Off The Cuff | Held in High Disregard

Some (tongue-in-cheek) reasons for not citing important, prior work.

"I figured if you're smart enough to read this paper, you already knew that!"

Gary Osowick, Taunton, Mass.

"The experiment is not repeatable."

Eva Barton, Ames, Iowa

"My work is so complete that the reference [pales] in contrast to mine."

Andres Romanowski, Buenos Aries, Argentina

"If it's old, foreign--or--old and foreign."

David Johnson, Bethesda, Md.

"They don't cite us either."

Robert Gieseler, Beverly Hills, Calif.

"Rain forest preservation through paper-saving."

Arie Gillon, Tel Aviv

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