In the middle of the discussion about Anthony Weiner's new sexting scandal and his alleged nickname, "Carlos Danger," people kept bringing up a "Ron Mexico," so it raises the question: who the heck is Ron Mexico?
So, a quick refresher: more Anthony Weiner lewd messages appeared late Monday evening on the D-level gossip site, The Dirty. They are allegedly from after his original sexting scandal, when he was meant to be in seclusion and learning from his sins, but before he announced his candidacy for New York mayor. Weiner apparently calls himself "Carlos Danger" online, which is beyond hilarious, and easily became the afternoon's favorite running joke. But just after the Weiner scandal exploded this afternoon, messages like these started to appear in plenty of Twitter feeds:
Better pseudonym: Ron Mexico or Carlos Danger? Discuss.— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) July 23, 2013
Weird that Carlos Danger is the white person's Ron Mexico.— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) July 23, 2013
Carlos Danger is the best-worst sexpseudonym since Ron Mexico.— Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos) July 23, 2013
Ron Mexico would kick Carlos Danger's ass in a battle of nom de sexts.— Pete Gaines (@petegaines) July 23, 2013
Who the what?! We know who Anthony Weiner and Carlos Danger are. (Hint: they are one in the same!) But who is this Mexico guy everyone keeps talking about, and what does he have to do with Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal? Nothing, and, well...
On April 5, 2005 a Smoking Gun report about then-Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick gave the Internet one of its most enduring memes. See, Vick allegedly had sex with a young woman and gave her herpes. One of the details in the suit alleged Vick used the pseudonym "Ron Mexico" either with her or when getting tested to avoid the headlines about having a sexually transmitted disease. Vick eventually settled out of court, and this was before the dog fighting scandal when Vick's name was still worth something. He was one of the biggest star in the NFL at the time.