View Full Version : Chiefs Happy Birthday Bob Ross

10-29-2012, 10:33 AM
Well, it would have been his 70th.....

I think it would do alot of Chiefs fans some good to go paint some "Happy Little Trees"

Google's homepage doodle today celebrates the 70th birthday of painter and TV star Bob Ross.

Ross starred in the PBS show The Joy of Painting for more than a decade, and is known to millions as the soft spoken, always upbeat artist who encouraged us all to create "happy little trees."

Today's doodle features Ross in front of his easel, painting the second "G" in the Google logo atop a familiar nature landscape. A squirrel - a frequent guest on Ross' show (see video below) - sits on his shoulder.

As his official Facebook page notes, "millions of viewers agree that his quiet, nurturing disposition is a form of therapy for the weary, and his respect for nature and wildlife (popular guests include lovable baby squirrels and birds) has helped environmental awareness."

Ross grew up in Florida and started painting at age 18 after joining the Air Force and winding up in Alaska. He used the wet-on-wet technique, which layers wet paint atop previous layers of wet paint, and started touring the country in the early 80s, teaching his style. In 1983, Ross made his TV debut with The Joy of Painting, which ran until 1994.

Ross' soothing tone and encouraging nature made him a pop-culture icon, with references on shows like Family Guy, Conan O'Brien, and The Boondocks. He also teamed up with MTV for a promo spot that introduced him to a whole new generation of viewers.

Ross passed away in 1995 after a battle with cancer.

10-29-2012, 10:36 AM

La literatura
10-29-2012, 10:39 AM
Word on the street is he was a sniper in Vietnam and was all tattoed up.

10-29-2012, 10:40 AM
Dude had a killer jew fro.

10-29-2012, 10:49 AM
Ross had one of the greatest weed dealers of all time.

10-29-2012, 11:28 AM

10-29-2012, 11:44 AM
Most relaxing laid back TV show of all time. Nothing like smoking a big fat joint and watching Bob.

big nasty kcnut
10-29-2012, 12:04 PM
I hear he was a serial killer and he killed people because they mocked his happy little trees.

10-29-2012, 12:08 PM
I hear he was a serial killer and he killed people because they mocked his happy little trees.

If I were going to be murdered, I would want to be murdered by Bob Ross.

10-29-2012, 12:13 PM
trees have a secret .....

Easy 6
10-29-2012, 12:36 PM
God Bless that guy, he was so cool.

Always packing around some little squirrel or chipmunk he found somewhere.