Friday Funny 33: Oregon Trail

>> Friday, April 24, 2009

On Wednesday, I found an Oregon Trail simulator online. And HOLY CATS, did that take me back to a simpler time in life!

Yesterday, just for fun, I thought I’d travel the trail with the 5 names of the five of us who are doing the Winter BeGone Duathlon this weekend. I thought it could shed some insight as to how we would do on Sunday. So I put in our names:


(Pharmie’s real name is Sarah, BTW)

We started out, and all was well. After a bit, Sarah was the first with a sign of trouble:



Steph REALLY got hit HARD. Here’s a list of what happened to her (and yes, she broke her arm TWICE):



Sarah broke her arm and became exhausted:



Matt’s condition started heading south:



And then the unthinkable happened:



The rest of us made it to the end. You can see here that 4 of us made it to the end in “very poor health:”



Borsch and I made it through with no problems, but Matt sure had a rough trip - we had to bury him along the way.

Later in the day, I thought I’d try it again. Look what happened when we were trying to cross a river:



Yep, we lost Matt again. Matt, the river was like 4 feet deep! You could have just stood up! What the hell, man?!?!

At the finish, there were only four of us. Again.



Matt, maybe you should reconsider doing the race this weekend. If you still want to race, you need to be careful out there. If we ever pass over a little creek or stream, for the love of God, STAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD! Do NOT get near any sort of body of water!

Check back Sunday afternoon/evening to see if we all survived the duathlon!

34 comments:

trimybest 8:06 AM, April 24, 2009  

isnt it supposed to rtain? maybe mattt should just stay home. you dont want him to look up and drown!

see you on sunday. i will be back later with my predictions.

CoachLiz 8:26 AM, April 24, 2009  

OMG, that is too funny!

How do you get two broken arms on a wagon train unless the wagon ran over your arms???

Good Luck this weekend and make Matt wear some amulets or something to ward off any danger.

Steve Stenzel 8:42 AM, April 24, 2009  

Yeah Jeremy (trimybest), it IS supposed to rain, isn't it! Matt, you better watch out!!

Kim 8:50 AM, April 24, 2009  

OMG i was just talking about Oregon Trail the other day!! i loved that game and am so jealous you were playing it. poor matt :(

Jess 9:20 AM, April 24, 2009  

My wagon always tipped over when crossing those damn rivers!

And 4 out of 5 is still pretty good odds :)

Velma 9:21 AM, April 24, 2009  

Hillarious - I actually think i played a similar game when i was younger. Good luck at the race.

Kitzzy 9:21 AM, April 24, 2009  

Wow! What a blast from the past!

You are hilarious Steve!

I have a 5K with some friends this weekend. Maybe I should do a predictor Oregon Trail run too. I hope I still remember how to play.

Xenia 9:54 AM, April 24, 2009  

I loved that game when I was little! I always ended up with dysentery though. Didn't like that too much.

Basha's Mama 10:04 AM, April 24, 2009  

Too funny. Thanks for making my Friday... Where did you find this gem?

Amy 10:12 AM, April 24, 2009  

Man that is funny. Poor Matt. Better wear his helmet extra tight on the bike this weekend. Thanks for the laugh.

Chad in the AZ Desert 10:36 AM, April 24, 2009  

And this moral of this story is...

Don't ever, ever let Steve drive you to a race...or anywhere else for that matter. Bad things, Brother. Bad things. ;-)

Ashley 10:42 AM, April 24, 2009  

I really, really think you need to do this for every race.

triblog carol 10:48 AM, April 24, 2009  

That was hilarious! I always check in on your friday funnies, and that was the best!

Tammy 11:18 AM, April 24, 2009  

LOL! I remember that game. I never got to the finish with my whole crew.

Heather 11:24 AM, April 24, 2009  

I used to love that game!

Rural Girl 11:46 AM, April 24, 2009  

Have fun this weekend. I'm sure you will!

Blyfinn 11:57 AM, April 24, 2009  

That was great. It sure can't be a good omen for Matt. How can someone break their arm twice on a long trip like that and make it. She must be tough.

Amanda 12:28 PM, April 24, 2009  

LOL! And I'm sure the laughter from my cube doesn't go unnoticed. Thanks! Matt's having a good run of bad luck there...

Marlene 12:29 PM, April 24, 2009  

Looks like you were having a *little * too much fun with that! ;)

Good luck to all on Sunday. Hopefully no burials!

tfh 12:45 PM, April 24, 2009  

The Oregon Trail! I'm pretty sure my parents still have it on our ancient computer. This made me laugh. Oregon Trail as race predictor...

nwgdc 1:18 PM, April 24, 2009  

but what went on his gravestone??

Rainmaker 6:43 PM, April 24, 2009  

Wow - Awesome! Thanks for bringing me back to 2nd grade. Sweet!

jen 8:38 PM, April 24, 2009  

Haha, awesome. I have thought about downloading one of the games for old time's sake but haven't done it yet. It was so fun back in the day! I remember hunting was the best part. :D

Good luck this weekend!! Don't get cholera!

Carmen,  9:16 PM, April 24, 2009  

Hey I got to the point where it says I have to flip the diskette to side 2 to continue..but since I don't have a disk..it won't let me continue!! Help me!

RunningLaur 10:57 AM, April 25, 2009  

hilarious - hope Matt can pull through in real life!

Steve Stenzel 12:43 PM, April 25, 2009  

Carmen - it's a button UNDER the "Oregon Trail" game. It says "change disks". Click that when prompted, and you'll be golden!!

X-Country2 2:24 PM, April 25, 2009  

HA! Playing this game is like the magic 8 ball of life. I could use it to predict all my big upcoming events.

Trishie 8:37 PM, April 25, 2009  

HILARIOUS ! I am going to kill some time on that website. I still remember 'ford the river and cross it' when I was 10 and having no clue what it meant, but it always seemed like a good idea...

Carmen,  1:09 AM, April 26, 2009  

Thanks Steve! Well we all died:( Even my dogs and 2 cats who I took with me..apparently pets are not to be taken on the Oregon Trail:D

sRod 8:56 AM, April 26, 2009  

I think I hurt somethign from laughing. Good times.

Joel 10:56 PM, April 26, 2009  

That was hilarious. Sucks to be Matt.
With his luck, he probably drowned in the rain, standing up.

Amy 11:10 AM, April 27, 2009  

That's awesome! I loved that game in grade school.

Run For Life 12:17 AM, April 28, 2009  

Hahaha, oh my gosh this is absolutely hilarious! Poor Matt. I love all the screen shots.

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