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September 5 2010

Playing With Bunnies – A Picture Book

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Well, I got invited back to the Playboy Party again this year thrown by Epic Direct Advertising (formerly Azoogle). It is almost embarrassing just how much fun it is.

In an industry made up of cowboys and pirates, each year they show themselves to evolve into an ever more sophisticated company, with solid statistics and credibility in every direction, while never losing their soul. Hence the party at the Playboy Mansion!

If you have been following my training about how to network, you will understand my passion on the subject of being connected with the best and the brightest. This party is like shooting fish in a barrel, or as I refer to it, a Diamond mine. It is a multi day party, with a pool party, cocktail parties, brunch, and the main event at Heffs House.

At most internet get togethers, it takes a few minutes to determine if someone is a real player or not. At this event, they either are a major player online, or they work for Epic, and most of the Epic employees are major players themselves.

The environment is so much fun, that everyone who is part of this β€œin” group, is automatically your friend. Introductions come easily, and smoothly.

Mike Sprouse pulled off the event in great style.

It got totally wild, and that is just on the sidewalk leaving the hotel on the way to the party!

That is my wife in the middle.

The food was amazing, the entertainment gorgeous, the food was as good as any great restaurant.

It was just straight up fun!

Michael Sprouse was showing off his new fiance Kate, by now his wife! When I first met her, I honestly thought she was a playmate. She was just sweet as pie, kind, warm, and of course drop dead gorgeous.

How cool do I feel, hanging out and talking to a bunny, which I talked to last year, exchanging contact info and getting to be friends. I mean, come on, how fricken cool does that make me feel!

One of the greatest things about this event is that it was the second year. People I met last year, got to be better friends this year, and those that were good friends became great ones.

The next pic is of me and tennis star Michael Sprouse, who also used to be in charge of online marketing for Playboy, and not is in charge of marketing at Epic Direct Advertising, but the name doesn’t really capture all he does at the company.

This is Scott, bunny hunting.

Levi Matkins dazzled everyone with his dance moves. Watch the three photo sequence below.

This next one really shows off his moves!


This was crazy, they brought in a dozen performers, doing dance, gymnastics, and just going wild.

I got to hang out with Art Shaw, the new CEO of Epic Direct. Art immediately struck me as being polished, brilliant, and the perfect guy to lead this powerhouse of a company.

I can’t even tell you how many hot girls there were. Just everywhere.

You know the pole dancer is good, when the painted naked girls stop to watch!

I am not even kidding about these two. Jenny, the blonde and her buddy are visiting from the Czech Republic, and were on a one month road trip through the U.S. This picture just happened to capture them where all of our lives intersected. I just loved how much fun they were having with all the internet geeks. What an amazing time in their lives as well. I remember the blonds name was Jenny. America thanks you for visiting Jenny!

Thanks to every single person who was part of this party, again just amazing!

  1. Goran P said on September 5th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Looks like a great party. I like all the pictures. You should’ve taken more head shots from bunnies. Nice story though.

  2. purposeinc said on September 5th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    @Goran P:
    This is just a small portion of the pics. I have a few hundred. The rest will go up soon.

  3. chuck said on September 5th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Wow, that was amazing. What an incredibly hot looking group of girls. Those guys look like they were having a ball.

  4. purposeinc said on September 5th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Yeh, we had an amazing time. Everyone has fun. I made sure the bunnies and other girls had fun. There is just nothing that can make me happier than a group of bunnies doing comedy with me. LOL I could do that every night.

    By the way, I forgot to put this in the post.

    Technical point on bunnies:
    If you are a bunny at the Playboy Mansion in L.A. you must have been a playmate. A playmate is the same thing as a centerfold. Bunnies at other than the mansion, may or may not have been centerfolds.

  5. lidija said on September 5th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    nyce fun 4 adolts

  6. John Komatsoulis said on September 5th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Wonderful pics DK, it looks like you had fun. πŸ™‚
    Sorry I can’t make it to Cali for the ThinkTank.

    Lets connect on the phone soon?

    John Komatsoulis

  7. dawn said on September 5th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    hi nice, you really had fun. what about the wifes/girlfriends?
    or was it just a boys night. Still nice.
    call me a tomboy.

  8. Alex said on September 5th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Which bunny is your friend, the purple one or the green one? Hit me up, I wanna know what you think of the aeron chair.

  9. purposeinc said on September 5th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    The green bunny LOL

  10. purposeinc said on September 5th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    As far as chair advice? Funny post to discuss it. LOL For those of you who don’t know, I am also a chiropractor. For chair advise, go read this book. I don’t think there is any such thing as the “right” chair. Bottom line, our bodies like motion and lots of it. Sit on anything you like, but keep changing, and keep moving so your bones don’t get stuck. πŸ™‚

  11. Russ said on September 5th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Power players @ one of the most fun events. Like the concepts and the ladies!

  12. Pedro said on September 5th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    wish i went to that would’ve been cool

  13. Brian | i-Blogger said on September 5th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Looks like you had a blast. I need to come hang out with you guys – maybe next time I can come and be your camera man. This would be beneficial for both of us – I would get to hang out with hot bunnies and you could be in all of the pictures. Golden opportunity, for you.

    I’m just messing around… Unless you think it’s a good idea? I’ll be waiting by the phone just in case.

    Take care DK.

  14. qwilltf said on September 6th, 2010 at 11:20 pm


    Nice shoot…
    Nice Party…
    Nice story…

    Do you have the video… I’ll love watch it… πŸ˜€
    I’ll be proud have that pict with me there.. hhe.. πŸ˜›

  15. ljsurfchick said on September 7th, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Oh love it so much! I’ve always wanted to go to a playboy party! You are so lucky that is super rad!

  16. SnowBall said on September 7th, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Wow that is a whole lotta naked there. What an epic opportunity. And to be able to go every year. Lucky!

  17. Snooter11 said on September 7th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    This party looks so awesome! Everyone seems so friendly and welcoming. How do you get invited? (ha ha!)

  18. Lisa k said on September 7th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    @Snooter11: that’s what I’d like to know!

  19. SummerDae said on September 7th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    The Party looks off the hook. I swear being apart of this industry looks like allot of fun, wish I had thought of that before having a bunch of! Great pictures.

  20. Switcherbear said on September 7th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Looks like a good time. Not my kind of thing, but I’m sure straight guys every where would kill to attend. Even the girlies looked like they were having fun, I hope it wasn’t too…uhm…strenuous for them. So lame, but I would have liked to see some pictures of the food.

  21. shlbymdn said on September 7th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Looks like a rockin’ time. Hot chicks and so-so men. Nothin’ like a quiet evening at home. HAHA! Keep showing them how to do it girls!

  22. HannahLou said on September 8th, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Looks like an awesome party. Would have liked to have seen more pictures of the performers. Maybe a few more of different bunnies (not the same ones over and over) Still great pictures.

  23. eric kissel said on September 8th, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Hey, DK. Nice meeting you and Shoe at the mansion this year. Great pics! Remind me again when your think tank is…I might be able to attend and/or mention it to some potential customers.

  24. TK said on September 9th, 2010 at 6:59 am

    All I can think when I see these pictures is how much fun you had! Also, it looks like many of the women have ill-fitting bras. I guess that was the point?

  25. go10surf said on September 9th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    You are a very lucky man. I am very jealous. Your pictures are great. I wish I was there with ya.

  26. locosurfer said on September 9th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    great pics
    wish i was there
    send invite to me next time 😎

    P.S. thanks for the advice on chairs will do that.

  27. locosurfer said on September 9th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Oh yeah how can you invite me with out contact info here it is
    its worth a shot all i ask is if you cant invite me is to have fun for the both of us next yeah well peace bra.

  28. jartis0615 said on September 9th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Wow, man your lucky. If you ever need a wingman i’m here for you
    Oh yeah thx for the pics

  29. Cspade said on September 10th, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Wow, seemed to be an amazing party. Everyone, seemed to be having a blast. The author really got a chance to grasp how lucky he was to be there as well as pointing out specific people in order to make the article legitimate. Good article, good perspective.

  30. Cspade23 said on September 10th, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Seemed to be an amazing party. Everyone, seemed to be having a blast. The author really got a chance to grasp how lucky he was to be there as well as pointing out specific people in order to make the article legitimate. Good article, good perspective.

  31. femmetoyz said on September 10th, 2010 at 4:35 am

    It looks like it was a lot of fun. I do find it hard to believe that some of those girls should have even been at that party. Not attractive at all.

  32. aliciahrob said on September 10th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    This party looks like it was so much fun! Beautiful ladies, but what else do you expect from the Playboy Mansion? Very nice post, thanks for the amazing pictures and fun story!

  33. flace said on September 10th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    looks great like a fun, crazy and awesome party. Partying up with one of the best girls and people around is a real treat. The Playboy Mansion really knows how to please the crowd.

  34. Johnresa said on September 11th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I am a woman but I wish I was there…lol. It looks like the girls were all super hot and everyone had a blast. The next time they have one be sure to invite me πŸ™‚

  35. MsVincent4423 said on September 11th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I bet they throw parties like that all the time at the playboy mansion. It would be a blast to go. All the bunnies seem so carefree and lighthearted. Nice shots of the girls. I wonder though, did Hef and his “girls” make an appearance at all?

  36. Lydia said on September 11th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    What gorgeous girls. Looks like you guys had a blast. What a great time πŸ™‚

  37. Lydia said on September 11th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I can’t believe how beautiful these girls are! They’re breath taking. I’m jealous I wasn’t invited to this party!

  38. TheFrogPrince&Family said on October 24th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Ahh, the Playboy Mansion…where you might have to wipe the schmoozing off you every few minutes. I know most would consider it an amazing opportunity, I could just never (not even if I was a heterosexual male, I think) take myself seriously at an event like that. Glad it worked out for you, though.

  39. Adam Tal said on January 12th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    OOKKK. Does anyone have Scott’s email? I have pics of him from the mansion on my phone, couldn’t find him until now…. (I have tons of pics on my iPhone of people from the party, but we were all too drunk to remember the next day…. –> If you were there and have pics of me (I was the OTHER dude who brought his wife ;)) pls get in touch….. (my name @ my domain)…. thnx! πŸ™‚

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