We had the great good fortune of presenting last week at the sixth edition of Pecha Kucha Night in Denver at Buntport Theater. Actually in the parking lot of Buntport Theater. An overflow crowd was anticipated, we were told. We'd like to think that the overflow was attributable to our being on the bill, of course, but that was hardly the case. Bruce Mau, international design heavyweight, was also on the bill. He's the figurehead atop the inaugural Denver Biennial of the Americas next year. Very fancy. However, between you and us, his presentation was a disaster. Sorry, but it's the honest truth. His bit was a tad disrespectful, even. Take a minute and prepare. The rest of the line-up did (and everyone else brought it, properly). You've got over three hundred people out to hear what you have to say about a major design event in our hometown and you haven't even seen your slides yet? Haven't even glanced at your prepared text? Really? And this is the guy to drive the biennial? No one in Denver up to the task? Why do we have to troll outside our fair city to find fancymen to handle many of our big cultural tasks? We've got the talent here and we should use it. If we don't we will die a sad and slow death.