Sunday, January 10, 2010

NEA Envies North Korean Poets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jealous officials of the National Endowment for the Arts are seething over the ability of North Korean poets to align their art with political goals. "We're miles behind when it comes to supporting health care reform," said chairman Rocco Landesman. "Meanwhile, North Korean poets are ordered to write in support of light industry and agriculture. Before you know it, they've turned out verses like 'smelter's heart is seething with enthusiasm like molten iron.' Wow. And where are we? Forced to pretend we aren't socks on the administration's hands. Pretending can be so cruel. I'm going to endow myself." (Read more on Nork verse here.)

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