Right after (and I do mean “right” after) I had shown some friends the “Crazy Double Rainbow Guy” YouTube video, it started to rain a bit. This, in and of itself, was quite unusual here in Southern California. July is not known for a month in which you can expect any kind of precipitation. As I was grilling some hot dogs and hamburgers for the kids and our adult guests (it was my oldest daughter’s 9th birthday party), I looked up and saw a somewhat faint, yet quite distinct, double rainbow.
It was neither as full, nor as bright, as the one that had inspired such ecstasy in the crazy guy, but there it was . . . as was my Flip videocam. I had put on an apron (something I seldom do) and stashed the camera in one of the pockets. I managed to record a bit of my crazy-ass double rainbow and a few comments from my perspective as well. I offer them here not as any especially entertaining video, but rather as a way to memorialize the event, which I considered quite serendipitous and synchronicitous (if I may be so bold as to make up my own words :)) Here’s the link. Hope anyone who sees it (undoubtedly not many will) finds it at least a bit entertaining.
July 26th, 2010 at 2:37 pm
Hey, Mark. I’m glad you pointed that out. I was unaware of it, and it’s a bit hard to make it out, but I think you can see it. The picture is a still taken from the Flip video I published on YouTube. It truly was an incredible experience to have that thing show up, during a period of the year when we least expect rain, and right after I had shown the Double Rainbow Crazy Guy video to my friends.
So . . . Cisco purchased Flip from the people who originally developed the product, eh? Bet that was a lucrative exit for them!
July 26th, 2010 at 2:18 pm
Ahh. Flip Video – a Cisco product.
Very cool picture. Know how to tell it’s not photoshopped? The colors should be inverted on the 2nd rainbow.