doctorow at June 23rd, 2014 18:00 — #1
boundegar at June 23rd, 2014 18:22 — #2
See? The nice clowns don't want to hurt you.
digitalartform at June 23rd, 2014 18:39 — #3
It's only 6 hours up 395 from LA. C'mon! Who's with me?
mikethebard at June 23rd, 2014 19:26 — #4
nixiebunny at June 23rd, 2014 19:51 — #5
It's perfectly safe. I've stayed there on two occasions, and didn't die either time.
bizmail_public at June 23rd, 2014 20:28 — #6
If you find yourself in Tonopah, why bother with the clown kitsch when a truly interesting hotel is right there and cheap:
The Mizpah Hotel.
Even if you're just passing through, belly up to the bar. It's worth the stop.
shuck at June 23rd, 2014 20:50 — #7
I've stayed in Tonopoah; how the hell did I miss this? It would have been perfect, given the nature of that trip...
knappa at June 23rd, 2014 20:57 — #8
boundegar at June 23rd, 2014 21:46 — #9
I wish I had the shoop skills to put a big ol' monolith on the roof, with the caption: My God... it's full of clowns!
bobo at June 23rd, 2014 23:00 — #10
That's exactly what an undead person possessed by an evil clown spirit would say... I'M ON TO YOU CLOWNS!!!
logruszed at June 23rd, 2014 23:00 — #11
Well it got four stars in Meth Trucker magazine.
stefanjones at June 23rd, 2014 23:48 — #12
The couple of times I played PowerBall, I imagined using a big jackpot to fund a program for teaching minority science teachers, and building modern SROs to house homeless vets.
Now, I'm picturing a third project: Building a Clown Motel from the ground up. Part hotel, part theme park. One with e-paper clown pictures in the room whose eyes follow you, and "secret passages" with animatronic clowns.
tedium at June 24th, 2014 01:29 — #13
I stayed there one night fifteen plus years ago. We landed in the parking lot in a little red Robinson R22 helicopter. Everything about the stay was memorable.
bkad at June 24th, 2014 08:02 — #14
That's a good question, actually. It's not like Tonopah is a big place.
crenquis at June 24th, 2014 12:17 — #15
I assume that there are enough clowns that if a person was to "forget" a slightly cursed clown doll in one of the rooms the hotel staff wouldn't notice1?
1Until it's too late...
shuck at June 24th, 2014 13:07 — #16
Did... did I actually stay there, but it was so horrifying the trauma erased the memory from my mind?
dan_tobias at June 28th, 2014 16:29 — #17
And it's got free Internet... cheap motels always seem to do this, while $200-a-night hotels make you pay extra.
doctorow at June 28th, 2014 18:00 — #18
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