Yesterday, McDonald's, the fast-food giant headquartered in suburban Oak Brook, gave its iconic clown a new look.
Well, a slightly tweaked new look.
Well, a new jacket.
As the press release points out, the beloved/child-frightening (it depends) mascot sports "yellow cargo pants and a vest, accompanied by a red-and-white striped rugby shirt." Because after eating 20 McNuggets you just want to get out there on the rugby field and scrum.
A couple things immediately came to mind: Wilco's Nudie suits, the cusp-of-the-'70s sportswear on the current season of Mad Men. So we decided to come up with more era-appropriate, 21st-century looks for Ronald. And we learned one valuable lesson: When you put a clown's face on another body, you basically get the Insane Clown Posse.