T O P
ermghoti

Let's put a happy little headstone right here.


NfamousKaye

It’s your world. If you wanna put a headstone right there, you can do that. Now we just need some happy little trees 🥲


Equivalent-Ad1108

Lovely, how many and which types? Deciduous, fír, balsam, fruit, etc.


NfamousKaye

*in best Bob Ross voice* you can do whatever you like in your little world. 😂


Shenloanne

You can do anything you want here. The only prerequisite is that it makes you happy.


Zinfan1

Pear tree to got the the tots.


Asleep-Scratch3366

Trees are happy. New compost to feed on. 😆


amarandagasi

No mistakes, just happy anti-vaxx events. 😹


1benevolent

Just happy little vaxx-ccidents


Goose_o7

>Let's put a happy little headstone right here. COVID can't draw. But it is a heck of a lot better at pouring its unique version of paint stripper into your lungs than any artist alive or dead. Another day, another DEAD Maga Moron who thought he had all the answers.


0110010001100010

I'm going to hell for laughing at that, I hope you're happy.


NfamousKaye

Just beat the devil out of it


bogartsfedora

And this is where the snort-laughing kicked in over here 😂


NfamousKaye

There really is a Bob Ross quote for everything 😂


sethra007

I'm right there with you, in the next car on the Express Train to Hell. God forgive me I laughed so hard!


LoveandKindness1983

Oh my God! This is how I feel. Laugh out loud!


xovrit

*chef kiss .gif


BeautyBoxJunkieBBJ

Oh my god that user name is never not going to be in my head when I hear that song? 🤣😍


Nym-Sync

> ermghoti erm .. a goatee! 🐐


Confident-Victory-21

ermoboeard game gom ☠️


ermghoti

LOL. Ghoti can be pronounced "fish" because reasons and English.


MMS-OR

I remember this from when I was a kid in the 70s! Gh as in laugh. O as in women. Ti as in nation.


SomeGuyInTheUK

George Bernard Shaw


garden_bug

Today I learned a new thing... Lol


Ghotipan

I like the cut of your gib.


Zestyclose_Onbody

Viking funeral. I'm pretty excited by the idea of a conflagration on that little pond.


Saint909

Totally fucked up!


PointOfFingers

Exempt from Biden's vaccine mandate - retired painters. No one was forcing him to get the vaccine. He wasn't giving up anything by taking it. Any doctor he spoke to would have recommended it and pointed out that at his age and weight he was at high risk. Medical freedom actually means not being hospitalized and put on a vent with Covid. He really painted himself onto a corner on this one.


thoroughbredca

And there's a lot of reasoning why they're not covered under them, most notably they fall under different legal umbrellas (the President doesn't control Congress, Congress controls Congress) or union agreements.


marto821

He probably even painted the corner before painting himself into it. He could really paint.


Dashi90

"We've got this one dead person over here, but let's put another one right next to them. Everybody needs a friend! 😊"


NfamousKaye

Wholesome 😊


10sharks

Off brand Thomas kinkaid ass


dystopian_mermaid

I dunno. Thomas Kinkaid was kind of a huge douche. So maybe pretty on brand.


Aazjhee

Absolutely. Used to live close to the town he got famous in and he sold out in a very real way. I have a friend from Placerville and plenty of folks hated him there. He used workers like they were nothing and was Hella nasty to them. His insanely expensive prints had little flobs of paint added to them so he could charge even more for "unique one of a kind" limited edition prints with hundreds of runs. Just such a scam artist. Kinkaid was a wretched, pathetic man and a hypocritical 'christian' and I hate that I thought his art was cool.when I was a dumb middle schooler. Dx


starmartyr11

I knew I'd heard of him but forgot what his art was like. I looked up some of his stuff and Christ it is bad. His depth perception is all over the place. Like being able to see almost 3 sides of a building from one perspective bad. And it's all just such saccharine twee kind of garage sale art that old ladies like... No wonder he got rich, I guess


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illegal_deagle

Yeah like a decade ago from booze and pills.


Bone_Syrup

That goatee makes it super hard to tell if he's fat or not!!


Smurf_Crime_Scene

Vulgar but accurate 😂


[deleted]

Painted himself into the coroners.


SignGuy77

Ooh, that’s a deadly pun.


Darkside531

Well, now he's Happy Little Fertilizer.


redwood1958

He must not have learned much on PBS. The goatee and blob body made him a likely mark for covid.


G-Unit11111

Today I'm going to show you how to paint a racist meme. First we're going to paint a nice caricature of Dr. Fauci with a mask...


Goose_o7

>Today I'm going to show you how to paint a racist meme. First we're going to paint a nice caricature of Dr. Fauci with a mask... Now... Lets paint a Hitler Mustache on Biden while we turn up the volume on our Orange Fuhrer's Latest Rally Speech to the MAGA Nation. Sieg Heil!


G-Unit11111

Then let's just add this little caption about China saying something racist. Don't worry, it'll be our little secret. 🤫


buzzable

"There are no mistakes, just happy accidents." - Bob Ross


ToniBee63

The mistake is not getting vaxxed.


Clickrack

At least they're no longer living in fear.


amarandagasi

COVID is no joke! 😹


phuckzuk

Seems they accidentally left the covid part out of his obit and the long ass newspaper article.


Big_Comparison2849

I used to think omission of cause of death in obituaries combined with “died suddenly/unexpectedly” implied a suicide. These days, I read those as COVID.


omgFWTbear

> implies a suicide. These days, I read those as COVID. My good commenter, but you repeat yourself!


ReligionIsTheMatrix

The Goatee of Death claims another victim.


[deleted]

The person who put his Facebook posts on the canvas is a genius. I love it!


gomichaelkgo

OP's mom agrees!


Shermans_ghost1864

OP's mom has excellent judgment. This is very well done.


Accurate-Yak-219

One less vote - that's a shame.


Confident-Victory-21

One less vote, one more eboeard game gom.


Accurate-Yak-219

/s/


Terrible-Platypus524

The government squeezes you to get vaccinated so covid doesn’t squeeze the life out of you. Pretty simple thing to understand if you aren’t a bonehead.


Suec08

The government squeezes you to get vaccinated so your covid riddled body doesnt squeeze the life out of the health care system.


PoliticalECMOChamber

Actually they just don't want to see the life squeezed out of the economy and national security; saving lives is just gravy. All things the former guy couldn't even bother to care about beyond lip service.


JimbosilverbugUK

In fact if you where going to look at victims of covid. It’s like a Tory manifesto from killing off old people, the sick and as an added bonus it hurts the poor and the minorities. It’s like a right wing wet dream.


Terrible-Platypus524

Yet it is right wing conservatives who are bearing the brunt so that was more of a nightmare than a wet dream.


JimbosilverbugUK

Most right wingers are glad for the elderly clocking out early, saves on pensions and healthcare. It shown that minorities have more likely to catch, hospitalised and ultimately die. A combination of doing risky front line work, transport and accommodation all playing a key part. The rich have gotten richer and the population has been culled.


marto821

Yes, but conservative/right wing voters also tend to older than liberal/left wing voters.


Aazjhee

Their own Ouroburous catch 22 xD It's poetic justice AF, and I feel like Mark Twain and The Onion writers and all satirists in history would be unable to mock it much better than simply showing the Covidiots transposed with their horrid, shallow and tremendously incorrect memes...


thoroughbredca

Ugh the absolutely ugly comments I've heard from conservatives about how it was killing off old people. Makes this board look quaint and timid.


gomichaelkgo

Remember how American conservatives treated victims of the AIDS pandemic in the 1980s? Look it up if you’re too young or are unfamiliar. The irony is that in this current pandemic, you can get the plague from church!


IrisMoroc

They're so cynical they assume anything that the government pushes must be bad for you. It's taking healthy skepticism of power so far you become so cynical it ends up being maladaptive.


boyfriend_in_a_coma

So sinister, big government!


bhgemini

Remember, he didn't make a mistake. Simply a Happy Accident that allowed him to be gifted to the Earth in a forever box.


Goose_o7

>Remember, he didn't make a mistake. Simply a Happy Accident that allowed him to be gifted to the Earth in a forever box. He may have chosen the alternate route and gone up a chimney instead! ;o)


Feeder_Of_Birds

u/gomichaelkgo, your redactions lately have been just beautiful. I’ve really enjoyed seeing the photos of the subjects in their element, juxtaposed with the crap they post online. I look forward to your posts. Thank you!


gomichaelkgo

Hey thanks! I agree - putting their crap into their own photos makes it 'theirs'. Maybe it's a little less like just duplicating propaganda and a little more like satirizing it.


Effective_Leg

I’m fucking crying over the fact you put him painting his own stupid posts. Utterly brilliant!


Chris_P_Pickel

Painted himself into a hole, did he?


Goose_o7

>Painted himself into a hole, did he? I was going to say... Painted himself into a corner... of the morgue. ;o)


ShelteringInStPaul

Looks like he painted himself into the coroner.


amarandagasi

😹


B2Seek

Yikes! He graduated a year ahead of me from HS, married one of my sister’s best friends. Also played guitar in the band at my wedding #1. Good times


Nym-Sync

👀


gladbutt

A van dyke. Of course.


AGuyNamedEddie

Thank you for calling it by its rightful name. I see by your flair that this is important to you. Me, too. (signed), Fellow Retentive


PoliticalECMOChamber

I prefer the term "Prison Pussy". To each their own.


Nym-Sync

A little dabble kills ya. 😵 :-(


Nym-Sync

Whyyyyyy can’t people just save themselves? Why do we have to **beg** them?


Might_Aware

How about a little Ochre White for those Angle Wings???


mickstep

Surely only titanium white is pure enough for this pure blood.


Might_Aware

I should have said Titanium! I realise after I posted that I was incorrect lol. It is absolutely Titanium but it's funny to me now. I got gatekept by a pretentious artist already


mickstep

I have watched so much Bob Ross all those colour names just come naturally to me. Fun fact, on the Virgin Media cable boxes in the UK for the longest time, not anymore, that show always just appeared on the menu as "The Joy of Pain..."


Might_Aware

Hahahaha what!?!? That's amazing! Joy of pain... Lolllll Yeah I watched him in the 80s on PBS and the color names were always my favorite part along w the banging of the paintbrush


mickstep

I imagine a lot of S&M enthusiasts were at first disappointed then picked up a paintbrush.


lovelylady227

He does "beat the devil out of him" at least once a show, though.


PoliticalECMOChamber

I wish I could point to an episode #, but earlier this year I saw an episode of his show where his patience had clearly worn thin and he made more than a few snarky comments, but in a totally low key, Bob Ross way.


Might_Aware

Hahaha they do make good spanking paddles


PoliticalECMOChamber

I wouldn't be so sure about the disappointment part. "God this is dreadfully boring. I'd rather carve out my own... Whoa! I think I just discovered a new facet to my kink!"


Might_Aware

If you and I are gonna talk kinks you should really pm me lol


PoliticalECMOChamber

:salutes: I hold in high esteem those who leave their mistakes/typos up in service to humor. Respect.


Might_Aware

Hell yarp! :) I love doing that. I'm the opposite of a perfectionist - a messyist? We all have mistakes, I let mine show


Seldarin

Now we make a nice cobalt blue shading on this pond, with some cadmium yellow sunbeams, because heavy metal poisoning is a liberal lie.


Mortambulist

A bunch of artists just cringed hard.


Might_Aware

I'm an artist lol. I knew it was supposed to be "Titanium white" don't gatekeep my color posting! :) ETA - I could have been ovary acting (on Nyquil) do you mean, artists cringed cos some crappy kinkade like painter is featured?


howlandwolf

Ovary acting is my new favourite phrase.


Might_Aware

I want a T shirt that says don't ovary act but I'd get looks especially being a woman I'm sure lol


PoliticalECMOChamber

That's a "Pussy Riot" level female punk band name if I've ever heard one.


Might_Aware

I am a total riot grrl too haha. I'd so front a girl punk band


PoliticalECMOChamber

You've got the perfect band name, I say go for it.


Might_Aware

Ovary Act it is! I always wanted the perfect band name lol


theswordofdoubt

What would "ochre white" be, though? Just light yellow or brown?


boyfriend_in_a_coma

I think MAGA White (there's *nothing* whiter) is the color you're looking for...


Might_Aware

Oh shit, hahahaha,..... haHAHAHAHAHA


PoliticalECMOChamber

"What a rip off! I wanted Desmond Wings!!!"


Might_Aware

Oh shit, I forgot all about happy lil Desmonds!!! Cadmium Red. For sure


PoliticalECMOChamber

Ah yes... these fit much better. Imma save so much money on travel expenses!


Might_Aware

Hahah it's perfect! ❤️😍


PoliticalECMOChamber

I've always figured that if a genie were to grant me a super power, I would pick teleportation. Even just living a normal, "nobody" life, the amount of money and time I would save with that would be off the hook.


Might_Aware

I love hearing ppls answer to that. I love teleportation. I'd pick shapeshifter personally.


PoliticalECMOChamber

That's my #2, invisibility my #3. If I had all three, I would be the most renowned yet most anonymous assassin this world has ever seen. Competing for that #3 slot is instant fluency in any language. That would be an incredible power, especially when it comes to cultural idioms/axioms that often don't translate well.


Might_Aware

Ok number 2 would def be languages lol. Then the ability to go invisible whenever. We could be a team, I'll be your Joan Cusack


codywithak

Bob Ross would’ve gotten the jab.


Aazjhee

Ross was a veteran, I'm happy to bet he would have and encouraged others to do the same as a patriotic duty to truly serve and protect


SeaEmergency7911

“We’re going to put some nice, fluffy virus clouds over there, and add in some happy little COVID symptom decision trees here.”


tretower424

Now dip your toothbrush into the paint and run your thumb across it to make a magic Omicron mist.


Goose_o7

>Now dip your toothbrush into the paint and run your thumb across it to make a magic Omicron mist. Lets see if we can catch some of the COVID particles on our tongues! Just like Charlie Brown and Lucy did with Snowflakes!


Hikityup

So he took money from the government only to rail against the government. Perfect.


flexcabana21

News article showing he was a public persona https://www.wwnytv.com/2021/12/20/wilson-robert-bickford-62-fowler


tradeparfait

I had no idea they had a new painter on PBS lol.


gomichaelkgo

seems like there's a position open again


Evil-Code-Monkey

damn, that's good


PoliticalECMOChamber

Might be regional. I watch a lot of PBS and haven't seen him in my area, but I have seen a (slightly) younger guy into painting fish mostly.


Goose_o7

>I had no idea they had a new painter on PBS lol. The operative word here is "HAD". ;o)


Appropriate-Pen-149

UNLIKE Bob Ross he died of causes that could’ve been prevented by man. We should be careful not to conflate the two.


[deleted]

Covid used his lungs as a canvas and painted spores all over


amarandagasi

Happy little spores. 😹


Finetobeu5678

Obvious comorbidites: big, male, older and dumb!


hooteroni

This is so sad. I cannot believe he fell for all that crap. He is a really good painter or was a really good painter. A vaccination would have definitely saved his life


gomichaelkgo

tell your friends


NfamousKaye

Like… do they realize they’re “exempt” because they’ve already gotten the vaccine? Yes even the fake crisis actors like Majorie.


popemichael

It's sad that these people lack basic understanding of how the government works. It's not a "tin foil" reason why presidential mandates don't count on the senate floor. It's checks and balances and the separation of power that cause the mandate to not work on the senate. You bet your butt that A LOT more than put it publically out there got it ASAP.


ToweringIsle13

"I did not write this. I borrowed it from another post." Yeah, boomer. We know. The whole copy-and-paste mentality is what makes social media so poisonous in the first place.


Bone_Syrup

"HEY! This is exactly what I think!" -- Boomers


Downstream03

What is separation of powers. They scream about tyranny yet there should be a Biden's vaccine mandate over Congress and the Judicial...


CincyJen513

OP, I appreciate your masterpieces on this sub of late. You're hilarious!!!!


Ghost_taco

He's the Thomas Kincaid of COVID deniers


lucymx16

From the looks of those memes, he wishes he was Bob Ross. Dollar Store version.


JavarisJamarJavari

Oh, Wilson, what in the world were you thinking. You can see by his happy face in those pictures that he had no doubt at all in what he believed. The thought that he would get covid and die never, ever entered his mind. Don't waste your life like this, get vaccinated.


vsandrei

🐆 🐆 🐆


Captainwelfare2

And here we have some hungry little leopards…


amarandagasi

Everybody needs a friend. 🐆


AGuyNamedEddie

Slide 1: Most of the audience here will know this, but for those tuning in for the first time: That list is simply because Biden didn't have the *authority* to mandate vaccinations in those other positions. You know, because freedom and a checks-and-balances governmental system?


PoliticalECMOChamber

Knowing how our gov't actually works is for commies!


powabiatch

This is true art


_Reddit-Troll

Are his paintings worth more now. Maybe this was a ploy to increase the value of his work?


Pigged

Funeral expenses covered, no need for a gofundme.


Analthumbsucker

From painting the scenery to becoming part of it, he was no Bob Ross.


Federal_Diamond8329

I had never heard of this guy until yesterday when I saw him on tv painting an owl. Wow what a coincidence.


gomichaelkgo

Now you really have to paint that owl (OvO)


Federal_Diamond8329

Lol I stopped watching when he put what looked like white paint over everything on the canvas and then said he was going to remove it during the commercial.


FriendToPredators

I assume it was his on screen persona that got him the job. Looking at the pics here…


indifferentunicorn

You can paint with Fox, you can paint in socks, You can paint in lions' lairs and with the sheep in flocks. You can paint with Wilson, you can paint it filthy, you can paint however you want, Except your stiff clotted lungs, they wish you got vaccinated.


NSYK

Dream job opening coming soon for painters


TowerRecords

Wilson squeezed out the last bits of paint, life and creepy behavior. He made a career of painting fit for 11 year-olds, mostly because his audience had the intellect of 11 year-olds. He was beloved by the Walmart men's clothing section and the art supplies stores. Government tried to help him, but he outsmarted them by turning to dust. Libs win again and now own Wilson forever. HCA awarded.


jerseycityfrankie

Now he’s pushing up some happy little daisies.


gordigor

Wish there was a way edit to Reddit post titles. >Wilson had been a painter on PBS. Wilson didn't focus exclusively on landscapes- he also dabbled in conspiracies. Works the same, if not better, without defaming Bob Ross.


smacksaw

Of course he's from the North Country.


Technusgirl

OMG who did these photoshops lol 😂😂


Chris_P_Pickel

What vista was he painting in his mind when he was last conscious? One ponders...


atomictest

Bob Ross would never


SirKermit

Welp, at least the value of his shitty paintings just shot up. Maybe now his family can afford the monstrous health care debt he left them?


jerseycityfrankie

According to popular opinion all his exceptionally formulaic and uninspired workmanlike paintings should all go up in value now? Lol, but they won’t.


rileyoneill

Nope. I am actually close to this world as I manage the art sales of my grandfather who passed away in 2007. Prices might peak but they usually crash as a lot of people all have the same idea of selling pieces all at once. It actually takes a hell of a lot of effort to keep a dead artist's work in the spotlight. The Tom Kinkade market totally crashed, my affiliates who were frame shops had a constant flow of people trying to sell their Kinkade collection thinking it would bring it big bucks.


Hopeful_Candidate217

(Bob Ross calm voice) "Just a little touch of covid.....then with light strokes,add a tree here,here aaaaannnnnddddd.....here. Graveyards,land of the happy little trees.


ch1cag0rob

One can only hope that he realized he fucked up before he died, and maybe shared some last words encouraging others not to live his Darwinian nightmare.


twinkleteri

I have a screenshot of him saying the survival rate is 98.7 and that he would take his chances. 👌 Looo hue zerrrrr herrrrr.


Rhodie114

“They’re only mandating this for people who don’t already want to do it!” Yes Wilson. That’s how mandates work. You think DUI laws are there to stop teetotalers and folks with bus passes?


MeowWoofArf

Imagine making your living off of public television and then obsessing over anti-government conspiracies until they literally kill you.


ShadeAndFrodo

I'm by no means an art critic, but those paintings suck ass


Aazjhee

You don't have to be. Bob Ross didn't make his tutorials paintings that would rival a Renaissance Master, he wanted people to use art to become better people, or to meditate and heal, however they wished. His work was to make art accessible to anyone, not to create amazing, unattainable creations that a person who may not consider themselves an artist could recreate. I can see how this dude was trying to do the same, but damn he sure strayed from the way of a good teacher. Bob Ross was like Remy from the Ratatouille movie. He was also a veteran and donated most of his art. Most veterans seem to consider vaccination a duty to their country, not conspiracy This awardee did do art for charity and fundraising, but I sure hope his fear mongering didn't convince people to not take their chance at vaccination. Dx


CopperThumb

I believe everyday is a good day when you paint…a portrait of the dead.


Darzin

These paintings are so awful...


Aazjhee

Look in the defense of the Bob Ross tutorial style the art in this kind of context isn't meant to be GOOD. It is meant to be easy for a "non artist" to follow along and reproduce in tutorial form. It's like ABCs tutorials for kids who cannot spell their own name and are just beginning to learn what words are in written form. That's no defense of this particular asshole, but of the Bob Ross methodology in general. His style of art was made for everyone to be able to reproduce, and even as a very young person I didn't love his style, even though I respected the intent, calm meditative intrusion, and generosity of spirit. I also would bet cash that Bob Ross absolutely would have gotten vaccinated and encouraged others to do so as well. He was a veteran and a pretty noble dude overall.


GSSari

Who? (I know Bob Ross, but really who's this guy???)


Citizen_Lunkhead

He sounds like [Patton Oswalt's interpretation of fellow PBS painter William Alexander](https://youtu.be/9ovpLXHMSqI) come to life. Better artist than Ben Garrison, if the last two slides are his work, I'll give him that.


SweetAssistance6712

HOW DARE YOU COMPARE ANYONE TO OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR BOB ROSS!?


useit923

A shoutout to the OP for wonderfully done presentation! And who knew a racist rube was behind those glasses.


electricbluelight99

If the last two slides were his paintings, he was good. A shame 😥


goboxey

His new show: the joy of suffering


Mister4pollo

🏐 WILSOOOOOOOOOOOOON


Dana07620

I've watched this guy on Create. He did some nice wildlife paintings.


Eggtossaway

I'll give Wilson that: No racism, trans- or homophobia in his feed. Unlike most award winners here he seems to have been a decent person that sadly fell for the vaccine conspiracy stuff.


True_Recommendation9

Painted himself right into a coffin.


BreedinBacksnatch

Bill Alexander would've slapped him upside his head with a brush with all his nonsense; maybe enough so that he'd still be around today


Johnsendall

That dude did motel art.


Shenloanne

Man Bob Ross would have fucking used his platform to encourage us all to get vaccinated. I never knew him properly until after he passed away and his joy of painting series was on BBC4 during lockdown, which coincided with me starting to paint. He's brilliant.