Saturday, February 13, 2010

Paying tribute Tech Deck-style

 
Tech Deck Dude - Bob (Ross)
My Mother's father (I called him "Pap-Pap") was an avid Bob Ross fan.  I remember spending many hours sitting on the floor and on the couch as my grandfather watched Ross paint mountains, clouds, and "happy little trees."  While at Wal-Mart last night, I saw this Tech Deck Dude on the rack and had to laugh.  For those that watched Bob Ross, the connection is immediate and instantly recognizable.  For those that have no idea what I'm talking about, Bob Ross had a painting show on PBS called "The Joy of Painting."  As far as I know, he was the first 'mainstream' painter who put on a show that showed you HOW to paint things and he made it look so easy.  My grandfather painted many things using Ross' techniques (along with some of his own, I'm sure).  I never think of Bob Ross without thinking of my Pap-Pap, who ALWAYS greeted us with "Hey, Pal!"

Thanks, Tech Deck, for a great tribute and for bringing back so many wonderful memories!

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