April 03, 2013

A Trip Down Mammary Lane

 I was having an insomnia flick through cable channels recently in the hope of finding a decent film but instead ended up taking a trip back in time.

While I was breastfeeding PeaPod, the morning ritual included watching a show called 'The Joy Of Painting'  with a hippy-looking diehard called Bob Ross, whose voice was as light and velvety as his art.  This guy was amazing with the canvas and brush.  But he'd often spend ages on building an outdoor scene with we viewers, and then stick a HUGE pine tree in the middle that hid all he'd just done, but it was a nice journey getting to that point first. His work really was quite remarkable.  Of course, as PeaPod grew, he was soon sleeping the full 12 hours every night and I didn't need the telly on mega early any more. 

But fair play to Bob, he became a household legend and it's great to know he's still being acknowledged 20 years after his death. Try to find yourself a full half hour episode. 'Til then, here's a little taster including the basic foundations of that close up pine tree....:





Those who perhaps know the show and are familiar with Bob's mannerisms may find this parody clip a stroke of genius, too!  We love you really, Bob"All Right!

  



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3 comments:

richard said...

OMG! I'm laughing my ass off!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

My good friend Katherine showed me this parody clip a little while back and we could not stop laughing for hours :)

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Yes I remember him, he was a quite famous cult figure in his own way :-). Always optimistic, and he made skillful paintings so easily.