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(Wikipedia)   It's been 25 years since we lost Bob Ross. Let's all raise a brush and remember the happy little trees and the best 'fro in public television history   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2020-07-04 8:44:41 PM  
25 years. Damn.
 
2020-07-04 9:23:49 PM  
Didn't know that was the date but this is the shirt I am actually wearing right now.


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2020-07-04 10:13:46 PM  
Bob Ross is still a National Treasure, and his memory lives on in his videos. Just something about that voice is so relaxing
 
2020-07-04 10:19:13 PM  
He also bested Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso in fair combat.
 
2020-07-04 10:24:07 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Didn't know that was the date but this is the shirt I am actually wearing right now.


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I foresee a lot of babies born to high schoolers turning into birds
 
2020-07-04 10:34:04 PM  
One of the best tributes

Deadpool's "Wet on Wet" Teaser
Youtube 8-Cjsnq8kVU
 
2020-07-04 11:52:59 PM  
 
2020-07-04 11:53:20 PM  
I've watched some of all of his shows.  I haven't watched all of very many of his shows.  Bob is the perfect nap time inducer, and that is meant as a compliment.

A happy little compliment.
 
2020-07-04 11:53:50 PM  
Honor Bob Ross by buying a Bob Ross toy!

NECA The Joy of Painting Retro Cloth Bob Ross | Video Review ADULT COLLECTIBLE
Youtube ooCN5sVQE2w
 
2020-07-04 11:54:11 PM  
GG GB
 
2020-07-04 11:54:34 PM  
Oh and Bob reruns are happening right now on twitch.

https://www.twitch.tv/bobross
 
2020-07-04 11:57:20 PM  
The Joy of Painting comes on one of the PBS subchannels every weeknight at 10:30, right before bed. I discovered this because there are no longer any live sports to watch. So I can drift off to dreamland while listening to Bob Ross paint happy little trees and mountains. Not the worst bedtime story in the world.
 
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2020-07-05 12:02:47 AM  
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Subby clearly doesn't know what the fark he's talking about.
 
2020-07-05 12:06:58 AM  
A lot of people didn't realize he was actually missing a hand but it was covered by the pallet the was holding

Ok it wasn't a hand but it was a pinky and it blew my mind when I found out
 
2020-07-05 12:07:16 AM  
Bob Ross vs Pablo Picasso. Epic Rap Battles of History
Youtube WGN5xaQkFk0
 
2020-07-05 12:07:27 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Oh and Bob reruns are happening right now on twitch.

https://www.twitch.tv/bobross


All of it was available on Netflix a few months back too, I dunno if it still is.
 
2020-07-05 12:16:19 AM  

HighlanderRPI: Bob Ross is still a National Treasure, and his memory lives on in his videos. Just something about that voice is so relaxing


I always assumed his voice sounded like that because I was high as fark anytime I ever sat through any part of his show
 
2020-07-05 12:17:29 AM  
LongWalkShortDock / Bob Ross (That's Nice) / Deep Dream
Youtube P2-Dd6pv8Oc


Good night.
 
2020-07-05 12:17:58 AM  
Man, I miss that show. I used to watch it all the farking time in college and grad school to relax myself. Never once tried painting anything - just sat there mesmerized.
 
2020-07-05 12:19:37 AM  

TorpedoOrca: A lot of people didn't realize he was actually missing a hand but it was covered by the pallet the was holding

Ok it wasn't a hand but it was a pinky and it blew my mind when I found out


Two others you may not have been aware of...

Gary Burghoff, aka Radar, had a deformed left hand, which is why you rarely saw it.

James Doohan, aka Scotty, was missing his right middle finger.  It was shot off during the invasion of Normandy (friendly fire, got shot six times... erk).  You never see his right hand in full view unless in a glove, or holding something like a Tribble.
 
2020-07-05 12:20:32 AM  
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Bob Ross moment. I was finishing this for the gm of my favorite eats. Not eady to see but the lion is wearing a crown & there are birds in the background.  The birds got the because syrup got on the drawing & i put the birds in to cover the damage.

1 - it made the image better.
2 - Bob Ross was my inspiration for the fix.
3 - a happy accident.
 
2020-07-05 12:23:21 AM  

6nome: [YouTube video: LongWalkShortDock / Bob Ross (That's Nice) / Deep Dream]

Good night.


9_o
 
2020-07-05 12:24:08 AM  

6nome: [YouTube video: LongWalkShortDock / Bob Ross (That's Nice) / Deep Dream]

Good night.


God damn did they ever break that poor program when they trained it.

And that... thing... he was holding and petting was straight out of a nightmare of the Abyss...
 
2020-07-05 12:28:07 AM  
If Bob were alive today I truly believe that he would not be able to paint happy little trees, that he would only be able to paint sad little trees.
 
2020-07-05 12:28:23 AM  
My local PBS affiliate used to air Bob Ross back to back with Bill Alexander, which was a fun study in contrasts for rainy weekend afternoons.
How to paint "angry"...Bill Alexander, Fire In!
Youtube _zdicTpdg60

I tried following along a few times, but I never got the hang of it.
 
2020-07-05 12:31:09 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Oh and Bob reruns are happening right now on twitch.

https://www.twitch.tv/bobross


And in case anyone doesn't know, they're available all the time (not just for the silver anniversary of his death). The stream isn't live all the time, but they have old streams available that are like 24 - 48 hours each.

ToughActinProlactin: All of it was available on Netflix a few months back too, I dunno if it still is.


I don't think it is, but in any case that wasn't even close to the entire series. It was a couple of episode collections. The full series was 403 episodes spanning 31 seasons. You can find way more episodes than that on the Twitch channel.
 
2020-07-05 12:35:37 AM  
Happy trees!!!

Topiary (Schick Hydro Silk® TrimStyle® :30sec Version)
Youtube d3K8k5j-Fbk
 
2020-07-05 12:36:28 AM  

carkiller: My local PBS affiliate used to air Bob Ross back to back with Bill Alexander, which was a fun study in contrasts for rainy weekend afternoons.
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I tried following along a few times, but I never got the hang of it.


Patton Oswalt Bob Ross and WIlliam Alexander
Youtube 9ovpLXHMSqI
 
2020-07-05 12:38:18 AM  

lovely_filth: [Fark user image 425x206]
Bob Ross moment. I was finishing this for the gm of my favorite eats. Not eady to see but the lion is wearing a crown & there are birds in the background.  The birds got the because syrup got on the drawing & i put the birds in to cover the damage.

1 - it made the image better.
2 - Bob Ross was my inspiration for the fix.
3 - a happy accident.


Wish I could see it better, looks nice. Charcoal pencil?
 
2020-07-05 12:46:01 AM  
Family guy - Bob Ross
Youtube 70OQN_MK5K8
 
2020-07-05 12:55:17 AM  

pdieten: The Joy of Painting comes on one of the PBS subchannels every weeknight at 10:30, right before bed. I discovered this because there are no longer any live sports to watch. So I can drift off to dreamland while listening to Bob Ross paint happy little trees and mountains. Not the worst bedtime story in the world.


During college and grad school I frequently had insomnia, and watching Bob Ross was one of the few things that ever worked to actually get myself to fall asleep.  I had a whole library of Bob Ross episodes recorded so I could play them and relax as I fell asleep.
 
2020-07-05 12:58:10 AM  

lovely_filth: [Fark user image 425x206]
Bob Ross moment. I was finishing this for the gm of my favorite eats. Not eady to see but the lion is wearing a crown & there are birds in the background.  The birds got the because syrup got on the drawing & i put the birds in to cover the damage.

1 - it made the image better.
2 - Bob Ross was my inspiration for the fix.
3 - a happy accident.


he's one of my inspirations when I do landscape photos

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2020-07-05 12:59:05 AM  

lovely_filth: [Fark user image 425x206]
Bob Ross moment. I was finishing this for the gm of my favorite eats. Not eady to see but the lion is wearing a crown & there are birds in the background.  The birds got the because syrup got on the drawing & i put the birds in to cover the damage.

1 - it made the image better.
2 - Bob Ross was my inspiration for the fix.
3 - a happy accident.


oh and now I also have you farkied as an artist. sorry. I'm stoned.
 
2020-07-05 1:02:07 AM  

King Something: He also bested Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso in fair combat.

Well, Bob is dropping bombs like it's Guernica

 
2020-07-05 1:19:40 AM  
The BEST parody EVER.

The Bob Ross Video Game - The Joy of Painting in Fallout 4
Youtube ZAGargyyIPQ
 
2020-07-05 1:28:22 AM  
Almost Live did quite a few parodies. For some reason, Youtube won't let me post it here. I'll try this one:

Nope, it's worth a look anyway :-)
 
2020-07-05 1:39:39 AM  
CSB: I grew up with his nephew Derek who is also all around an awesome dude and artist
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2020-07-05 1:57:21 AM  
Huh, this guy was dead before I ever saw his show? I had no idea.
 
2020-07-05 1:58:05 AM  
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2020-07-05 2:19:50 AM  

GrogSmash: TorpedoOrca: A lot of people didn't realize he was actually missing a hand but it was covered by the pallet the was holding

James Doohan, aka Scotty, was missing his right middle finger.  It was shot off during the invasion of Normandy (friendly fire, got shot six times... erk).  You never see his right hand in full view unless in a glove, or holding something like a Tribble.


Actually, there was at least one episode where it was clearly missing.  It was on a couple of days ago.  It's where he falls in love with this red shirt lady and she gets possessed by an alien presence and there's a bunch of dead people on Memory Alpha.  The Enterprise gets hit by some kind of space shaky thing and the lady falls over, and when Scotty helps her up, you can see there's not enough fingers on that hand.

I didn't notice it on my own, but during the commercial I was looking up the IMDB notes on it, and it was mentioned, so I zipped backwards and yep - there is wasn't!
 
2020-07-05 2:24:36 AM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: Man, I miss that show. I used to watch it all the farking time in college and grad school to relax myself. Never once tried painting anything - just sat there mesmerized.


Same. And until discovering Fark.com more than 10 years ago, I had no idea Bob Ross was being watched by anyone but me.
 
2020-07-05 2:26:38 AM  

reaperducer: GrogSmash: TorpedoOrca: A lot of people didn't realize he was actually missing a hand but it was covered by the pallet the was holding

James Doohan, aka Scotty, was missing his right middle finger.  It was shot off during the invasion of Normandy (friendly fire, got shot six times... erk).  You never see his right hand in full view unless in a glove, or holding something like a Tribble.

Actually, there was at least one episode where it was clearly missing.  It was on a couple of days ago.  It's where he falls in love with this red shirt lady and she gets possessed by an alien presence and there's a bunch of dead people on Memory Alpha.  The Enterprise gets hit by some kind of space shaky thing and the lady falls over, and when Scotty helps her up, you can see there's not enough fingers on that hand.

I didn't notice it on my own, but during the commercial I was looking up the IMDB notes on it, and it was mentioned, so I zipped backwards and yep - there is wasn't!


Hmmm... may have to rewatch that episode...  actually the whole series, its been a *long* time...
 
2020-07-05 2:41:23 AM  
Watch Bob Ross, 24 hours a day.

https://www.twitch.tv/bobross
 
2020-07-05 2:45:49 AM  
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2020-07-05 3:25:02 AM  
My daughter and I were watching pbs programming about a year ago, and the next show came on and we both said, "gee this one must be old, look how young Bob was". It seemed too recent though, so at the end we watched for the date and it was only a year or so old. My daughter googled Bob Ross to check if he had any children. Yep. It was his son. Just as talented as his dad too. A total replica of his father with all of dads artistic gifts too.
Good ole Bob Ross, a truly gifted man.
 
2020-07-05 4:04:44 AM  
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2020-07-05 4:39:49 AM  

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I remember seeing that episode and being confused about what he meant. Found out too many years later. Damn...
 
2020-07-05 4:42:29 AM  
When I had just gotten my license in 1993 I went shopping at the local Hills Department store.  Walking down the isle I come across this guy that looked like Bob Ross... the fro, 70's style outfit... looked just like him.  I stopped in my tracks and was staring, the guy was in turn staring back.  I snapped out of it and walked off, no way it was Bob Ross.  Didn't find out until years later that he recorded his show in my home town.  Wish I had at least asked, that was probably what he was waiting for.  Guess I'll never know.
 
2020-07-05 4:43:10 AM  
Drunk Irish People Try Following A Bob Ross Tutorial
Youtube NYEPGdZwzi8
 
2020-07-05 5:22:20 AM  

the unabomber was right: Every weekend


My TV has an undeleteable dedicated Bob Ross streaming channel. It's awesome for background noise.
 
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