You know all of those “if you’re a certain age, you should get what this is?” images that float around Facebook? This Oregon Trail cake, spotted on Dorkly, could serve as one of those. I wasted…er… spent countless hours of my young life playing this game on an Apple II. And my, what a *lovely* sentiment for a birthday cake.


Snake Cake. Run for Your Lives!

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • lrwickerdesign

    Oh no, not Oregon Trail…

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  • engineerzero

    I read the Journals of Lewis and Clark. They reported abundant game, mainly peaceful and helpful natives, and not a single death on the expedition. Their guide was a teenage girl who brought along her baby. They not only went to Oregon, they came back too.

  • Gillian BenAry

    I used to get so upset when my relatives died, I had to stop naming them after my REAL relatives.

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  • Cecil Adams

    they STILL have Oregon Trail on the computers at my school :P lawl <— go 2