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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — Another Look at BJ’s Epigrams: the writing behind the writing

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


As we were wrapping up production on our “Epigram Show” (Spinal Column Radio 169) the Chiropicker filed this article with some additional information to share regarding BJ’s Epigrams.  It’s funny how things work out, because much of what he found was information that I was finding out as the show was coming together.  The great thing is that not only do his findings further strengthen my own, but we both bring to the table additional information that supplement one another’s. — TL

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BJ Palmer’s mentor and friend, Elbert Hubbard — American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher

If “Nothing succeeds like Success” then Elbert Hubbard was the ideal candidate for BJ’s imitation. 

Hubbard owned Roycrofters, a fine maker of furniture and books. Each creation was a work of art. Roycrofter books were made of hand-cut paper and were renown for their wonderful artwork. Hubbard was a philosopher and authored many of the books himself. One in particular “A Message to Garcia” was a favorite of BJ’s who made it required reading of all his employees.

Another book published by Hubbard was entitled “Mottos: Being a Collection of Epigrams.” This book was a collection of cleaver quotations selected and penned by Hubbard.  A quick thumbing of the book reveals some oft-quoted BJ sayings such as “I love you because you love the things I love.” BJ changed the wording of this to reflect him and his Innate:

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Episode 169 — BJ Palmer Epigrams

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Title: BJ Palmer Epigrams

Episode Number: 169

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 11/01/13

Run Time: 178:50

Description:   BJ Palmer, the Developer of ChiropracTIC, is known for many things — one of which is the seemingly countless inspirational and THOT-provoking epigrams he scribed on the walls of the Palmer School of Chiropractic. In addition to impacting and encouraging all who read them, these quotes, in many ways described him… and worked to define him. Join Dr. Thomas Lamar for this very special episode of Spinal Column Radio in which he, along with Drs. Simon Senzon, Robert Borer, and Myron Brown — and of course, the ChiroPicker, Todd Waters — step back in time to discuss this fascinating characteristic associated with BJ of Davenport.

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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — Saving the Writing on the Wall: BJ’s Epigrams Gain New Life

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


You can imagine that as the ChiroPicker, my eyes are always open looking for cool vintage items that represent the history of chiropractic. Sometimes these items are not the dusty, old antiques you’d expect. Sometimes they are not even something you can hold — like stories.  For this particular Fresh Pick installment, and the couple that follow, I want to share some of these finds.

I love the story of Dr. Robert Borer’s search for BJ’s original epigrams.  Epigrams, of course, are pithy sayings or remarks that express an idea or concept in a cleaver and amusing way. To say that BJ had an affinity for them would be an understatement for sure.

Palmer Epigram wallUp to the year of BJ’s death the Palmer School of Chiropractic was covered with these thought-provoking quotes — from the bathroom walls to the sides of the buildings.

All free wall space was fair game.  “Get the Big Idea. All Else Follows” and “The Power that Made the Body, Heals the Body” are just two examples (more here).

However after BJ’s passing, his son David assumed the presidency of the school and had the epigrams painted over in favor of a fresh coat of paint. Most did not survive the Palmer College of Chiropractic’s facelift, but a few did.  One area where the “writing on the wall” still can be seen is on top of the D.D. Palmer Memorial Building (Up’E’nuf).  It was here that the epigrams were actually etched into the roof ledge walls — a technique that was certainly safe from the brush of paint.

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Spine Bites 027 — SCR Studio Tour

“Bite-sized nuggets of chiropractic goodness!”

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– Companion Video for Chiropractic Radio Episode 168

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Episode 168 — Dr. Joseph Strauss, Dr. Eric Plasker, and Station WHO

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Title: Dr. Joseph Strauss, Dr. Eric Plasker, and Station WHO

Episode Number: 168

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 10/10/13

Run Time: 220:16

Description:   Dr. Thomas Lamar is talking about Old Time Radio again!  Join him as he steps back in time to tune in chiropractic-radio-past to talk about the “other” radio station BJ Palmer is known for: Station WHO. Plus he empties the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Interview Vault to share two great interviews.  In the number one slot: Dr. Eric Plasker, author of the international best-selling 100 Year Lifestyle returns to share the keys to revolutionizing our patient education.  Then, in the number two slot:  Blue Books auTHOR, educaTOR, and long time chiropracTOR, Dr. Joe Strauss sits down to talk about drawing lines — demarcating between not only chiropractic and medicine, but chiropractic philosophy and Christianity.  At the half way point, Dr. Lamar gives an overview of his “Mission Possible” ChiroFEST 2013 experience and shares an interviewette he did with the well-known GMO Health-Risk Expert, Jeffery Smith. Plus, take a virtual “tour of the mind” through BJ’s first radio station: WOC; marvel at the POP; learn all about parachuting cats, and enjoy the radio stories of former President of the United States, Ronald “Dutch” Reagan — Palmer’s most remembered station employee.

(Interviews with Drs. Eric Plasker and Joseph Strauss recorded at the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend in Long Branch, New Jersey).

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at the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend.

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Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — WHO Radio

Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


My latest pick is a treasure trove of information about the early days of W-H-O Radio, Des Moines, Iowa.  

WHO Radio BuildingW-H-O was the second radio station purchased by the Developer of Chiropractic, BJ Palmer.  It is also where Dutch Reagan got his start in show business as a radio sports announcer.  After some motion pictures and a governorship, Ronald Reagan landed the gig as the 40th president of the United States. 

I found a compilation of newsletters bound in a book entitled “Our Home Office.”  The newsletters originated from Bankers Life Insurance company, the original owners of Station W-H-O. The book contained the very first issue of Our Home Office, published April 1, 1927, and then continued biweekly, through November 15, 1930.

Bankers Life president, Gerard Nollen, stated that the purpose of the newsletter was to “promote loyalty and enthusiasm” among his employees. I got the sense while reading through these newsletters that Nollen would have been a good person to work for and that he encouraged his team to use their talents. Continue reading



Chiro-Picker’s Fresh Pick — BJ Looking Back at Me in the Mirror
September 26, 2013, 12:30 am
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Updated Picker Imageby  Todd Waters, aka “The Chiro-Picker” – SpinalColumnRadio featured blogger


“You Never Know How Far Reaching….”

BJ Palmer 1I never EVER imagined that BECAUSE of this podcast, I’d meet “BJ Palmer.”  …Then again, I bet Todd Waters thought the same.

(By the way, this is Dr. Lamar stealing Todd’s corner of the website again… only because it’s the best place to share this).

Several some-odd-years-ago, when antique collector Todd Waters set his hands on the rare, 1931, recordings of the Developer broadcasting on the radio,

there was no way he could have possibly known that with a wig, a cigar, some period clothing, and the discovery of a hidden alter-ego: he was to become, in a way, the man whose voice was etched on the acetate records now in his possession. For staring back at him in the mirror was the very likeness of BJ.

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