The adventures of The Guy Who Just Started Paying Attention!
The Guy Who Just Started Paying Attention is easily freaked out and will feel overwhelmed by the sea of grammatically dubious, mountain-dew-soaked, dorito-stained Illuminati-style tinfoil floating around out there. Sorting through it all and developing the skills necessary to pay attention and remain sane is a frustrating and painful process, so -- tempting as it may be to condescend and insult, try to take care with The Guy Who Just Started Paying Attention, because we need him.
someone like a coworker of mine, longtime republican and then active teabagging supporter, who got off the crazy wagon last week ("these people are too much for me"). Once you break through to those people, it's like they're confronting an addiction and being forced to live in the real world at long last.