I can’t stop playing this Roswell alien tribute Google Doodle game

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“I can’t get the horse to let me up to get that thing and I can’t get to the man!” said my coworker.

We’re smack in the middle of another busy news cycle on Monday, and we’re both dinking around with today’s Google Doodle, a charming mini-video game that lets you guide a little lost alien through a grainy farmscape on his way back to wherever.

Basically, it’s a point-and-click puzzle/adventure game. It’s just adorable. We won’t tell you how to solve it, but the nerds over at Pocket-lint will.

Don’t say VB never did anything to help you get over a case of the Mondays, folks.

The doodle comes to us on this day to commemorate the 1947 Roswell UFO incident, when the Army found a flying disk in the New Mexico desert. The Air Force said it was a weather balloon … or was it?

That weird moment in American history has made Roswell a freak tourist destination for decades and is now the subject of another awesome Google Doodle. Go to to play it for yourself.

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