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Title: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: D-Rider on October 29, 2012, 10:01:48 AM
If you don't know who Bob Ross is, I assume that you either live across the pond or were raised in your attic, cut off from all outside contact, and fed through a slit in the door because your parents were ashamed of your horrifying deformity.

I used to watch his show quite a bit when I was a kid.  It always amazed me how fast he could throw together a nice looking landscape painting, and do so while using his oddly soothing, patient voice to explain exactly how to follow along and do it yourself.  When I taught guitar many years ago, I tried to teach in a similar manner...emphasis on tried, because my natural impatience always won out in the end.

Make love to it.  Caress it. (http://youtu.be/GPPOpWBMFx4)
Title: Re: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: Yoda on October 29, 2012, 10:14:28 AM
Happy birthday buddy, hope that dirt nap is working out for you
Title: Re: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: Mickeymac92 on October 29, 2012, 10:17:02 AM
Make love to it.  Caress it. (http://youtu.be/GPPOpWBMFx4)

My mind has been blown. I always wondered how they managed to make mountains look so good, and here I just saw him whip one out in nothing flat. Wow.
Title: Re: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: Yoda on October 29, 2012, 10:24:21 AM
You think he'd have a million paintings floating around on ebay driving the price down.


Maybe they're all already in Best Westerns across the country
Title: Re: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: Ramza on October 29, 2012, 10:28:05 AM
"Make love to it. Caress it."

I can't believe he was able to say that on TV, in 1987, on PBS. That's awesome.

This was one of my favorite things to watch as a child.
Title: Re: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: Tooker on October 29, 2012, 11:08:07 AM
An article worth reading about the man:

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/40610
Title: Re: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: Starmongoose on October 29, 2012, 11:09:21 AM
Wow, that guy is a magician.
Title: Re: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: Raze on October 29, 2012, 02:32:53 PM
 As somebody with no art talent he amazed me by being able to make things looks so good by doing so little. 'You just did 4 quick brush strokes, WHY IS THAT A BEAUTIFUL TREE?!' and why is it so happy?

 And I can't believe the guy who made Mr Rogers look stressed and angry was a drill sergeant.
Title: Re: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: Aeolus on October 29, 2012, 04:16:48 PM
As somebody with no art talent he amazed me by being able to make things looks so good by doing so little. 'You just did 4 quick brush strokes, WHY IS THAT A BEAUTIFUL TREE?!' and why is it so happy?

 And I can't believe the guy who made Mr Rogers look stressed and angry was a drill sergeant.

Which is even more incredible once you knew that Mr. Rogers was a former sniper.
Title: Re: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: Yoda on October 29, 2012, 04:26:09 PM

Which is even more incredible once you knew that Mr. Rogers was a former sniper.

Wasn't that an old urban legend?
Title: Re: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: Tooker on October 29, 2012, 05:56:17 PM
Yes it was.
http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/mrrogers.asp
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Post by: Yoda on October 29, 2012, 06:04:32 PM
But I don't doubt he could've really kicked ass and took names if he had to defend his friendly neighborhood.
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Post by: Tooker on October 29, 2012, 09:50:52 PM
I should have posted this along with the other one earlier, but here's my favorite Mr. Rogers urban legend. I don't care if it's actually true - I want it to be. :)

http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/rogerscar.asp
Title: Re: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: Bytor on October 30, 2012, 02:09:26 AM
While in college me and several of my fraternity brothers would....imbibe...and watch him paint, twas an awesome experience ;)
Title: Re: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: insertnamehere on October 30, 2012, 02:36:51 AM
I like these doodles that google does.
(https://www.google.com/logos/2012/bob_ross12-hp.jpg)
Title: Re: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: Ashton on October 30, 2012, 06:47:16 PM
"The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it."

He wasn't just an artist on canvas. He perfected the art of life.
Title: Re: It's Bob Ross' birthday, motherfuckers.
Post by: Aeolus on October 30, 2012, 07:27:33 PM
Wasn't that an old urban legend?

Yes it was.
http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/mrrogers.asp

Fuckruckers.