Once you find a community or ten that you like, this is such a weird and wonderful place for sharing absurdity and support and knowledge and fun and all of this good stuff. It never ceases to amaze me how widespread and how niche-y it manages to be all at once.
My real-world friends are, for the most part, almost exclusively moms. That's just how your social circle works a lot of times when you've got kids. Soccer moms, so to speak, and while I love them dearly they would never in a million years appreciate the hilarious absurdity of this. They wouldn't get it if I started talking about how, if you really think about it, the process behind something going viral is really amazing and OMG isn't the scope and speed of that such an awesome manifestation of how cool the internet really is?
They don't reflexively wince when I say "Paul Christoforo." They don't understand why I laughed and laughed and laughed when my son made his Gmail chat status "And then Jesus was all like ╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻".
If I start in about all of that stuff they just sort of ... smile and nod and act interested because they are awesome like that. But it's not really their thing. I love that there's a place full of people who get it.