'Carlos Danger,' rising business superstar

Anthony Weiner's alter ego gets his own merchandise, airline discount and cocktail listing.

By Kim Peterson Jul 26, 2013 2:35PM
Spirit Airlines ad featuring 'Carlos Danger' (© Spirit Airlines, Inc.)Carlos Danger isn't going away. In fact, he's fast becoming a part of pop and business culture, selling clothing, airline tickets and restaurant cocktails.

Mr. Danger shot to fame this week after an awkward press conference held by Anthony Weiner, who's running for mayor of New York. Weiner acknowledged an ongoing pattern of inappropriate messages to young women on the Internet and said he sent many of those messages using the name "Carlos Danger."

Predictably, the media had a Danger-filled field day with the news. Slate rolled out a Carlos Danger name generator. Bay Area News Group creatively named the entire saga "Weinergate II: The Ballad of Carlos Danger."

And though Weiner probably never wants to hear the words "Carlos Danger" again (although you never know with this guy), the moniker is taking on a life of its own at companies across the country.

Spirit Airlines seized upon the name for a special promotion offering $24 off its Mexico vacation packages. The airline's new ad shows a superhero hot dog with the name holding a cell phone.

A Spirit spokeswoman played it straight when asked about the promotion. "We're spreading the word of vacation package savings," Misty Pinson told The Consumerist. "What's not to love about low fares and great deals?"

The Carlos Danger merchandise is in full effect as well, including T-shirts that say, "And on the sixth day, God created Carlos." There are also Cafepress shirts made for women that say, "Danger -- Carlos is around."

A New York fitness club has worked Carlos Danger into its advertising. And one Brooklyn restaurant, Buttermilk Channel, has even developed the Carlos Danger cocktail. The restaurant's bar manager describes it as a mezcal cocktail with grapefruit juice, lime juice, honey syrup, Campari and a grapefruit zest and sugar rim, according to Eater NY.

By the way, the real Carlos Danger (or one of them, anyway) is a Miami psychiatrist who apparently wants nothing to do with any of this. He is not returning calls to his office, The Washington Post reports.

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19Comments
Jul 26, 2013 2:46PM
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Should we be concerned about his other internet account? "Nigel Sticky Wicket".

Jul 26, 2013 4:49PM
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If there was any doubt that he is a pervert when he resigned from congress, there isnt any now. Exteme narcissists rarely have one disorder, it migrates through all aspects of judgement and character This should make New Yorkers more than wary but throughly alarmed that he may be their mayor.

Also, I really have  to wonder what kind of disorders his wife suffers to be standing by his side. I suspect she is selling out her dignity for status and opportunities for self advancement by continuing the Hillary connection. Also bet the governors residence is nicer than her current crib.

Jul 26, 2013 4:37PM
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He knows how to win the female votes.

Become a Peter Tweeter Repeater as Leno says.

New Yorkers are being begged to vote for this guy by all of the comedians.

Jul 26, 2013 5:29PM
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Nancy Pelosi just made the guy out to be a victim and an American hero and endorsed him for mayor.  I said all along this guy is a hero to all the lefty lib scum.  That proves it.
Jul 26, 2013 3:54PM
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Damnit Mr.Weiner. Thanks to you every hotdog looks like your pee-pee now.

Jul 26, 2013 5:55PM
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Tony "The Boner" Weiner could start a new social network and call it Petering or Just Dicking Around.
Jul 26, 2013 4:43PM
Jul 26, 2013 3:54PM
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I can't help but think that Mrs. Danger has a new theme song to the tune of "It's the Talk of the Town."

 

I can't show my face,

Can't go any place

People stop and stare,

It's so hard to bear.

Everybody knows what you're sexting

It's the talk of the town.

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if weiner uses the Obama phone  he will be charged for every tweet or text. so he has a huge bill for sending pics of his little wiener. what a waste. hehehehe. don't vote for this loser he will spend all the public's time whacking it in the mayor office. just like bill Clinton in the oral office and Hillary had no better sense than to leave the jerk but to stand by her loser cheating man who is still cheating on her most likely.
Jul 26, 2013 3:31PM
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nametag t-shirt = Hi my name is Carlos Danger............   with a tag line that reads = " what's your cell number ? " ......
Jul 28, 2013 3:55AM
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first make pot legal, then gay marriage, put all of the over and under exposed public servants into office that te media will make stars out of. oh, don't forget about good ole kim k.i luv her magic trick that the media still thinks is real. she turned her nasty beaver into a cash cow!!!! that is great. yuk..
Jul 27, 2013 2:56PM
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Weiner isn't Carlos Danger. He is Carlos Dangler
Jul 26, 2013 3:48PM
Jul 26, 2013 3:43PM
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Thumbs up if you`ve ever had a Weiner moment.

Jul 27, 2013 11:09PM
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Lowlife Pubbies get elected again, and again; and make milllions; Vitter, Sanford, et. al. Weiner gets 10 times the media condemnation...........will not be elected. Sanford's Argentine call gi....uh...lover, is accepted as a Congreessman's wife. *

*EXCEPTION: gay Pubbie lowlife: Foley, Craig.
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