K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, and according to Wikipedia, it is affectionately known as Savage Mountain due to its extreme fatality rate. About one in every four climbers die, and if you’re a woman, be extra careful: K2 is notoriously misogynist. It wasn’t until 1986 that a lady ever summited K2, and in the subsequent eighteen years, every woman who tried DIED.
Naturally, K2 is the perfect setting for a board game.
Enter “K2,” a nifty game that sees players guiding two unlucky adventurers up (and possibly down) the eponymous mountain. Along the way, our little mountaineers face inclement weather, altitude sickness, and general fatigue — all in an attempt to earn glory and skirt death. It’s not an easy feat, but my friends Jim, Jess, and PT seemed up for it. After the jump, enjoy highlights from our dramatic expedition.
This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (twitter.com/bsideblog) and Lisa Timmons (twitter.com/timmonslisa)break down everything you need to know about “Thor: The Dark World.” Even if you haven’t seen the movie or don’t plan to ever see it, hear what they have to say about all the goofy inanity of Asgard.
Then it’s on to other current events such as Nicolas Cage’s lost sex photos. ‘Nuff said. Plus, discussion of Zac Efron’s broken jaw and Mark Wahlberg’s new feud with Tom Cruise.
Along the way there’s more etiquette from “The Correct Thing in Good Society,” and Lisa reads some automatically generated status updates from what-would-i-say.com. Lots of fun on this one. Come listen!
We’re back! Banter with Ben and Lisa has returned just in time to talk about all the tabloid bombshells of the week, starting with Tom Cruise’s divorce from Katie Holmes. After that we discuss Anderson Cooper and then a childhood trauma involving Glenn Close and Fatal Attraction. Naturally. Come listen!