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A story about David Weber. I attended a book signing by him and after he gave his (very interesting) talk, I asked him to do me a favor. In his Honor Harrington books, he has a major character named "Rob S. Pierre," and I asked him not to do anything like that again. He said that he thought it was clever when he did it, but agreed it was a bad joke and promised he wouldn't do it again.
A young woman asked, "What was the joke?"
Weber said, "It's a play on the name 'Robespierre'."
"One of the movers and shakers of the French Revolution."
"What's the French Revolution?"
Everyone else just looked at her, and we clearly all thought "It's not worth trying to explain it to her."
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