The news that former Democratic Congressman and current New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is again involved in a sexting scandal has made for some awkward web-browsing in the nation’s newsrooms. But it’s also made for a lot of fun online, today. And I’m not necessarily referring to the scandal’s images and reading materials that cannot be shared here due to their omg-my-mother-may-read-this-post factor.
But once Twitter learned that Anthony Weiner was also “Carlos Danger,” things got reeeeeeally fun:
I just hope Weiner gets credit for all of the platonic, sensitive online chats he had under the name “Pedro Safety.”
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 23, 2013
Highway to the WEINER Zone!
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) July 23, 2013
First photo of a “Carlos Danger!” mayoral yard sign gets $10.
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) July 23, 2013
I only got up to Level 2 on my Spanish Rosetta Stone, so I never learned about Carlos Danger. :(
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) July 23, 2013
Vows of the future: “I promise to run my Internet name by you first so you’re not doubly embarrassed when I get caught publicly sexting.”
— Jen Kirkman (@JenKirkman) July 24, 2013
The website Slate quickly came up with a brilliant sexting alter-ego name generator. If you enter the name “Anthony Weiner” it will indeed suggest the name “Carlos Danger.” My name generated the suggested pseudonym of “Lorenzo Menace.” You can find yours right here.
The Internet also loved “Cubicle Guy” who was seen peaking over the wall of the cubicle behind Anthony Weiner during his press conference, today. New York Magazine posted a hilarious and mostly fake Q&A about “Cubicle Guy.” The post first points out that he appears to be, based on multiple Twitter reports, Jeff McKinney with WOR radio. From there, things get a little more speculative:
Why was Cubicle Guy peering over the cubicle behind Anthony Weiner? Nobody knows.
Can Cubicle Guy see directly into Anthony Weiner’s soul? Yes.