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OMG, there’s a Bob Ross Chia Pet!
08.03.2017
09:59 am
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I’ve never owned a Chia Pet before, but if I was going to, you better bet it would be a Bob Ross one. If you’re going to have a Chia Pet, what better subject than a soft-spoken white man with a permed afro and a long-running show on PBS? Imagine my delight when I discovered this wonderful creation existed! It’s just perfect. I must own one. Now.

Wanna hear a great factoid about Bob Ross? Of course you do. The reason he always spoke so quietly is this: Before becoming a TV painting instructor, Ross held various jobs in the military that required him to be, as he put it himself, “tough” and “mean.” Ross was “the guy who makes you scrub the latrine, the guy who makes you make your bed, the guy who screams at you for being late to work.” Tired of all of that agro, Ross vowed that after he left the military, he would never scream again.

The Bob Ross Chia Pet is available here for $19.99.


 

 
via Geekologie

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
AI ‘on acid’ fucks with classic Bob Ross footage; everybody wins

Posted by Tara McGinley
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08.03.2017
09:59 am
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AI ‘on acid’ fucks with classic Bob Ross footage; everybody wins


 
For many of us, Bob Ross’ PBS show The Joy of Painting was an endlessly enjoyable random staple of the TV programming of our youth. Did anyone under the age of 57 ever actually seek out Bob Ross on TV? No, for me anyway, it was always encountered accidentally, this odd hippie with a paintbrush that was unlike everything else on the idiot box. As Patton Oswalt once observed, Ross was a Quaalude version of his predecessor and mentor on PBS, the more intense German √©migr√© William Alexander.

A man named Alexander Reben has created the ultimate psychedelic Bob Ross artifact. It’s called Deeply Artificial Trees. According to Reben, “This artwork represents what it would be like for an AI to watch Bob Ross on LSD.”

There’s more, but I didn’t continue reading. I had all the information I needed.
 

 
via The Daily Dot
 

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Bob Ross ‘talks dirty’

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04.07.2017
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‘Happy Little Trees’: Bob Ross explains his mission in the first episode of ‘The Joy of Painting’
10.17.2013
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I looooooove Bob Ross. Don’t get me wrong; I would consider anyone hanging one of his pieces in their home a domestic terrorist. I find his actual paintings schlocky and sentimental, but I love his attitude, accessibility, and his crusade to enable any would-be painter. So many people are too intimidated to even attempt making art. There’s something truly wonderful about a warm, encouraging voice teaching you a few basic techniques in the comfort of your own home. And “warm and soothing” was the Bob Ross trademark.

Ross actually developed his painting technique in the US Air Force, and while he assumed a “tough guy” demeanor on duty, it never really sat well with him. Hoping to leave the service someday, he wished to lead a more gentle lifestyle, and swore “never to scream again.”  Below is the beginning of the first episode of The Joy of Painting, (before he knew the show would run for 11 years), wherein Bob Ross soothes the ever-loving-fuck out of his audience members, and holds their collective hand through the process.

You didn’t have to be an expert, you didn’t even have to be good. Bob Ross was art therapy.
 

 
Via The Wall Breakers

Posted by Amber Frost
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10.17.2013
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Happy Little Cthulhu: If Bob Ross painted The Great Old One
09.27.2012
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The above painting titled “Happy Little Cthulhu” is just one of the many pieces for an upcoming (actually it starts today:September 27th - October 21st) Bob Ross-themed show at Portland’s Screaming Sky Gallery.

Read more about the show here.

Via Super Punch

Posted by Tara McGinley
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09.27.2012
01:35 pm
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Bob Ross ‘talks dirty’
02.20.2012
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I like to beat the brush. That’ll be our little secret.
 

 
Via Have You Seen This

Posted by Tara McGinley
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02.20.2012
07:30 pm
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Bob Ross feeds a precious little squirrel
11.28.2011
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Eternally calm Bob Ross demonstrates the delicate operation on how to feed a tiny squirrel. Aren’t they the most precious little characters you’ve ever seen?
 

 
(via Mister Honk)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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11.28.2011
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Solo Artist
06.24.2011
10:39 pm
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Redditor HappyHarryHardOn says, “Let’s draw a little Death Star in the background… and it’ll be our little secret”

(via reddit )

Posted by Tara McGinley
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06.24.2011
10:39 pm
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