That tingling feeling
We’ve all felt it, that mesmerizing effect that Bob can have on you. You’re watching along as Bob paints and all of a sudden you look up and realize you’ve watched the whole show.
Bob has that effect on you and it’s not a crazy notion. It’s real and it happens to everybody.
It’s called ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and it’s that static feeling you get at the back of your neck and down your spine and Bob is at the center of it.
The Bob Ross Effect
Dr. Craig Richards of Shenandoah University explains the scientific phenomenon behind the tingles.
Painter and pop culture icon Bob Ross believed that “there’s an artist hidden at the bottom of every single one of us.” Through The Joy of Painting, an instructional painting program, Ross made it his mission to acquaint amateur and aspiring artists with their inner creatives. Seemingly inspired by this concept, the Unemployed Philosophers Guild has crafted a quirky Bob Ross mug that reveals its own secret surprise—no paintbrush required.
This clever color-changing mug captures Ross’ ability to transform a blank canvas into a beautiful masterpiece. When empty, the ceramic cup is adorned with only a portrait of Ross set against a stark black backdrop. Fill it with a warm drink, however, and watch the magic happen as a stunning landscape painting appears right before your eyes.
Ever heard a careless whisper and had a tingly, non-sexual head orgasm? It's the “Bob Ross effect”, or ASMR
There's a Bob Ross drinking game for the tens of fans who religiously watched PBS's downtempo paint-by-numbers program The Joy of Painting. Ross introduces a proper colour? Drank (Van Dyke Brown is our fav). Ross says something "lives" somewhere? Drank. Ross beats his brush on the easel? Shiver. What you’ve just experienced is an auto-sensory meridian response (ASMR for short). It’s a head-to-toe experience; a pleasurable tingling sensation that begins in the head and scalp, and often moves down the spine to the extremities. While inherently non-sexual, it is occasionally referred to as a head orgasm.
"Just eat, relax, and watch it happen!"
Bob Ross is certainly up there among the stranger celebrities of all-time. A painter and television host, he wasn’t particularly dynamic at either, but that was his charm. His approach was gentle and calming, and he had an uncanny ability to draw people in with his curly mane and humorous characterizations of his painting subjects. Ross passed away in 1995, but with the help of the internet, his prominence is likely greater than ever. During his life, he apparently built his empire teaching classes and selling painting supplies, but more recently, demand has grown for more far-out Bob Ross items like a Bob Ross: Art of Chill board game and a Bob Ross Chia Pet.
From Andrews & McMeel
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Let Bob Ross help you send funny birthday wishes! New Bob Ross greeting cards from Andrews McMeel Publishing are now available in Mass Retail, Drug and Grocery channels of distribution where Recycled Paper Greetings cards are sold. Like a Bob Ross painting, these are suitable for framing! Printed on recycled paper.