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Bradley Cooper Thinks the Best Birthdays Happen at McDonald's

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It's still prime resolution-making season, and if you haven't already stolen yours from one of the Kardasho-Jenners yet, Bradley Cooper just unintentionally offered one of his own: Have a really, really lowkey birthday party this year.

When W Magazine interviewed birthday boy Bradley Cooper, who turns 41 today, about his favorite birthday ever, he thought for a second then answered, "I'm just going to tell you the first thing that comes into my head: McDonald's."

Do tell, Bradley:

We used to have birthdays at McDonald's when we were growing up. That was a big thing ... We would get Big Macs and go on our way to the Jersey Shore — no, Egg McMuffins. I just loved the little trays with the party boxes. Every kid would have a little party box that you'd eat all your stuff in. You were not expecting that answer! I don't know what it says that I had to go back to eight years old for my favorite birthday.

Think about it: Adult birthdays are always at least a little bit shitty, whether it's the one person who forgot to post on your Facebook timeline or that it happened to be your favorite bartender's night off. But there is a deceptively simple solution to all of these problems: McDonald's. Watch the interview below.