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Trendsburgh: What were people talking about online?

Written by Edgar Ramirez on .

Welcome to Trendsburgh! Every Monday-Friday at 5 p.m. (sometimes earlier), we'll give you a quick recap of what was trending on Twitter and/or Facebook here in the 'Burgh and U.S. throughout the day.

Today's trends: Monday, Oct. 10

Ambridge

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(Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette)

After Sunday's testy debate, all eyes were on Ambridge to see how Donald Trump would follow up his performance.

Chris Potter reports Trump did not back down on attacking Hillary Clinton, going as far as saying she was "overrated" and following up on his promise to put her in jail should he be elected president.

Trump even waved a Terrible Towel — though not everyone was a fan of that gesture, if you read our mentions on Twitter and Facebook.

This all happened after House Speaker Paul Ryan said he would not longer support or even campaign for Trump.

While Ryan did not say he was withdrawing his endorsement of Trump, some of the House members took it that way and angrily attacked him for effectively giving up the White House race.

To which Trump responded (via Twitter, of course): 

He later added this in a speech:

The RNC, meanwhile....

The Internet had all types of jokes and feelings about the debate. This, however, might be the winner (apart from Ken Bone, who gets his own entry further down)

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Crosby

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(Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

Looks like the Penguins will have to work extra hard to repeat as Stanley Cup champs.

The Penguins captain was diagnosed with a concussion today.

"It is what it is," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “Injuries are part of our game, and so part of the challenge is for us to help Sid get healthy as quickly as possible."

Some Internet reactions:

And one we can all agree on:

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Ken Bone

The real winner of the debate? Undecided voter Ken Bone.

He questioned Trump and Hillary on energy, asking, "What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs, while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job loss for fossil power plant workers?"

At first, the Internet was more interested in the red sweater Bone was wearing.

Once they found out *why* he was wearing it though, Bone became an instant online celebrity.

His Twitter following exploded overnight.

Expect to see that red sweater just about everywhere soon.

Hmm....how about it, Antonio Brown?

One writer however was not impressed (Warning: foul language used)

As for his new "stardom," Bone told The Washington Post:

  • “I find it very strange that I was one of the takeaways from the debate. I think there’s plenty of issues to talk about, but I’m happy to be able to put a positive spin on the political process, and keep people engaged when it seems so dreary at times.”

Alas, he's still undecided.

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Lochte

While you were watching the debate or something else, America's favorite Olympian to hate got engaged.

 

Memories forever!!! #thelochtes #LA

A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on

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Aladdin

Disney wants to show you Aladdin's world....in a live-action film. 

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