With heartfelt thanks to my former teacher – the one I promised never to mention in print in connection with my musical education, lest I ruin his otherwise good reputation – we pass along the following gem from The Onion on this, the eve of the last grants submissions for most arts organizations in Wake County: http://www.theonion.com/articles/national-endowment-for-the-arts-provides-80-millio,35464/.