Ben Hyde sends along this:
Stuck in the middle of the supplemental data, reporting the total workup for their compounds, was this gem:
Emma, please insert NMR data here! where are they? and for this compound, just make up an elemental analysis . . .
I’m reminded of our recent discussions of coauthorship, where I argued that I see real advantages to having multiple people taking responsibility for the result. Jay Verkuilen responded: “On the flipside of collaboration . . . is diffusion of responsibility, where everybody thinks someone else ‘has that problem’ and thus things don’t get solved.” That’s what seems to have happened (hilariously) here.