Friday, April 27, 2012

XXX: The Plastic Hippo

The Plastic Hippo
Rampart City features a wealth of culture:  museums, an orchestra, an opera house, numerous theaters for stage and film.  But if you're looking for something steamier, there are also quite a few of what are euphemistically described as "gentleman's clubs."  None of these are more famous than the Plastic Hippo in the city's Old Downtown neighborhood.

It's not so much the entertainment at the Plastic Hippo that makes it famous, though the ladies on the stage there are usually of better quality than other establishments.  What has made the Plastic Hippo so famous is its clientele.  Not your usual mix of creepy losers and horny businessmen, the patrons of the Plastic Hippo are known to be some of the city's criminal elite.  It's said the Vendetta crime family runs its organization out of the Hippo's back room.

For that reason, the Plastic Hippo is also very exclusive.  Men (and women) are not only screened by bouncers for their fashion sense, but also for any weapons or photographic equipment they might be carrying.  So if you're planning to make a visit to the Hippo, make sure to wear your best clothes and leave the guns and cameras behind.  And whatever you do, don't cross any of the regulars or you might just wind up in the river, wearing a pair of cement shoes.

(BTW, another fun fact: the Plastic Hippo's name is based on the infamous Peppermint Rhino club in Vegas.  No, I have not actually ever been there, or anywhere in Vegas for that matter.)

And here's a PG version of what goes on in the Plastic Hippo:
It's a Peep Show!


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5 comments:

  1. PT I guess after yesterday a strip club was inevitable. I love the peep show picture. nice background on the place too.
    The Geek Twins

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  2. Oh my... the picture helped tremendously. Any novel that heavily features strip clubs in it is probably going to be the better for it. Yay.

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  3. I knew this post was worth anticipating. Thanks for giving me confused feelings about Easter candy.

    I'm not sure how often I can say that this is really a very impressive feat you've performed, creating this entire world right down to the rules for getting into the fictional exotic dancer's lounge.

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  4. And I thought I was the only one who thought stripper poles and Easter candy went together.

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