Okay, I caved. Many of you non-chiropractors out there wanted to be let in on some of the jokes. So for you, and probably some chiropractors out there, I am providing this addendum: The Vert Joke Decoder. I will attempt to explain the intended joke behind each cartoon, as well as what was going through my head at the time. Remember, Vert is a spine, and I am attempting to see the world from his eyes.
There are few different ways you can access these joke explanations:
Look for the icon next to the cartoons. You’ll find them while browsing through the Vert Library, or perusing its “Card Catalog.” Clicking on the icon will take you directly to the appropriate explanation page. Then, after you’ve finished laughing hysterically, click on your browser’s back button, or the cartoon itself, to get yourself back to where you were.
Or, for your convience, the jokes are indexed here. Click on the joke of your choice for its explanation.
[panel 3] …And you though an APPLLE a day kept the doctor away!
[panel 5] Taking films of the kids.
[panel 9] Vert admires the models.
[panel 11] Vert compliments his wife.
[panel 15] Spinal Biomechanics
[panel 16] Spinal Pickup Lines
[panel 17] “Bone Out of Place”
[panel 20] Spinal “Bedroom Talk”
[panel 21] Vert dozes off while watching the Rose Parade.
[panel 23] One Day in the Museum.
[panel 25] Some words of “Encouragement” from Verta.
[panel 27] Vert attempts to stay current with the literature.
[panel 28] “Humans in the closet”
[panel 32] Beyond X-ray markings.
[panel 39] Vert riding a bicycle.
[panel 40] Mae West, D.A.C.B.R.
[panel 42] Chiropractic Masturbation