There's a Bob Ross toaster (and it chars an image of him on the bread)

If a Bob Ross TOASTER isn't gloriously leaping over the "officially-licensed Bob Ross merchandise shark" with red, white, and blue streamers, I don't know what is!

Don't get me wrong, I love every inch of its modern-day kitsch aesthetic. From Bob's smiling mug and signature on the toaster's front to the feature that actually chars an image of the late great Joy of Painting host on the bread itself, fro and all. It's truly something to behold. But I can't help but feel sad that Mr. Ross himself wasn't around to experience his fantastic late-capitalism legacy.

It's touted as, "The perfect present to cheer up any artist's kitchen." You can get one for the artist in your life for $39.95.

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Meet the 'Calm Bearded Tree Enthusiast Painter Dude' minifig

Over at The Official Action Figure Therapy store, they've got all kinds of customized minifigs for sale including this "Calm Bearded Tree Enthusiast Painter Dude." It's like a hilarious exercise in describing Bob Ross and LEGO, without actually using those words.

Also see: the "Hairy Canadian Fast Healing Angry Claw Man In Wife Beater," the "Scary Kid Loving Sewer Clown With Balloon," and the "Terminally Ill Contraband Manufacturing Underwear Science Teacher."

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Bob Ross Chia Pet

I'm glad to hear that the licensing department at Chia Pet headquarters is on top of giving the people what they really, really want. Case in point, they've made a Chia Pet fashioned after Joy of Painting host Bob Ross!

His signature 'fro will just grow and grow... "happy little trees," of course.

Btw, I was going use "All Hail the Bob Ross Chia Pet" as the headline but accidentally typed "Hair." I decided the typo was too perfect to change.

The Bob Ross Chia Pet is available for $19.99. (In fact, it's the #1 best-selling "Plant Germination Kit" on Amazon.)

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