Here's a weird kind of fame. Brady Redfearn sent me this reCAPTCHA he got recently when logging into his Live Journal page.
I use reCAPTCHA myself on the Contact me page. It's a cool project from CMU that uses user-power to type in unrecognizable words from scanned texts while discouraging robots and spammers.
I think I remember a Laporte in Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers. Maybe they're scanning that?