The continuing success of Sanjaya Malakar, the American Idol contestant with a second-string voice, is supposedly a great mystery. But Izzy suspects it’s merely due to the gimmick of his bizarre hairstyle, an imitation of the horsehair crest on a hoplite helmet (on sale here for a meagre $349.95).
Fulfilling a dream of the tasteful everywhere, graphic designer Raphael Brickman has given the contestant a sorely needed haircut.
OK, Izzy admits that’s actually fellow (and ordinarily bald) contestant Phil Stacey. But if Stacey can be given a virtual toupee, there’s hope that someone will do a digital Delilah on Samson—er, Sanjaya.