Friday, October 11, 2013

Etsy Remembers Pooping Yourself to Death & Other Good Times With Oregon Trail

by Megan S.

You probably wouldn't have guessed this, but I was pretty big gamer back in the day.  Yep, Oregon Trail was my jam.  Computer time was my absolute favorite in elementary school because it meant risking life and limb to get the great majority of my brave digital family out west.  I say "great majority" because I never managed to get every member of my party to Oregon without somebody pooping themselves to death.  Yes, that's right, kids, one of the many lessons the game taught was the variety of ways settlers could die, the most gruesome being cholera and dysentery.

So, I thought what better way to end our first ever S4 ♥s the 80s with the best Oregon Trail goodies from Etsy.  Here's what I think you'll love.

Kitschy Retro "Oregon Trail" Tee
Help boost the signal about the horrors of dysentery with this cute tee.

You Have Died of Dysentery charm necklace
Keep this charm necklace and those digital lives who went on before you close to your heart.

5.25 Oregon Trail Floppy Disk Notebook
Now that's the stuff, an original floppy converted into a notebook.

Manifest Destiny pin
Brag about your conquest with this pixelated pin.

Oregon Trail Reusable Bag
Leave the Trader Joe's bags in the car and use this to carry your supplies when you go to the general store.

Oregon Trail Bathroom or Kitchen Towel
Remind your loved ones of the importance of washing their hands after using the bathroom.

Oregon Trail Inspired Cross Stitch
Cross stitching?  Ain't nobody braving the the trail got time for that.  Thank goodness someone else made this hunting on the trail cross stitch for you!
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