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An investigation into an outbreak of respiratory illness amongst techies who'd attended Domainfest has found legionella bacteria bubbling away in a hot tub at the Playboy mansion. LA health officials investigated after at least 100 attendees at Domainfest became horribly ill. Fingers were pointed at both the conference venue, …

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  1. Anonymous John
    Happy

    How about

    A Playmobil reconstruction of the Playboy pool being disinfected?

  2. ShaggyDoggy

    Sherlock

    "Legionella bacteria .... has not been determined as the source of the respiratory outbreak."

    So, what else can it do ?

  3. resudaed
    Happy

    Misread the title

    Officials scoop up bacteria bubbling away in Playmobil hot tub, I wondered what El Reg had been up to

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    in summary

    "LA health officials investigated ... the Playboy mansion, which hosted an end-of-show party cum fundraiser..."

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      did you mean

      "LA health officials investigated ... the Playboy mansion, which hosted an end-of-show cum party fundraiser"

  5. Pirate Dave
    Pirate

    "party cum fundraiser"

    err, they have a fundraiser for that? Is it expensive? I'd think that at the playboy mansion it would be relatively cheap as it is most likely in ample supply.

  6. TeeCee Gold badge
    WTF?

    Hang on...

    ....there was a tech event with a party at the Playboy Mansion?

    Well that's enough sacred cows slain to keep us in burgers throughout this year's barbeque season then....

    1. John Sturdy
      WTF?

      Domainers, not techies

      They were "domain name speculators", not really techies but... well, I can't think of anything rude enough to call them.

      1. LaeMing
        Happy

        re: I can't think of anything rude enough to call them

        "domain name speculator" is quite rude enough thanx.

  7. G C M Roberts
    Coat

    I hope that they

    ...finger who ever is responsible for this

    Mine's the quilted dressing gown with lipstick smears near the groin

  8. kain preacher

    Sick Bastards

    So there were sick bastards at the playboy mansion ? What's the big deal? Hey wait you mean sick people that didn't have STDs , hmm this does need investigating.

    1. Arnold Lieberman
      Joke

      STDs?

      It wasn't a telecomm's conference was it? I thought the days of sharing a party line was over, and we're into the age of three-way intercourse.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    almost too embarassed to post this

    Is Legionella some relation to Barbarella?

    1. E 2

      Legionella & Barbarella

      Legionella is Barbarella's little sister... I hear that she is more into femdom than space ships.

  10. E 2

    "...end-of-show party cum fundraiser ..."

    Congrats on using the word "cum" correctly with added double entendre!

  11. Eddy Ito

    Playboy hot tub

    Here I'd always called it primordial soup.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters

    Wait up...

    ... a gathering of domainers being doused with unnamed respitory disease AND influenza?

    I for one welcome our new infectious benefactors...

  13. The last doughnut
    FAIL

    Ew

    Hot tubs are filthy enough, but these geeks actually used one at the Hefner place? I pity the fools.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Never pity the fool,

      that's B.A.'s job.

  14. James Pickett

    Oh yes!

    "end-of-show party cum"

    Maybe time they fitted a filter to the hot tub...

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