Randy Quaid has lost his God-damned mind. And like any good Hollywood type he has found a relatively attractive woman go lose it with him, and he is doing it all in a very public sort of way.
There weren't a whole lot of people who raised a whole lot of eyebrows when the Quaids - Randy and Evi - were arrested in Santa Barbara for living in and causing approximately $5000 in damage to a guest house that the previously owned yet still claimed was theirs. So, in other words, they were squatting in their former home, which is a no-no. They were brought up on felony vandalism charges and a date was set to appear in front of a judge. That day was last Monday, October 18. The Quaids didn't show up - which apparently isn't unusual for them - but where they ended up and the reasons they ended up there, now that's a story.
Local police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada arrested the couple on Thursday, October 21 because of the warrant that was put out for their arrest because they didn't show up for court, and US and Canadian authorities play nice with one another like that. So they arrest the Quaids and throw them in Canadian jail, where they promptly ask for political asylum.
Wait, what? Asylum? Like, they want to live in Canada now? Yep, that's right. They feel that they should be allowed to stay up north not because of all the trouble they are in in America, but because of a group called the "Hollywood Star Whackers" that is going to attempt to kill them.
I am not making this up, Company. They even held up a crazy-looking hand written note. They claim that someone in Hollywood is murdering its celebrities - like David Carradine and Heath Ledger - for ad sales, and for some reason they feel that Randy Quaid is still enough of a celebrity that he needs to "whacked." So the Canadians, because they are them, are going to hold a hearing on Thursday - like tomorrow - to see if they should be granted asylum or not.
Yep, Randy has lost it, and his wife has bought in hook, line, and sinker. It's a really, really bizarre turn on what has been a really, really bizarre sort of life after film. I don't even think that the writers down in Hollywood could have made this up. Squatting. Vandalism. Political Asylum. Canada. I just can't wrap my sickness addled mind around it. It just makes me shake my head. "Star Whackers." Oh Randy, whatever will we do with you?