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Politics-LiveI’m American citizen, undecided voter, loving husband Ken Bone, Welcome to the Bone Zone! AMA

Oct 14th 2016 by StanGibson18 • 45 Questions • 12746 Points

Hello Reddit,

I’m just a normal guy, who spends his free time with his hot wife and cat in St. Louis. I didn’t see any of this coming, it’s been a crazy week. I want to make something good come out of this moment, so I’m donating a portion of the proceeds from my Represent T-Shirt campaign to the St. Patrick Center raising money to fight homelessness in St. Louis.

I’m an open book doing this AMA at my desk at work and excited to answer America’s question.

Please support the campaign and the fight on homelessness! Represent.com/kenbone

Proof: http://i.imgur.com/GdMsMZ9.jpg

Q:

How do you feel about the memes made about you?

A:

As long as it's all in good fun I'm happy to laugh along with all of it.


Q:

How did you get selected to be in the debate audience?

A:

Gallup does a random sampling of undecided voters in the area in which the debate is held. This time it was my home town and I was lucky enough to answer when they called.


Q:

I love how you're using this moment for good. What does the St.Patrick center do for the homeless and why is this issue out of many the most important to you?

A:

St. Patrick center provides temporary housing, job training, drug counseling, and help with mental health issues.

There is a severe homelessness problem in this country. Most of us are one or two paychecks away from being homeless as well. We need to start seeing and intervening on their behalf.


Q:

Hi Ken, are you going take Snoop Dogg up on his generous offer to hotbox the bone zone?

A:

My power plant supports a robust drug testing policy, sorry Dogg. My dad on the other hand is all in.


Q:

Hey it's me, your dad. Can I get Snoop's number???

A:

Dad? You're back from getting smokes?


Q:

What will you be going as for Halloween? I hear the sexy Ken Bone will be popular

A:

I'm already the sexy Ken Bone so I'm thinking bust out the old Jedi robe / lightsaber combo and be Obi Wan Kenboni


Q:

Have you ever said "We ken bone" when your wife asks what you wanna do tonight?

A:

Ken Bone does not ask. He commands by his imposing yet cuddly presence.


Q:

What's the weirdest reaction from friends and family that you've had so far?

A:

My uncle called me today and seemed genuinely star struck as if we hadn't been drinking beer together the week before.


Q:

You changed

A:

I certainly haven't changed clothes.


Q:

Pizza rolls or pizza bagels?

A:

Porque no los dos?

You don't fill out a sweater like this by doing pizza anything half way.


Q:

Hey Ken, who are some of your favorite musicians?

A:

Radiohead is my all time favorite, nobody blends genres like Thom Yorke and the boys.


Q:

I could not imagine having so much attention drawn to me in only a few days

A:

Holy shit! u/dicklemytick is talking to me!!!


Q:

Ken,

If you were president, what steps would your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job layoffs?

A:

Blah blah blah Steel...

Blah blah blah ISIS...


Q:

Are you looking forward to your impersonation on SNL?

A:

Between that and what South Park might turn me into I'm pumped.

I know Bobby Moynihan would crush the bit, but maybe go Leslie Jones for shock value or something? I don't know. I'll get with my writers.


Q:

Hi Ken, big fan and just ordered your shirt.

How does it feel to be the leading presidential candidate around my apartment?

A:

I know I look old cause I'm fat and bald and dress like it's 1954, but I'm only 34 and ineligible to run!

There are over 2000, yes 2000 legally registered candidates. One of them must have something to offer. Get your voice out there for one of them.


Q:

We need to get you on the "Get Out and Vote" tour.

A:

I did a video shoot for Jokes for Votes today, check them out.


Q:

Would you say that you are leaning to vote one way or the other?

A:

Yes, definitely. Being undecided is not the same as being indecisive. We just have a lot to consider this election.


Q:

This is a man who understands that no matter who he supports, the internet will turn on him.

A:

It's a good thing I'm not running for office. I'm just trying to get you all to vote, you don't need to have another fat guy trying to convince you who to vote for.


Q:

Hi Ken. Long time fan here. Do you have plans to run as an Independent in the next Presidential election?

A:

I don't even go to HOA meetings, but if I really thought I could effect positive change I'd consider it.


Q:

How do you feel about becoming famous overnight? Also, have any companies approached you to endorse their products?

A:

Several companies have approached me for endorsements. I have 2 rules for working with them.

1)It's a responsible company that I believe in and that I vet to the best of my ability. I will do my best not to associate with any companies that hurt the environment or their workers.

2) 10% of all money I receive must go to my local preferred homeless charity the Saint Patrick Center in Saint Louis, MO.

Same rules for paid appearances.


Q:

What did Bill Clinton say to you after the debate?

A:

He talked to me about the peak of the coal industry in the 20s and how it has evolved with the nation's infrastructure over the years.

Then his security team reminded him that it was time to go yet again. I think his wife was waiting on him.


Q:

What does it feel like to all of a suddenly become an internet sensation. What does it tell you about today's society and our means of communication?

A:

It's been unreal, both the good and the bad. Everybody has responded to the positive message with the exception of a few nuts.

Some of the stuff makes it tough to stay positive, but I try to spin it for the good.

For instance, I've had almost a quarter million new Twitter followers, and only 3 death threats. Great ratio!

Seriously though, thanks to my home town PD for making me feel safe when the creeps come out to play.


Q:

Hey Ken! Huge fan :) Would you consider wearing a cardigan for your next public outing?

A:

I'm sorry you're confused, Ken Bone is the cable knit sweater wearing a fat guy.


Q:

Ken, both your Twitter & Reddit handles end in the number 18...

Does the number 18 hold any personal significance to you?

A:

On soft ball and hockey rec teams I wore 18 for the great 60s era Saint Louis Cardinal Mike Shannon. He's been the voice of the Cardinals basically my whole life.

Stan Gibson is for Stan Musial and Bob Gibson.


Q:

You should drunkenly shitpost with us in some /r/cardinals GDTs next season!

A:

Done.


Q:

Mr. Bone, we're big fans of yours over at /r/SWGalaxyofHeroes after seeing your tweet about the game. Two questions:

(1) Better mustache, Biggs Darklighter or Lando Calrissian?

(2) Which heroes do you use in the squad arena?

A:

1) Biggs for pure awesomeness, Lando for longevity. Get it, I'm undecided.

2) Phasma lead, Rey, 5s, Chewie, Lumi. Swapping Lumi out for Barriss after I can farm her, but it might be a while. I'm a little busy.


Q:

ST Han > Chewie

A:

Agreed, but he's only at 6 stars for now.


Q:

Follow up, which character would look best with an awesome red cardigan?

A:

Chewie. No net loss or gain in huggability.


Q:

Ken, I go to school roughly 20 minutes from where you live. I have a birthday coming up near the end of October. Will you come party and hang with us for my birthday?

Edit: October 27th, probably the following weekend at SIUE. Plz let me ride Mr. Bone's Wild Ride.

A:

I'm gonna be swamped with election stuff but PM me something and I'll get you a birthday greeting.

Here's hoping I don't forget and look like an asshole.


Q:

KBone !! When you coming thru tha doggy den 4 a little chit chat ?? I got something special at tha crib for u !

A:

I'm in LA late next week, maybe we can hook up. Big fan here. My dad wants to roll wit da Dogg big time, you me and him could do some tight stuff.

That didn't sound cool at all, did it?


Q:

You made it cool. You goddamn beautiful disaster

A:

Ken Bone 2020: A beautiful goddamn disaster.


Q:

Is it true that you start every meal by saying "Bone Appetit?"

A:

If only I were that clever.


Q:

Bone apple teeth

A:

This is closer to the real me.


Q:

Who told you it was a good idea to use your real reddit username?

A:

It was a bad call. I need to fire my agent, except I can't because I'm my agent.


Q:

Are you near or farsighted?

A:

Yes


Q:

Is a Hot Dog a sandwich?

A:

Sandwiches are bread on top, bread on bottom. Hot Dogs are side to side with a wrap around. Doesn't count.


Q:

What has been the strangest thing someone tweeted at you in the wake of the debate?

A:

Too many weird, wild things to count. The most surreal was hearing back from @midnight which I love.


Q:

Hi Mr. Bone, What sweater would win in a fight? There have been many famous sweaters worn by you, Cosby, Martha Stewart, Mr. Rogers (from the neighborhood). Who’s sweater would win in a fight? Also, “Ugly Christmas Sweaters” are very popular…might we see an awesome Mr. Bone exclusive Ugly Christmas sweater this year?

A:

Cosby Sweater drops roofies into Stewarts drink, Stewart Sweater shivs Cosby Sweater with a sharpened tooth brush as it slips into unconsciousness.

Fred Rogers OG sweater game wins by staying positive and not getting involved in the fight. Just like Ken Bone.


Q:

Hey Ken! Have you decided how you are casting your vote yet?

A:

I'm close, but I will not be announcing my decision. I want you to all make up your own minds. Don't rely on my opinion, just the positive message.


Q:

Ken Bone, I painted you. Also, what's your favorite Halloween candy? Ken Bone Painting

A:

I love it. It's not fair to have a painting be so much more attractive than the real me!


Q:

As a coal worker, how do you think environmental protection and energy production should be balanced?

A:

We need more clean plants like mine to be approved for construction. Older plants can't retrofit to be best in class environmentally because it would drive them out of business. That means we need newer ones manned by the displaced workers from those being retired.


Q:

Mr. Bone, do you feel both Hillary and/or trump answered your question adequately or were you dissatisfied in regards to energy? Thank you for doing this.

A:

I wanted to hear more about environmental protection from Mr. Trump, and more about jobs from Secretary Clinton.

They both did alright, but all answers from politicians are pretty much canned and rehearsed. Kinda like the ones I do on the radio.


Q:

Have you ever though about making a gofundme or kickstarter to replace your olive suit?

A:

Somebody set one up on my behalf, but Jimmy Kimmel is buying me a new one since I did his show. I guess if go fund me sends me that money it'll go to the charity.

You'll see me wearing it on his show next week.


Q:

What is the best dinosaur?

A:

Not Barney. He's too huggable even for me.


Q:

Would you consider making love to my wife? Please?

A:

Only if you are me.