Some topics bring out the most annoying traits in people. For instance, if you were on an airplane and could select which topic NOT to discuss with the stranger sitting next to you and your choices were: Monkeys, sandwiches, politics, or movies; I bet most people would opt to omit politics from the discussion. While most people can’t discuss monkeys without cracking a smile, political discussions usually result in arguments and are rarely worth having.
I realize that for any given topic one person is going to feel more passionately about it than the other, and one will be more knowledgeable. Any good, non-annoying person will sense when they’re the more passionate fan, and realize that liking something isn’t a competition or a medal of valor to be brandished and used to bludgeon someone over the head. It’s an opinion of yours and nothing more.
It’s great to love something way too much, but when you think that makes you cooler than someone you become annoying.
Here are some topics that tend to make people a little too eager to show their knowledge credibility on the topic.