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Comment author: Luke_G. 16 October 2007 12:52:15PM 7 points [-]

"Characters can be ignorant, but the author can't say the three magic words 'I don't know.'"

One funny exception to this is Mark Twain's "A Medieval Romance," which you can read here:

http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/1537/

Just scroll down and read the last three paragraphs.

In response to Applause Lights
Comment author: Luke_G. 11 September 2007 11:01:51PM 19 points [-]

Eliezer's nothing-but-applause-lights speech sounds strangely like every State of the Union address I've ever heard...