(AlterNet) — Anyone tuning into the Republican debate in Florida on Thursday night expecting the kind of exciting fireworks of the last debate might have been disappointed. Not a peep about anyone’s penis or hand size, short stature, tendency to sweat, or dishonest business practices, and no Ted Cruz telling Donald to stop interrupting and breathe. The four Republican candidates still standing seemed to have made a collective decision to be civil to one another, act more serious and debate actual issues. And yet still, they managed to spout a fair amount of alarming nonsense.
Here are nine notably absurd and jarring moments from the debate.
1. Donald Trump made a point of telling everyone he has watched the Democratic debates about highfalutin’ things like Social Security and it is soooooo boring. (Not exciting like his favorite shows, “Survivor” and “The Apprentice” and “The Bachelor.”)