Here’s what Ken Bone’s olive suit (may it rest in peace) would have looked like

Ken Bone, who attained temporary stardom by asking a question about energy policy at Sunday’s presidential town hall debate, is inseparable from his red sweater and mustache. Without them, would he be the meme he is today? 

In some alternate universe, the olive suit Bone planned to wear that day never ripped. Either he never became famous, or people started planning to wear olive suits with their fake facial hair this Halloween.

The Bone-man gave us a peek into that reality with a tweet Wednesday. Gaze now upon the meme that could have been: 

Naaaah. Doesn’t work without the sweater, my dude.

Jay Hathaway

Jay Hathaway

Jay Hathaway is a former senior writer who specialized in internet memes and weird online culture. He previously served as the Daily Dot’s news editor, was a staff writer at Gawker, and edited the classic websites Urlesque and Download Squad. His work has also appeared on,, and the Morning News.