My favorite is when I associate an actor with a previous comedic role, and no matter how serious, or horrifying they are, I am laughing at them. Because, you know, they are so FUNNY. Always.
I tried to watch "Forbidden Planet" a while back, and couldn't even get through ten minutes. Every time Leslie Nielsen opened his mouth, I would collapse laughing. He was wonderful.
The opposite hurt my brain. I recently saw an old wartime movie which had a young Vincent Price cast in a comedic role. Same look, same voice, I just didn't trust him.
Vincent Price actually did comedy very well. He was one of the stars on the 70's TV show "The Hilarious House Of Frightenstein" reading funny poetry that he wrote himself. He was incredibly talented!
He definitely was. I love him in Laura
, where he's the charming Southern kept man with an allergy to work. And he was hilarious in Champagne for Caesar
, which is just a fantastic comedy no one has ever seen.
As for brain-hurty... my upper-level at work told me about a conversation she had with the head of marketing (a recently added position, by the way, which is its own brain-hurty topic). Our department had been working like furies to finish preparing a batch of new widgets that people in high places abruptly decided would be a brilliant way of making money. Turns out they didn't think to ask marketing. Marketing guy only found out about them when we were about a day or two from getting the factory started on them. He was, naturally, skeptical, since they aren't
a good idea, but no one listens to those of us who actually build the widgets. Or buy widgets in general. I roll my eyes at work so much and so often I'm amazed they haven't popped out.