Much thought goes into the sequencing of the cartoons in The Hotline for each term. My objective is to have as many people on campus “get” the joke as possible. Consequently, the timing of a joke within the term is important. A good example is panel 12, “Puberty.” This panel deals with Risser’s Sign, a radiographic marker of skeletal maturity seen along the iliac crests. The cartoon ran during week 10 — right about the time that term 3’s NRA II [Normal Radiographic Anatomy II] class was discussing pelvis X-rays, and term 1 had just discussed it in their FAB [Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics] case discussions. As far as the other students were concerned, if they didn’t remember it, maybe I prompted them to look it up!