U.S. presidential debates are a serious business, but that doesn’t mean
a little humor won’t come out of them. The first two debates spawned
jokes on the Internet about the popular children’s character Big Bird
and the unusual phrase "Binders full of women."
The third and final debate kept the laughs coming, at least for
humorists online. On Monday evening, it was “horses and bayonets” that
inspired a new round of laughter.
one exchange, Republican candidate Mitt Romney noted that the U.S. Navy
has fewer ships than at any time since 1916.
President Barack Obama responded with sarcasm, saying, "Well governor,
we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our
military has changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers,
where planes land on them."
This remark sent Twitter and other social media sites into overdrive
producing wry quips.