Things BoingBoing Is Trying To Teach Me, The Premises Of Which I Often Find Suspect

• copyright law is bad• fanfic is normal • aliens have landed • social-networking is bad • people who are really into Disneyland are normal • it's necessary to know Perl • seriously, the fanfic thing is freaking me out • the government is out to get me • all conservatives and conservative movements are evil because the government is out to get me • the bizarre is necessarily worthwhile • the only way to talk about technology is with a kind of brain-choking smugness