The bump on the head of Broward County (FL) Coroner Dr. Joshua Perper has been explained.
A kind reader, "Lila," sent us the revelatory news link,
which is excerpted below:
Despite a slew of interviews, no one -- not even his own staff -- has asked about the unique shape of Perper's head.
He responded with a sense of humor rarely seen in his public persona.
"I am definitely not a member of the television's Coneheads," he said with a chuckle. "I always used to say I have extra brains that I could not accommodate in my head."
The story is told in pure Perper style: just the facts. He was dropped accidentally on his head by his aunt when he was a small child and a blood clot thickened part of his skull.
Dr. Perper sounds like a lovely man. He is of Romanian descent and is quite accomplished in his field.
We were fixin to email and/or call some of the newsrooms in South Florida to see if one of the newshounds would explain Dr. Perper's head lump to us. (Weekends are usually slow, with "skeleton crews" in the newsroom, and since none of the "big bosses" or p.r. flaks would likely be around, the chances of a news gathering professional actually speaking to a member of Bloggerville seemed optimum, though we were prepared to agree to go on "deep background" for the info.)
Now, since an enterprising reporter (or editor) managed to ask the question that has been on the lips of a waiting and watching world (thanks to the ongoing Anna Nicole Smith coverage) we can rest easy.
That is all.