I don't mean to pile up the bad news this morning after we already learned about Jerry Stiller passing, but the world has lost yet another legend today. 10 years ago, Paul Vasquez witnessed a full Double Rainbow all the way across the sky in his front yard. At the time, he wondered what it all meant. Surely it had to be more than just a light dispersion phenomenon. People will see countless of rainbows during their journey on Earth. They might even see a handful of partial double rainbows themselves. But to see a full on double rainbow all the way across the sky?
It's gotta mean something. And now Paul Vasquez gets a chance to find that out himself as his journey has unfortunately come to an end. The good news is that he seemed pretty at peace with it on his Facebook.
Whatever happens I’m ready for it, I’m happy to experience it all, it might only be pollen and I’ll have more time in my apartment, if it’s the virus and it’s my time to recycle I look forward to coming back to a new body and starting over, whatever happens I’m enjoying the ride.
The thing that makes Double Rainbow Guy such an iconic internet legend is that he was one of the last people to go viral on the internet without intentionally trying to go viral. We live in a time now where pretty much every video is staged with the specific purpose of catapulting that person into fame. Just look at that little bastard Mason Ramsey yodeling in Walmart. But Double Rainbow Guy wasn't trying to go viral. Double Rainbow Guy wasn't hoping to end up on Tosh.O. Double Rainbow Guy just saw a sick ass double rainbow in his front yard and wanted to share its glory with maybe like 5 or 6 other people who were watching his videos.
It was pure. It was real. It was precisely what we're missing on the internet today where the only thing you have to do to go viral is to shake your ass to a 9-second clip of a song.
So here's to you, Double Rainbow Guy. You were as legendary and shined as bright as that Double Rainbow in your front yard. May you be greeted that those pearly gates with perhaps even a triple rainbow.
Now it's time for everybody else to pay their respects and listen to this jam on repeat all day.