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Todd Dills

Former trucker walloped by ‘double rainbow’

| July 15, 2010

Double RainbowIt was probably only a matter of time before a driver produced one of those viral videos that tickles the funny bones of million of users worldwide — Paul Vasquez, described as a “former trucker” (according the Vasquez interview in the Merced Sun Star, he drove until about 2004, when his weight forced him off the road) who lives in the Mariposa, Calif., took the double rainbow video you’ve probably seen making its way around the net after he posted it to his Hungrybear9562 account. It’s from an encounter Vasquez had with a rainbow outside his home way back in January that, if you’ve seen the vid, had a pretty wild effect on him. Not least, it prompted questions of significance — “What does it mean?” he repeats several times throughout the three-minute clip.

For my money, it means little beyond diversion for the lot of us out here — some pretty good laughs. But what might well be funnier is the remixed musical version of the vid below, in which Vasquez’s voice is auto-tuned and set to music. Enjoy:

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