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The entire Internet made this guy a birthday invitation

"I used the power of the Internet to crowdsource an invitation for my birthday," writes Ryan Kennedy, who's turning 30.


Cooper Fleishman

Internet Culture

Posted on May 30, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 2:32 pm CDT

See this? This is what it looks like when you invite complete strangers all across the world—kids swimming in India, a glittery roller-skating gymnast couple, someone in a bikini, somebody’s butt, a goldfish, a hamster, a dog with human arms, a side-flipping schoolyard acrobat, a guy in zebra underpants—to contribute to your birthday invitation.

“I used the power of the Internet to crowdsource an invitation for my birthday,” writes Ryan Kennedy, who’s turning 30 on Friday, May 31. “Now I’m taking it one step further and depending on the Internet for my friends to see it.” 

Obligatory NSFW warning: Cleavage. Also underwear.

How’d he do it? He may have hired them all on, an anything-goes five-dollar marketplace in the vein of GirlfriendHire. So far, Redditors have dug up the zebra-thong guy, the bunny-ears girl, and the group with the big kite.

We’ll see if it works. It’s already climbing on Reddit. Even if no one shows up, it’s already “the greatest monument to me in history,” Kennedy writes. “I regret nothing.” Then he asks you to RSVP to his party at

Happy birthday, Ryan.

Illustration via Reddit

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*First Published: May 30, 2013, 7:52 pm CDT