Faded, clown-themed motel that backs onto a plague pit


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See? The nice clowns don't want to hurt you.


#3

It's only 6 hours up 395 from LA. C'mon! Who's with me?


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 It's perfectly safe. I've stayed there on two occasions, and didn't die either time.


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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.


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I've stayed in Tonopoah; how the hell did I miss this? It would have been perfect, given the nature of that trip...


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The Tonopah plauge might have been pneumonia:

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH19050420.2.8


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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!


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That's exactly what an undead person possessed by an evil clown spirit would say... I'M ON TO YOU CLOWNS!!!


#11

Well it got four stars in Meth Trucker magazine.


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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.


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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.


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That's a good question, actually. It's not like Tonopah is a big place. smile


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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...


#16

Did... did I actually stay there, but it was so horrifying the trauma erased the memory from my mind?


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And it's got free Internet... cheap motels always seem to do this, while $200-a-night hotels make you pay extra.


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