Erin Mallory Long
April 29, 2013 9:00 am

There are many reasons to love the internet: cat videos, TV show recaps, friends, Twitter and it goes on like this on the ‘ol Information Superhighway.

But now I have a new reason to love the internet and it is in the form of a terrifying photo.

Artist Richard Prince tweeted a photo the other day calling it a “composite of all of Jerry Seinfeld’s girlfriends” and noting that “there were 57 over the course of the show”. Whoa.

I don’t remember Jerry Seinfeld dating what looks like the baby of Jan Levenson and Leelee Sobieski, but whatever. It’s a pretty amazing picture and, more importantly, makes me want to see this done for every fictional character. What would all of Rachel Green’s exes look like in a composite? What about Carrie Bradshaw’s? You know what I mean? Like just start putting Barry’s face with Paolo’s with Ross’s and try not to crack up thinking about the result.

But this Seinfeld photo couldn’t have come at a better time because today is Mr. Jerry Seinfeld’s 59th birthday.

(Side bar: how many times do you think he’s been referred to as “funnyman Jerry Seinfeld”? Probably a million times, right? I’d guess a million.)

Even though Seinfeld went off the air in 1998, Jerry Seinfeld has not left our side. I love his cameo on 30 Rock, I still reference Seinfeld constantly and, if you haven’t watched his webseries Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, you are missing out.

I can’t scroll through tumblr without encountering Seinfeld screengrabs and images and quite frankly, I can’t drive to work without seeing a Seinfeld billboard announcing the many times it re-airs in syndication.

So happy happy birthday to the man who gave us the gift of Nothing.

And maybe don’t blow out the candles naked, that’s “bad naked” for everyone.

(Main image via Shutterstock, Composite pic via Richard Prince’s Twitter page, Seinfeld screenshot via)

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