Saturday, February 17, 2007

Dr. Perper's head, explained


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.


Leigh said...

so glad this has been cleared up ...

Banjo Jones said...

that bump's gotten bigger as the week dragged; perhaps its size is affected by blood pressure and stress ... could you ask one of your medical sources?

Anonymous said...

Now that you have solved the mystery over the peculiar shape of Dr. Perper's head, could you please get to work on the story behind Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey's facial scar?

See "Tina Fey Scar Detective" at:

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Dr Perper's head is interesting to say the least. I think he looks like Gumby, damn it! LOL

rfeuer said...

I think this dude had his fuckin brain extracated. Is this where his skull went?