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Whoa... It's a Double Rainbow... for Windows Live

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 52 comments

What does it mean?

Remember this guy?

Double Rainbow

That was Paul “Hungry Bear” Vasquez, who we all know by now to be truly impressed by rainbows. But his 15 minutes of fame aren't up yet (the original video was only three and a half minutes long).

Now Double Rainbow Guy has made an advertisement for Windows Live Photo Gallery, and it might just be our favorite Microsoft ad in a long time.

Double Rainbow Windows Live

There's another video, but it's more of a testimonial rather than an entertaining ad.

Double Rainbow Windows Live

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    thesmokingman14 , September 3, 2010 12:21 PM
    DOUBLE RAINBOW ALL THE WAY!!!!....Hey at least the guy wasn't faking like every other actor out there. He was legitimately impressed. Because he is, SO AM I! :) 
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    NotYetRated , September 3, 2010 12:12 PM
    hahahah OMG epic win for him and Microsoft. I hate myself so much for liking the ad.
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    Ransom22 , September 3, 2010 1:37 PM
    wotan31Old technology. Linux and OSX have had photo stitching since the 1990's. Glad to see Windows has finally reached 1990's level of technology.


    OSX wasn't released until 2001. There may have been OS9 compatible software that would do photo stitching in the '90s as there has been Windows compatible software that has been able to do it, but now it's available in free software and it works really well.
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    Tedders , September 3, 2010 12:07 PM
    Wow
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    NotYetRated , September 3, 2010 12:12 PM
    hahahah OMG epic win for him and Microsoft. I hate myself so much for liking the ad.
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    thesmokingman14 , September 3, 2010 12:21 PM
    DOUBLE RAINBOW ALL THE WAY!!!!....Hey at least the guy wasn't faking like every other actor out there. He was legitimately impressed. Because he is, SO AM I! :) 
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    pirateboy , September 3, 2010 12:27 PM
    the original clip was funny and freaky
    the advertisement video SUCKED
    I like the bear dude...good vibes
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    thejerk , September 3, 2010 12:52 PM
    still not amused.
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    jomofro39 , September 3, 2010 12:57 PM
    This guy is A O K in my book. If only I was so impressed by a free display of refracted light, then I wouldn't have to spend 300 bucks a year to upgrade my PC to refract light for me.
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    Spanky Deluxe , September 3, 2010 1:00 PM
    I never thought I'd actually say these words but: That was an excellent advert by Microsoft!
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    haramir , September 3, 2010 1:20 PM
    I love this ad too but I think "Bear" was trying to hard to recreate what he did in the original video and it just feels forced somehow.
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    wolfseeker2828 , September 3, 2010 1:25 PM
    haramirI love this ad too but I think "Bear" was trying to hard to recreate what he did in the original video and it just feels forced somehow.


    I think the problem here is they didn't allow him to visit the Mary Jane before filming the advertisement...can't say the same about the first video xD
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    coleipoo , September 3, 2010 1:28 PM
    Feels a little forced on, but a smart marketing move by Microsoft.
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    Schizoid , September 3, 2010 1:30 PM
    Bow and worship the refracted light why don't you Mr. Bear. In that state-of-mind you could even find a pot of gold if you cry and whoa enough.
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    Ransom22 , September 3, 2010 1:37 PM
    wotan31Old technology. Linux and OSX have had photo stitching since the 1990's. Glad to see Windows has finally reached 1990's level of technology.


    OSX wasn't released until 2001. There may have been OS9 compatible software that would do photo stitching in the '90s as there has been Windows compatible software that has been able to do it, but now it's available in free software and it works really well.
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    Travis Beane , September 3, 2010 1:37 PM
    BearWhat does it mean?

    It means you've had enough cheeseburgers 'bear', and that you should probably bring a pair of jogging shoes with you outdoors, not your laptop. :p 
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    titosor , September 3, 2010 1:48 PM
    Tapping into internet memes is going to be the key to effective advertising for the foreseeable future methinks... At least for an audience which might actually get the references, like us nerds.
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    tu_illegalamigo , September 3, 2010 1:54 PM
    WHOOOOO!
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    Trueno07 , September 3, 2010 2:29 PM
    Lol he's a bad actor.
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    Moores Law , September 3, 2010 3:02 PM
    thejerkstill not amused.


    I agree
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    joebob2000 , September 3, 2010 3:17 PM
    It gets a -1 for him holding his DSLR away from his eye like it's a sick baby. If he would have looked at the live view and looked and the double rainbow and remarked "double double rainbow... whoaaaaa..." it might have made it OK.
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