LONDON - Top political reporter Andy Market stunned Prime Minister Gordon Brown during a live conference by asking him if he took any kind of pills in order to help him get through the hectic day.
The British prime minister gave Market a stern look and instantly replied, "Of course not you blimey oaf."
Market then followed through by asking the prime minister if he was certain .
Prime Minister Brown looked directly at the reporter and asked, "Mr. Market, I have three questions for you. Are you stupid? Are you merely acting stupid? Or were you born stupid?"
Market replied that the answer was none of the three.
Gordon Brown shot back that 'none of the three' would not do and that he had to pick one of his three choices. Market remarked that he felt that Brown was trying to intimidate him.
Then the prime minister started laughing and yelled at Market that he was not merely trying to intimidate him but that he was succeeding at it.
The prime minister then told the group of reporters that he wanted to make it clear that he would not be answering anymore questions that he felt were stupid.
Alistair Critchton a reporter with The Bristol Bulletin Banner asked how one would know if one's question is stupid or not. Brown grinned and replied that if one even remotely thought that his question was stupid, then in all probability it probably was and for him not to even frickin' bother asking it.
The prime minister then told the assembled group that ignorant, baseless, asinine questions like Mr. Market's are precisely the types of questions that would make any other head of state resort to taking pills, drinking whiskey, or taking recreational drugs, if not hard core drugs.
Prime Minister Brown stated that if he had a pound [dollar U.S.] for every ludicrous, imbecilic, and moronic question he had ever been asked he would have enough money to fill Buckingham Palace.
In related news. The citizens of Liverpool recently voted overwhelmingly to rename Buckingham Palace. The Liverpudlians want the name changed to Beatles Palace in honor of the four Liverpool lads.