The bathetic question was posed at a press conference yesterday announcing the end of the ban on cell phones in schools. Random? Yes and no. The...query... was apparently inspired by a Fox News segment in which former NYPD detective Bo Dietl implied de Blasio's persistent tardiness was thanks to the fact that he was too busy smoking reefer to show up to work. Bo Dietl also stars in ads for Arby's. ("Let me show you where the back really is." - Bo Dietl.)

De Blasio gave the only answer he could, which was Nah, bro. [Paraphrased.]

"I haven’t smoked marijuana since I was at NYU,” he added.

If we're going to start asking these types of questions, it's important that we ask all of them: Have you ever snorted rock in a West Elm show room? Did you ever "ride the dark knight" on and/or away from the High Line? Which corner of the Susan B. Wagner Wing is best for shooting the smack breeze, and what is your favorite tapestry to eat on Angel Dust? Can I call you Mayor de Blaze-io, or are those days behind you?

The denial was made in the library of the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Brooklyn, surrounded by books and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, who did not comment on her own drug habits.