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I just learned a new trick, well, at least new for me, regarding zippers from my friend Malinda. Malinda and I have been best friends for 20 years—she was the maid of honor at my wedding and the only person I know daring enough to have a conversation with the Falun Gong folks wearing a Vivienne Tam Chairman Mao shirt. So when she headed for my crotch and zipped up my pants—I wasn’t offended. In fact, when she showed me that pulling the little zipper handle down locks the zipper in place, thus reducing the likelihood for future crotch treks on my behalf, I was elated. Not only are my goodies covered, but I learned a new trick to share with my fashionista friends.