A couple of days ago, Daniel Foster of National Review Online asked if Randy Quaid "was pulling a Joaquin Phoenix."
If that is what Quaid and his wife Evi are doing then they are going much further than Phoenix. All Phoenix did was act weird on Letterman and do bad hip-hop. Phoenix never had any infractions with the law. Whereas the Quaids have faced a litany of misdemeanors and one felony charge for burglary, are claiming to be the targets of assassins and are now seeking refugee status in Canada. If the Quaids are engaging in an elaborate act of performance art they are wasting the resources of both the American judicial system and Canada's immigration system. And if they aren't then G-d help them.