Monday night's third and final presidential debate, ostensibly about foreign policy, may not have had too many surprises in store for viewers and soon-to-be voters in the presidential election, which will ultimately determine if Barack Obama steps into the oval office for a second term or if Mitt Romney sachets into his place, but there were some entertaining moments — not the least of which was the "horses and bayonets" comment by Obama, which became as much a theme of the third presidential debate as "binders full of women" became at the second one.

"You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916," Obama pointed out after former Massachusetts governor Romney had attacked his military policy while in office. "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. We have these ships that go under water, nuclear submarines."

In the meantime, celebrities and pundits sounded off about the final debate before the election (two weeks from now!) with their own tweets — those about "horses and bayonets," which quickly became a trending hashtag on Twitter and Tumblr, and otherwise. Check out a few of the highlights here:

"Our final question on foreign policy, what are your thoughts as far as Vin Diesel's ethnicity? #BetterDebateQuestions" —Aziz Ansari


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"I wish they would address the Armenian threat: the Kardashians." —Kathy Griffin

"There is nothing specific about a plan to 'go after the bad guys' #debate2012" —Sarah Silverman

"Why is Romney bringing up Detroit? That's like Clinton bringing up Lewinsky. #youlostthatone #debate" —Baratunde

"I was gonna vote for [insert candidate] but after watching the debate I'm going to vote for [that exact same candidate.] — Everyone #debates" —Chris Rock

"Criticizing America? Is he getting Obama mixed up with The Dixie Chicks? #current2012" —Joy Behar

"I've seen wider ideological differences between Jehovah's Witnesses" —Bill Maher

"Mitt Romney is one spray tan away from clinching the New Jersey vote. #mockthevote" —Sean Crespo

"The only reason we have less bayonets is because of the anti-bayonet president #debates" —Jason Jones

"Romney keeps bragging about the Olympics. I saw him. His figure skating was embarrassing." —Albert Brooks

"#Debates: neck & neck on @twitter. Mentions: Romney: 286,139 tweets Obama: 263,548 tweets" —Diane Sawyer

"Romney is Bush Sr but without the military cred and the hopeless son." —Alec Baldwin

"I'mmm going to AA as soon as this election is over." —Bette Midler

"#horsesandbayonets #horsesandbayonets #horsesandbayonets…. Just so I'm part of the trend. ;)" —Ricki Lake

"We wouldn't have less horses and bayonets if blacksmiths and bayonet makers had a public union behind them. #debate" —Drew Carey

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