Sixty-six years ago today the Roswell, New Mexico Daily Record stunned the country with one of the finest examples of a sensationalist headline this side of... well, nevermind that. "RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch In Roswell Region," was a joke, a sham, a goof, and certainly not proof of aliens landing on U.S. soil at all, because that would be silly. Here, play this Google Doodle game instead.

What is the game? Why, it's the cutest little mini adventure game you've ever seen, with what I'm gonna say is a tiny homage to the Atari 2600 classic E.T. tossed in for good measure. You play as a completely fictional and certainly not classified alien that must assemble the pieces of its downed U.F.O. before the government comes and disappears you gives you warm, fresh-baked cookies.


As a current resident of Roswell, Georgia, I wish our namesake over in New Mexico a happy alien anniversary, and thank them for ruining our stupid city forever you bastards.