Saturday, June 16, 2007

"We don't make mistakes, we just have happy little accidents."

One of my fellow writers at FTTW, Dave in Texas came up with a great music video tribute to Bob Ross (October 29, 1942 – July 4, 1995), the talented and forever serene painter who hosted The Joy Of Painting on Public Television in the 80's and 90's. I never watched much TV, but I do remember spending more than a few afternoons shrouded in a certain sweet-smelling smoke, smiling along with Bob at happy little clouds, friendly trees, while waiting for that missing bush to magically appear.

-The title of this post is a wonderful and very typical quote from Bob.

13 comments:

Queen of Dysfunction said...

I'm soooo checking that out.

Hey! Someone in downtown Sacramento had a Bob Ross stencil-thing and stenciled his face all over stop signs, one-way arrows, yield signs, etc. Classic!

The Pirate said...

That is so cool! I would love to do that back home:) If I was an artist, i'd risk a happy bob mural somewhere prominent.

Mr. Bud said...

the end of bob ross. the beginning of global warming.

that's all i got to say.

95? people live for eternity with reruns...

Queen of Dysfunction said...

Pirate, I have twenty bucks for you if you can paint a happy Bob Ross on a stop sign somewhere in the UP.

Twenty! Bucks! That could, like, buy you twenty five soft tacos on the Taco Bell Fiesta Menu!

Freddie said...

I remember that guy!

Oh how I miss that sweet-smelling smoke...

Hope you're having a decent Father's Day Pirate.

Freddie said...

The skunky-smelling kind was the ULTIMATE though. Made my mouth water...

Am I right?

Queen of Dysfunction said...

Happy Father's Day!

Jay said...

Bob Ross was great. My favorite part of his show was when he'd step back, look at his painting and says something like "I'm going to do something really crazy (or radical)" and then he'd put a big ass tree right in front of whatever landscape he was painting. It always worked too.

I also loved the SNL skit they did spoofing him.

"Let's paint a few Viet Cong hiding in the trees. Just a few little bastards hiding there. ..... Now I'm going to get some napalm yellow ..."

That was classic! LOL

Queen of Dysfunction said...

OMG... Jay just made the memory for me. Holy shit that SNL skit was funny.

Me is a Newfie'sWoman said...

Well happy belated fathers day to you. Me figures better late than never huh? And loves the title BTW. Truer words never been spoken.....;)

Mr. Bud said...

dude the bob ross snl sketch was the talk of the weekend. popped into my brain just as we left.. too funny.

ketchup. happy papa's day. how's it hanging..?...
summer sleepovers with psycho children. aaaaaaaahhh!

is there anybody OUT there..??
Floyd.

pw said...

Goodnite My Love...
We miss you...
Hugs & Kisses......

Macoosh said...

oops i just realized i didn't comment on this when you originally posted. why, you ask? well, after reading it and watching said video, i then hopped over to youtube and spent at least 1 hour watching classic bob ross episodes. it was wonderous. of course, this led to my brain being fried from all the calmness, and i forgot to comment.

so, my comment is, thanks for turning me back onto bob ross, who i totally believed was god when i was growing up.