him completely. :D

GirlyGirl45
GirlyGirl45

Oh, and a very swanky new design, Rickey! ;-)

GirlyGirl45
GirlyGirl45

haha, Coco, this was definitely a lame poll. This is the one that Greennj and I (and Fountainhead, and then Hester, and probably a lot of other faithful fanjayas) were on the fence about, sooooo, this really speaks to the force that is Sanjaya. :-) Go Sanjaya!! The guy's got staying power---even decades, as Hester said, and that makes me very happy. Here's to Sanjaya in 2008 :-)

coco
coco

15 minutes? Phew!

Sanjaya has a bright and interesting future ahead of him. And yes, brucella some of my favorite moments of '07 had to do with him too.

I'm not sure if I want to congratulate him on winning this lame poll. But losing would be worse, I guess. Is ignoring an option?

lotus
lotus

Yeah Sanjaya! Another win is still a win. It means he still has lots of people following what he does. Oh yes, he does.

chatbrat11
chatbrat11

Happy New Year! I ditto what Hester said.

fountainhead
fountainhead

Can the poster names go back to the top of the their respective comments again?

please? pretty please??

okay alright, I will live with it. I am not a big fan of this 15 min of fame, but well, since he won I guess should be happy... :)

aprylette
aprylette

Interesting layout now Rickey! You've shaken up the foundation so it will take some getting used to. But change is imminent & this iz 2008! :)

brucella
brucella

Congratulations Sanjaya. You gave us some of my favorite moments of 2007. I can hardly wait to see what you will do in 2008!

hesterprune
hesterprune

If by "15 minutes" they mean a career that will span decades, and if by "cashed in" they mean something he will do many times over in the future ... ;-)

Go Sanjaya, indeed! Resistance is futile.