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April 16 2011

Playboy Mansion Illness came from Grotto

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🙂 At Least It Was a Good Way to Go

O.K., according to the Associated Press, the place the L.A. County health department found the Legionelles bacteria was the jacuzzi.

This morning, out of my sleep, I woke with a big cough that sounded like a gunshot, and out came, well, no body wants to hear, but this is months after we all got sick at the Playboy Mansion.

The whole thing has been a great story of bad journalism, assumptions, and in this case blog comment jokes turning out to be true, when it was joked to be Grotto Flu.

I remember a crowd of about 20 of us, guys and girls, crowded in the grotto, in clothes, not in the jacuzzi, all looking at the grotto, and the one girl in the jacuzzi, posing for a bunch of cameras clicking.

Apparently, that was the moment we all got sick.

It has also been interesting that I sent emails to Hugh through a few friends, offering to try to help with the P.R. of the situation, but never heard back. Either Hugh didn’t get it, or it was not a big deal to him.

We are all now part of Playboy history, having gotten one of the worst, or the worst illnesses of our life.

Thank god it was only the milder form that you get really sick from, and it goes away, and not the really dangerous one that kills like 40% of those who get it.

Thank god thinktank is outside, and we never have to worry about it. 😉

  1. Vinay said on April 16th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Wow DK, very lucky in deed.

    Hopefully its all cleaned up for July!

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  2. purposeinc said on April 16th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    @Vinay I am sure it will be. The funny thing is all it takes is a little chlorine to kill the stuff. Weird how it wasn’t.

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  3. Bloggoneit said on April 17th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    This will definitely be the story you tell your grandkids one day….or, maybe not!

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  4. Mike Salvaggio said on April 18th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Oh MAN — I was looking forward to some hot tubbing at ThinkTANK : )

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