Pop-Ed: When Casey Affleck announced Joaquin Phoenix's career transformation was fake, it was like when Adam Lambert finally came out of the closet to Rolling Stone. No duh.

It was like the the longest bad joke in history, and no one even seemed to care anymore, until Casey Affleck's trailer for 'I'm Still Here' was released a few weeks ago. Now, after it's opening weekend and all the bizarre events leading up to this moment, the movie couldn't even crack $1 million, and Affleck wants us to believe this was the "performance of his career." Maybe it was.

This might go down as the worst career move an actor could ever make -- next to starring in a Carrot Top movie -- or it could mean Joaquin Phoenix is a genius and our modern day Andy Kaufman.