Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lainey - The assistant at the border

New blind riddle from Lainey today -

The assistant at the border

This blind riddle is about a celebrity and his assistant, and what it might be like to work for a celebrity as an assistant. Some of the benefits? You get to be part of that culture and you’re surrounded by creativity – in this case, I guess – and you get to travel around the world. The downside? Sometimes, in travelling around the world, you’re asked to break the law. Not a big deal.
He flew to another country to start work on a new movie. His assistant came with him on the flight and he asked her to take his bags so he could save time. At customs they were curious as to why he didn’t have any luggage. And when he told them his belongings were with his assistant, they brought her in too. In his belongs – and remember she was the one transporting them – they found a few joints. Not a lot, and just for recreational use, and he certainly wasn’t dealing but you know the sh-t that can come down on your ass for taking drugs across a border, right? I don’t have to tell you this, right? They were detained for a couple of hours and the weed was confiscated, but in the end, they were released without drama, without incident. So they were lucky, or privileged, I can’t decide.
But the point is, that’s what’s asked of you as a celebrity assistant. If he wants you to carry his marijuana on your person, knowing that if you get busted, that could totally f-ck up your status, well, you do it anyway. Because you’re the subordinate and powerful and also because you’re so used to the special treatment he receives, you think it might extend to you. In this case, happily for her, it did. But it’s still a risk you have to be willing to take.
And as for the celebrity? I know people who feel bad just asking me for a ride to work, even though it’s on my way. They don’t want to be an inconvenience. When you’re famous? When you’re famous, sometimes you don’t even feel bad to ask an employee to hold your dope in violation of international law.

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14 comments:

Andrew said...

The only person I can think of is James Franco, but thats also cuz he's a favorite of mine. But he does have a female assistant, he has a stoner image (even tho he insists he doesn't smoke) and he's started filming The Interview today which is shooting in Canada (hence why Lainey might know about this), except I think he's in LA right now and he hasn't gone to Canada yet. Other than that it works.

Dana said...

I feel like this could be just about anyone. But, to get some ideas, here's an article...
http://www.businessinsider.com/celebrities-who-smoke-weed-2013-4?op=1

Based on this, and Lainey's dislike of them, I'm going to throw Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber out there as guesses.

tinamarie said...

I'm pretty sure this was about Craig Robinson from The Office. He was just busted in the Bahamas for pot and ecstasy.

FrenchGirl said...

It's too vague

@Andrew: maybe

Andrew said...

James Franco is in Vancouver. So this works for him.

But it is pretty vague.

Maddie L. said...

I think it's Franco. Look at the way she writes this "you’re surrounded by creativity – in this case, I guess –" ... Franco always insists he's so creative, and Lainey never buys it (neither do I!)

Becci Cutler said...

I feel maybe the 'ride to work' comment could be a reference to Justin Bieber getting carried by his bodyguards while travelling abroad. But I don't see Bieber as particularly creative..

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blurry vice said...

I think James Franco.

duffgrl said...

agree on Franco

MD1979 said...

Don't think it's Franco as he has consistently said he doesn't smoke, drink or do drugs. What about Seth Rogen? Huuuuuge stoner. Hangs out with Franco all the time - which could be the "creativity" reference.

DD said...

I heard something like this about Lil Wayne.

DD said...

I heard something like this about Lil Wayne.

carmen conners said...

I saw this blind a year ago and the best guess was Gael Garcia bernal.

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