Thursday, March 03, 2005


1. Have you ever uttered the word "bravura" casually in conversation?

2. If so, did you feel like a pompous ass immediately afterwards? Like an NPR art reviewer, perhaps?

3. Have you ever stopped yourself from saying "bravura" even though you had a phrase right on the tip of your tongue like "bravura guitar solo" or "bravura tracking shot"?

Thank you for your time and patience. For your troubles, you will receive 500 frequent flyer miles on Pan Am Airways. Pan Am, the Only Way to Fly.