Articles with the tag pbs

Bob Ross Really Enjoyed Beating The Devil Out Of His Brushes [Video]

You remember Bob Ross, the impossibly fro’d white guy from the PBS show The Joy of Painting, don’t you? While the late landscape painter and instructor is often lovingly parodied in popular culture for his calm tone and undeniable sweetness to this day, perhaps there was a dark side to him all along. To wit, […]

Barry Manilow’s Face Creeps Out Twitter [Twitter Reacts]

Barry Manilow headlined “A Capitol Fourth” on Thursday, an annual Independence Day celebration put on by PBS. But it was his face that stole the show, not his voice. The 33rd annual event also included a Neil Diamond performance and a fireworks show, but who cares. Did you see Barry Manilow’s face? Twitter noticed and […]

PBS Has Fun With Facebook Data: Create Your Own Political Attack Ad

Election day is getting closer and what better way to make fun of all the political ads than by creating one aimed directly at you! PBS Newshour has created a new tool called Ad Libs that uses your Facebook data to create a political attack ad. The app looks pretty funny and making your own […]

Save Big Bird: PBS Turns Memes Into Marketing Gold

The presidential debate last night has already spawned an influx of memes, but the best of them concern the Sesame Street character Big Bird after GOP hopeful Mitt Romney hinted that his alphabet reciting days may soon be over if he takes the presidency. Though admitting that he loves Big Bird, Romney is dead-set on […]