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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 09:43 AM
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CONFESS!!!!! You are a fan of Bob Ross


Anyone else watch this guy's show on PBS? He died a few years back but damn if this guy could paint a pretty picture in 30 minutes or less.

And you had to love the "Happy Little Clouds"

:D
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 09:44 AM
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1. The best natural sedative
Nothing better than falling asleep on the couch to the sound of Bob Ross's voice.
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4morewars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 09:45 AM
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2. Happy little trees too
maybe too much happy little lsd in the 60s ?
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 09:58 AM
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7. prolly more like 'happy little pot'
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4morewars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 10:17 AM
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8. It's all good !!!!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 09:45 AM
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3. The guy was like natural quaaludes!
Very relaxing. Not high art, but not offensive either.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 09:45 AM
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4. Confess? GLADLY!!!
I loved Bob Ross and his happy little show. I ran across it by accident one day in about 1987. I fell in love with the serene good vibe of the show. I never had any interest in oil painting, but I watched the show faithfully. He was the greatest. I miss him.
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 09:49 AM
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5. I love his little animal friends!
His show is still on PBS.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 09:49 AM
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6. captain bob
i was a huge fan of his as a kid. i'd set my aLarm for 4:45 a.m. on the weekends to get up and draw with capt. bob. he cheated though; everytime he'd come back from commerciaL, he'd have more drawn and i couLdn't keep up.
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 10:22 AM
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9. I'm so glad to know I'm not alone.
I can't draw stick figures but I loved to watch Bob paint his "happy little tress". :-)
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 10:25 AM
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10. Okay...he lives riiiiiiiiiiight............THERE!
And let's, let's, let's give him a friend.......a happy little friend who lives riiiiiiiight........THERE! :-)
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fryguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 10:27 AM
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11. best cure for a hangover....
laying in bed, cup of coffee, with bob painting happy little trees and their friends....
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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:12 AM
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12. He was great, but the German guy that did the show before him was
just as good. I can't remember his name but he would always say "and den vee take zhe knife and vee FIRE in a mountain here..."

Both were very interesting artists to watch.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:14 AM
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13. "Unt after ze fire, vee put ze vasserfall rrrright hee-yer.
Unt den, unt den, unt DEN!!! vee put ze trrreess right hee-yer!"

He was a hoot!
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 01:36 PM
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35. I thought I was going to have to take my mom and aunt to
the hospital they were laughing so hard when, one day, that wonderful German gentleman said, mid-paintbrush-stroke: "Ahh mine GOTT I haf a headache!!! Ack!"

He said it with such vigor, and it was so unexpected, that we all burst out laughing and I thought my family was going to completely lose it, once and for all, right there.

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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:46 PM
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34. I think I like the German guy better, actually
That accent is the *best*!
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:18 AM
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14. And what's behind the bush? Oh, it's a happy little V.C.
He's the one that got my buddy Stan. I'm gonna call in a happy little AIRSTRIKE! Get some HAPPY FUCKING NAPALM all over your ass. TAKE THAT, CHARLIE!!!

I loved Bob, but you know he was always no more than a hair's breadth from losing it.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:26 AM
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15. So sooooooothing!
I didn't give a diddly about the "wet-on-wet" system, but he was just SO mellow...

Didn't he die of a stress-related something-or-other?
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:30 AM
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16. Pancreatic cancer
is what I believe Bob died of.

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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:31 AM
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17. I think it was Liver Cancer that got him
In 1995
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:09 PM
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29. Gone too soon.
Anyway you look at it.

I remember my daughter painting a piece of furniture once, and i asked what she was gonna do w/it and she said "I think I'll put some happy little trees in this corner..."

The dresser fell apart, but I salvaged the drawer fronts and have them hung on the wall, knobs and all.
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:32 AM
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18. I have a Bob Ross t-shirt
loafie can vouce for me...she's seen it (much to her dismay).
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elfwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:34 AM
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19. Huge Shocker! Bob was a Vietnam era Air Force drill instructor...
Edited on Mon Apr-05-04 11:35 AM by elfwitch
You can see why he started painting.

BTW - Love Bob!
My mother and I would watch him every Sunday.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:35 AM
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20. Bob did a real "About Face"
:D

I find him soothing too.

I like the one-stroke painting lady too.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:36 AM
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21. We'd watch him in college right after Pee-Wee's Playhouse
It made for quite an interesting Saturday Morning
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:40 AM
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22. we use to watch it in college too
we each had our own designated color (I think mine was burnt sienna or something like that) and who's ever color got used at any given moment had to take a shot. It's amazing what kind of drinking games college students can come up with.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:41 AM
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23. Geez, and that was a morning show
We should have thought of that

:crazy:
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:49 AM
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27. it came on in the early evenings for us
6 or 7pm. Although I'm not 100% certain we still wouldn't have played it if the show came on in the mornings. college was a crazy time.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:42 AM
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24. His voice used to lull me to sleep. He had a wonderful voice.
:hi:
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sleepyhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 08:07 PM
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37. most soothing voice in the world.
Used to lie on the couch in the afternoon on my days off and drowse away to the sound of his voice. Definitely miss him!
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:43 AM
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25. He was quite fond of the paint knife
I imagine that anyone trying to paint by watching those shows sliced through a good number of canvases.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 11:43 AM
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26. Take the Bob Ross Quiz and WINWINWINWINWINWIN
I'm serious - you could win something

http://www.bobross.com/bobrossquiz.html

Well, it's the March Quiz, but I'm sure they'll have an April Quiz

1). Why does Bob Ross use criss-cross strokes instead of long, even horizontal strokes to paint his sky?



2).Paying close attention to angles, paint the back and then the front and side ... what am I?



3). Match each word in Column A with its most closely related word in Column B:
Column A Column B
(a) misty (1) straight
(b) upward (2) corner
(c) bend (3) tap
(d) cut (4) fluff
(e) round (5) pressure


4). True or False: Bob Ross doesn't always clean and dry his big paint brush thoroughly before picking up another color.




5). In one sentence, and without using the words "pull", "flat", "edge", or "roll", describe the way in which Bob Ross loads the paint onto his palette knife.


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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:07 PM
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28. I love Bob Ross!!
If more people watched his show we'd be much happier. His voice was so soothing! It's a nice way to relax, and, damn, he's not a bad artist.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:20 PM
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30. ME, ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love that show. Especially when he brought one of his critters to the studio. :D
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:27 PM
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31. Oh, Skittles, confess this:
If Bob Ross was still alive, and in the room, you'd kick his ass, right?
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 05:41 PM
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36. NAW
that gentle spirit never offended me in any way. Imagine that!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:43 PM
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32. How about his Squirrel that lived in his shirt pocket
I remember the happy little squirrel
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-04 12:44 PM
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33. Yes I am!
Edited on Mon Apr-05-04 12:45 PM by redqueen
And the German dude too! :)
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