In 2003, give or take a year or so, a fellow grad student showed me this hilarious paper. I’m 85% sure it was in JOC and by one of the top dogs; I mean Katritzky or someone like that. It was usually long, even for a full paper. One of the paragraphs towards the end began with – and I’m paraphrasing now:
“If you have read this long, you must be one of my students.”
I haven’t been able to track it down since. Anyone?