Saturday, August 09, 2008

Mixing Pop and Politics (12)

Obscure Factoid of the Day

Blogger's dilemma.

Which name will generate the more random google hits: Hannah Montana or Miley Cyrus? And what happens if I throw in Billy Ray Cyrus and Disney's High School musical for good measure? (Nothing, except the fact that it renders this post as something that has just jumped a hundred yards past the shark.)

Back to the matter at hand. The obscure mixing pop and politics factoid of the day is that Miley Cyrus's paternal grandfather, Ron Cyrus, was the Secretary-Treasurer of the Kentucky AFL-CIO. The AFL-CIO? The American version of the TUC.

Granted the factoid is not as obscure or hipsterish as the previous disclosure on the blog about Beck and the ILGWU, but that's only because Miley isn't as obscure as Beck.

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