“Men’s Parties” Organizers Emphasize Snacks
On Sunday, Oct. 4, a man was found dead inside an apartment at 1618 14th Street NW, the victim of an apparent “blunt impact injury to the head.” No foul play is suspected in the man's death, but the incident has raised questions about what else goes on at 1618 14th Street, a location known for hosting "Men's Parties" and meetings of the "Jack Off Enthusiasts Club." What exactly happens at a "Men's Party"? Apparently, lots of eating.
NBC 4 posed the "Men's Parties" question to Skip Miller, a man who claims to "volunteer" at the social club three times a week. "A men’s social club . . . it’s just that," Miller told NBC 4. "People come in. We have videos, we have sodas, we have snacks.”
And at an ANC meeting earlier this week, Lieutenant Vanessa Moore of D.C. police's 3rd District said that the club organizer told her that "he does not collect money per se, but he does take donations for chips, dips, and soda."
So, if this whole club is really about "snacks": How are the snacks?
According to one commenter on the City Paper Web site, they're not so hot. "The snacks I mentioned . . . are store-brand Doritos and stale pretzels," he wrote. "Nothing to get excited about, but certainly a perk to help forget about the pain of being fabulous."