Your Daily Guide to Trending Topics

Every day there are some topics that are trending. Since many of them don’t make sense, we provide easy contextualization. Also, this way, you won’t actually have to know anything about anything.

Over at Google, the fifth trendingest thing of the day is “Lugar,” and it’s not about spitting phlegm balls. No, the story is about longtime Indiana Republican Senator Dick Lugar (heh), who was unseated after six terms Tuesday night by Tea Party-endorsed upstart Richard Mourdock. After losing his seat, 80-year-old Lugar released an epic rant about the state of partisanship and promptly tuned into Matlock.

Also on Google, after a strong and trendy showing yesterday, is John Travolta. The actor has now been accused by a second man of being a handsy gay; the second man said in his lawsuit that he has “substantial documentation and numerous witnesses regarding the substance of Travolta’s actions.” The lawsuit also alleges that Travolta has an eight-inch penis and unruly pubic hair, which is way more than we ever wanted to know.

Travolta’s also trending over at Yahoo!, but there’s serious news to be had as well: the passage of North Carolina’s Amendment 1, which added an amendment to the state’s constitution that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman, is a hot topic over on that site. Lest you think Yahoo! overly newsy, other trending topics include Brooke Shields (why was she walking with a cane?!), Christina Aguilera (the finale of The Voice was last night) and superstar Columbian prostitute Dania Suarez.

Even more inane is what’s getting #hashtags over at Twitter, including the very important #QuestionsIHateBeingAsked. Check out the highlights below.

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