Even after the presidential debate, when there was nothing more to make fun of, the hashtags continued to fly on Twitter.
Over the course of Monday night, if you followed the tweets, you got a great taste of the high points of the debate. #Alloverthemap . . . #whereismolly (referring to the pronunciation of the African country Mali) . . . #colorofties (Mitt Romney's red and white "bipartisan tie," President Obama's staid iron-blue with little flecks).
A half hour before the debate closed, all 10 of the U.S. trending topics on Twitter were debate-based. And worldwide, #whopper was the second most common trending topic, referring to Obama's attack on Romney's truthfulness. And No. 3 was #horsesandbayonets, referring to Obama's snarky attack on what he depicted as Romney's old-school ideas about military strength. Without a doubt, those were the highlight hashtags, the funniest and most trenchant Twitterverse memories.