Friday, December 16, 2005

All sorts of Friday randomness

First up. Random screen capture of the most random CNN.com poll I've seen yet.



This is what passes for hard-hitting news? Seriously? OK then.

Next, a random observation of mine...I recently bought an ironic "Bob Ross, Happy Trees!" t-shirt, and wore it yesterday. And nobody gets it.

NOBODY GETS IT.

Doesn't anybody else remember Bob Ross? The 'fro, the happy trees? What the hell.




And finally, the Random Ten:

1. If My Heart Was a Car--The Old 97's
2. Cinder and Smoke--Iron & Wine
3. Streets of Fire--The New Pornographers
4. Sound of the Crowd--Gene Serene
5. Johnny Cash--Sons & Daughters
6. Give Me Novocaine/She's a Rebel--Green Day
7. Dig for Fire--Pixies
8. This Place is a Prison--Postal Service
9. Virgin State of Mind--K's Choice
10. Blue Babies--Midnight Movies

10 Comments:

Blogger barn said...

Bob Ross! YES! "You just have to decide where those trees live. I think a happy tree lives here. No mistakes, just happy accidents." My favorites were when he used the black gesso and the palette knife. Awesome.

December 16, 2005 10:36 AM  
Blogger Phillip said...

i liked it when he used the fan brush with just a bit of phthalo blue... i never heard of that shade prior to or since watching bob ross on pbs.

December 16, 2005 11:07 AM  
Blogger Flamingo Jones said...

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December 16, 2005 12:04 PM  
Blogger Flamingo Jones said...

barn, that's a perfect quote. I think the nation's blood-pressure as a whole was much lower when Bob Ross was around.

phillip, I couldn't agree more! You know, to this day, my fan brushes are my ultimate favorite paint brushes. I use phthalo blue and green a lot when I paint too.

December 16, 2005 12:05 PM  
Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

There was a great bit once on "Family Guy" where Peter is watching Bob Ross paint his "happy trees." Peter is trying to duplicate his work painstakingly, but when they finally cut to his work, it's the unpainted portrait from "Family Ties," and you hear the opening strains of the theme song. Hilarious.

I miss Bob Ross. My brother and I used to watch him on PBS as kids, just to freak out over how perfectly he painted.

December 16, 2005 12:14 PM  
Blogger Zachary said...

My grandfather has all of his episodes on VHS, taped off of PBS. It's kind of an odd homage to the master. Every Christmas, my mother's father gives each of his children a painting that he made while watching the Happy Tree maestro at work. Bob Ross, obviously, has a special place in my family's heart.

December 16, 2005 4:41 PM  
Blogger HappyFunBall said...

It's official. I adore you. Now tell me where you bought the shirt, and I'll even stop camping out in your front yard.

December 16, 2005 5:21 PM  
Blogger Flamingo Jones said...

My fabulous new Bob Ross t-shirt is available at participating Target retail stores :)

But keep camping out anyway...I like the company.

December 16, 2005 11:34 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

And don't forget the happy mountains, and the happy clouds, and the happy bankers!

December 17, 2005 11:18 AM  
Anonymous chuckie said...

Bob Ross's show is still shown on PBS here on Saturdays at 3 p.m. When I'm home then, I tune in for a calming 30 minutes of "happy little trees" and other anthropomorphized vegetation. Never dreamed anybody else was a fan. Goes to show me.

Got to run to Target now!

December 17, 2005 5:16 PM  

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