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Double Rainbow Guy

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The Resume

    (September 5, 1962-May 9, 2020)
    Real name was Paul 'Bear' Vasquez
    Former MMA fighter, farmer
    Filmed his ecstatic reaction to a double rainbow in the front yard of his home outside of Yosemite National Park (January 8, 2010)
    Original three-minute video went viral on YouTube
    Video featured on CNN, Tosh.0, and Jimmy Kimmel Live
    As of September 2018, original video has accumulated 45.5 million views

Why he might be annoying:

    Who'd a thunk a dude could get so teary-eyed over a freaking Double Rainbow!?
    His original screenname was Hungrybear9562 (later changed to Yosemitebear62).
    He took up cage fighting to combat his obesity problem (which was actually extreme enough for him to quit his trucking job).
    He can be heard crying emotionally at the sight of the double rainbow (apparently inspired by the vividness of the double rainbow).

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was a Los Angeles firefighter before moving to Yosemite at 22.
    His video was pure, innocent, agenda-free fun.
    Jimmy Kimmel called his video 'the funniest video in the world.'
    A Gregory Brothers auto-tuned parody song version of his video also went viral ('Double Rainbow Song'), and was even covered by Jimmy Fallon (impersonating Neil Young).
    The Fine Brothers' inaugural 'Kids React' video featured his video alongside Obama Fail and Trololo Man.
    He said: 'In the beginning, a lot of people were saying Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame, but I knew it wasn't that. This was something much bigger … None of it's about me. That message is simple: Love your fellow man, walk gently on Mother Earth, and connect to [the] spirit.'

Credit: BoyWiththeGreenHair

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 83 Votes: 45.78% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 98 Votes: 41.84% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 25 Votes: 8.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 139 Votes: 48.20% Annoying