The best thing to happen on Twitch all year comes to a close later tonight. Or at least, it’s supposed to.
There’s something really awesome about seeing people react in real time to brush strokes on canvas. It’s like every single thing Bob Ross does, no matter how gentle and delicate, is as big as a major play in the World Series.
As a kid, Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting on PBS was my kryptonite. My parents knew that if they wanted thirty minutes of child-free silence, they’d switch on that quiet guy with the afro and I’d be freaking spellbound, up until every last titanium white cloud. Well today, Twitch announced it’s channeling that same…
I can watch Bob Ross forever. Back in college, I used to watch his program—The Joy of Painting—on late cable TV because he triggered my autonomous sensory meridian response like crazy. I'd get goosebumps and my blood pressure would drop. Here's that son of a gun washing his brush again and again and again.
Imagine if PBS created its own Avengers by teaming up superheroes from our childhood. I'm not talking about Iron Man or Thor but Carl Sagan, Mister Rogers and Bill Nye. Real superheroes. This fantastic short imagines the trio teaming up with Bob Ross to form the PBS Avengers who want to save us from brain shrinking…
When Honey Booboo and other godawful reality shows clog the airwaves, there's only four people you can call. Carl Sagan. Mr. Rogers. Bill Nye the Science Guy. Bob Ross. Together, they are the PBS Avengers, and this world would be a better place if this video were real.
It's about time Google Doodles doodled the doodle king. Bob Ross, whose palette and afro invaded our living rooms for decades of insta-nature art adventures, graces the search giant's home page today.
The Joy of Painting is a wonderful program—assuming you can get past the Afro and not doze off. But, if you don't have an hour to learn to paint "happy trees," check out street artist Fabian Gaete Maureira compose scenes like Bob Ross on crank.
Zombie Killer David sent us this excellent potential Zombie Destroyer—the Bob Ross Video Game. A happy little cloud here? A happy little hill there? Enough to melt the heart of even the nastiest former Vice President cum Zombie Overlord! Also, happy birthday, Andrew. You know who you are.