I have no trouble with Cowboys and Indians. I know which is which. Ditto with Cops and Robbers. But for the life of me I can't keep straight who in the Middle East are Shiites and who are Sunnis. I know that Maliki is one or the other, and so is Iran, and that ISIS is allied with one sect or the other. Can someone suggest a method to help remember who's what? Given the similarity of the words Shiite and sh!t, maybe one way is to categorize (simply for purposes of remembering) who in the ME is sh!tty and who isn't (whether they are actually sh!t or not). I don't know what else to do.