In our adult minds, we tend to glamorize our childhood. So, with a thick gauze of nostalgia wrapped around our brains, we think back and remember The Oregon Trail as a little fleet of flying ponies, air-galloping into our school’s Computer labs, delivering eternal happiness and rain-showers of malted milk balls.
Well I have news for you: Flying ponies are called Pegasuses, and this sh*t is not as good as you remember.
Let's list some other stuff you liked when you were younger: Linkin Park. Zach Braff’s Garden State. Mountain Dew Code Red. Kids make horrible decisions—you were no exception. Was The Oregon Trail a fun and entertaining way to learn about America’s Westward expansion?
No, it was a cheap and novel way reprieve the horrors of American Education while your teacher finally gave up for the day and turned to her clandestine flask. Everything about TOT was tacky, glitchy and boring. You deserved better my friend. In life, and in Computer Class.