Entertainment Bob Ross's hair...

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  1. Shithead

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    What a shock! Bob Ross' trademark Afro hairdo was actually a PERM which he got to save money on haircuts before finding fame as The Joy of Painting host

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    The Joy of Painting host Bob Ross, who was known for his curly locks, in fact had a perm
    The Joy of Painting host Bob Ross was known for his nature paintings, soothing voice -- as well as his shock of curly locks.
    But now it has been revealed that his trademark Afro style was in fact a perm.
    The painter's business partner Annette Kowalski told NPR in an interview that Ross was a struggling artist after getting out of the US Air Force.
    She recalled: 'He got this bright idea that he could save money on haircuts.
    'So he let his hair grow, he got a perm, and decided he would never need a haircut again.'
    The artist's perm was used as his company logo, NPR reported.
    Kowalski said: 'He could never, ever, ever change his hair, and he was so mad about that. He got tired of that curly hair.'
    It's not the first time Kowalski has discussed Ross' hairstyle.
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    The painter's business partner Annette Kowalski says that Ross (pictured left and right) was a struggling artist after getting out of the US Air Force and permed his hair to save money
    She told Mental Floss in a story published last year: 'When we got a line of paints and brushes, we put his picture on.
    'The logo is a picture of Bob with that hair, so he could never get it cut. He wasn't always happy about that.'

    Kowalski also revealed in the NPR interview: 'Bob used to lay in bed at night, he told me, he rehearsed every word.
    'He knew exactly what he was going to say on every one of those programs.'
    Ross died at age 52 from lymphoma in July 1995.
    The Joy of Painting ran on PBS from January 1983 to May 1994.
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    Ross is pictured holding a raccoon. He died at age 52 from lymphoma in July 1995
     
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    You mean to tell me he couldn't afford to go to SuperCuts or Hair Cuttery.........

    Fucking ponderous :facepalm:
     
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    Howard should leave his wig at his hair dresser. His hair looks a lot better
     
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    Let's paint a happy tree over here

    Guy had some talent

     
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    Howard got his inspiration from Bob Ross when he took up tracing...er, painting.

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    Whoever heard of a broke artist???
     
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    Happy trees? I can only hope it was a cannabis reference and that he was stoned out of his mind. Locked into his own private hell making those ugly paintings over and over again. And then you croak @ 52? Jesus. Not good.
     
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    I preferred the angry German guy who had a show on before this Ross hippie.
     
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    What! No way.

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    i read somewhere he came to loathe the stupid perm but by that point he was so recognizable he couldn't get rid of it.
     
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    i dont think he was a hippie he was a drill sergent in the airforce before he started making a living painting
     
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    He'said been dead 21 years??? :omg:
     
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    Bob Ross was a rip off artist. The Bill Gates of Painting.
     
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    Bill Alexander


    "FIRE IT IN!"
     
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    Bob Ross used to drive me nuts when he had a nice painting and then put a big tree just to the side of the main view and ruin the whole thing.

    Used to drive me batshit. :pissed:
     
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    When that guy said "Alizarin Crimson!" it was with such anger that you could totally picture him choking puppies.
     
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    Thank you. Bob Ross was a piece of shit scumbag for what he did to his mentor Bill Alexander.
     
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    I have a copy of some if his shows. In one, he makes a joke to himself about making a dark space in his painting, like where "some kids fell in a well". He starts laughing and says (in very thick accent) "Ahh - dat's not nice". Fucking brilliant.
     
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