On October 19, Twitter users are buzzing about the lighthearted speeches given by US President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Alfred Smith Dinner on Thursday night.
The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is a white tie charity fundraiser thrown by the Catholic Archdiocese of New York. Thursday night's Dinner saw President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Romney take some time off from their campaigns to mock themselves, each other and Joe Biden.
Among stand-out moments of the speeches, Romney, wearing a white tie, stated, "A campaign can require a lot of wardrobe changes -- blue jeans in the morning perhaps, suits for lunch fundraisers, a sport coat for dinner. But it's nice to finally relax and to wear what Ann and I wear around the house." Obama referenced the infamous Clint Eastwood stand-up routine at this year's Republican conference, stating "Everyone please take your seats. Otherwise Clint Eastwood will yell at them."
Also making the top ten trends on Twitter are appeals by Indonesian sports fans for English football club Manchester United to come and play in their country, and appeals to British-Irish boy band One Direction to visit India on tour.
Twitter users are also taking to the microblog to appeal for blood donations at Hotel Dieu in Bierut after a massive car bomb rocked the Lebanese capital.
The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on October 19 at 1:30 pm GMT are:
06. Aslan Yürekliyiz Takip Ederiz
07. Hotel Dieu
08. Al Smith
09. Cancer de Mama
10. Deliz Viernes