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                                     Page 5               
Man Puts Out Fire With Undies
From baggy briefs to the ultimate hotpants: A British woman's underwear saved the day by doubling as an emergency fire blanket when her kitchen caught fire. John Marsey and his cousin Darren Lines were frying bread in Jenny Marsey's kitchen in Hartlepool, northeast England when their meal caught fire.
Lines grabbed the nearest thing from a pile of laundry to put it out: his aunt's powder blue, size XL underpants.
He ran them under the faucet and tossed them onto the flames, successfully smothering the fire, a spokesman for the Cleveland Fire Brigade said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with department policy.
Lines' swift thinking saved the kitchen -- but left his aunt's underwear slightly scorched.
"It could have been a lot worse," she said. "My family could have been in hospital but the knickers saved the day. I'm just grateful to the boys."
The fire official said the general principle of using a large, wet cloth to cover a grease fire was a sound one.
As for using underwear: "Clearly it depends on what size you are -- but I don't want to go there."

The International Lingerie
Fashion Show Continued 
              Photographs by Jerome Hamilton
                        Serious Clothing
               Main Deal/ Madam D'Fashion
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                        Delicate Illusions
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                      Shirley of Hollywood

International Lingerie Fashion Show Continued 
    in the February 15th issue of McPete Sez

From the WordPerfect Help Desk 
This is a true story from the WordPerfect helpline. Needless to say, the help desk employee was fired; however, he/she is currently suing the Word Perfect organization for "Termination without Cause."
Actual dialogue of a former WordPerfect Customer Support employee with a caller:
"Ridge Hall computer assistant; may I help you?"
"Yes, well, I'm having trouble with WordPerfect."
"What sort of trouble?"
"Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away."
"Went away?"
"They disappeared."
"Hmm. So what does your screen look like now?"
"It's blank; it won't accept anything when I type."
"Are you still in WordPerfect, or did you get out?"
"How do I tell?"
"Can you see the C: prompt on the screen?"
"What's a sea-prompt?"
"Never mind. Can you move the cursor around on the screen?"
"There isn't any cursor, I told you, it won't accept anything I type."
"Does your monitor have a power indicator?"
"What's a monitor?"
"It's the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV. Does it have a little light that tells you when it's on?"
"I don't know."
"Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power cord goes into it. Can you see that?"
"Yes, I think so."
"Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it's plugged into the wall."
".......Yes, it is."
"When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just one?"
"Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and find the other cable."
".......Okay, here it is."
"Follow it for me, and tell me if it's plugged securely into the back of your computer."
"I can't reach."
"Uh huh. Well, can you see if it is?"
"Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over?"
"Oh, it's not because I don't have the right angle - it's because it's dark."
"Yes - the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming in from the window."
"Well, turn on the office light then."
"I can't."
"No? Why not?"
"Because there's a power outage."
"A power... A power outage? Ah, Okay, we've got it licked now. Do you still have the boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came in?" 
"Well, yes, I keep them in the closet."
"Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to the store you bought it from."
"Really? Is it that bad?"
"Yes, I'm afraid it is."
"Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?"
"Tell them you're too stupid to own a computer."
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New Additions to Brass Head Inc.
After coming of our best year since the down turn in the economy thanks to our contractually ability to do the International Lingerie Show; our sales force is now joined by Jeff Thompson and Anwar Charlie. Jeff is a sales rep who has traveled to see his accounts for over 20 years, carrying top lines. People will recognize him from his many years at trade shows. Jeff’s territory is Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. Anwar, a former partner of a leather manufacturing company in California, brings years of knowledge and is well liked by so many people in our industry. Anwar’s Territory is California, Nevada, Hawaii, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, Mexico, and Alaska. For more information please contact: Jeff at: or Anwar at: or go to: 

Aviana Hires New Sales Reps
                    by Luis Paredes

Aviana recently hired their first outside sales reps - the husband and wife team of Rich and Charlanne Leavy. They will sell the Aviana brand throughout the Northeast. 
"We are very happy to have them on board, and we are excited about our search for more reps to cover the entire USA and parts of Canada," said Christie Webb, Director of Sales and Marketing. 
For more info on Aviana, please visit
-Luis Paredes is a freelance journalist and graphic designer with extensive trade experience in the intimate apparel industry. His work focuses on the marketing and communication design efforts of intimate apparel companies. His design studio, Seven Hills Graphic Design,  creates Catalogs, Ads, and Brochures with a focus on attracting buyers.

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Jeff Thompson    Brass Head Inc
Anwar Charlie                   Brass Head Inc

     Women's Wear & Textile Shows & Events for 
  February - June 2008
Please contact the show before going in case of date 
                        changes or cancellations.
Feb 3-5              CurveNY
Feb 12-15    Lingerie Americas Las Vegas
Feb 12-15               MAGIC
Feb 13-15   Project Las Vegas
Feb 14-16              CurveNV
Feb 24-26           Lingerie Americas NYC    
Mar 15-17     Bodywear International Trade Fair
March 16     Airbrush Makeup Training Class
           Austin, Texas,
Mar 16-19         Transworld Halloween Costume
                                     & Party Show            
Mar 18-21          Intimate India Expo 
Mar 27-30           Dallas Market Center
Mar 28-30    Taboo - The Naughty But Nice Sex Show
April 4-6  Taboo - The Naughty But Nice Sex Show
       Red Deer,
April 5-8            Atlanta Show
April 6-9    New England Apparel Club
        Royal Plaza Trade Center Marlboro Mass
April 7-9       International Lingerie Show 
                Las Vegas
April 7-9         Adult Halloween Show 
                Las Vegas
April 18-20  Taboo - The Naughty But Nice Sex Show
June 5-8           Dallas Market Center
June 8-11    New England Apparel Club
        Royal Plaza Trade Center Marlboro Mass
June 21-24            Atlanta Show

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