Oh! I Always Get Those Two Mixed Up!

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That's what I remember from Please Kill Me, phil.

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 2 August 2011 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Throw in Fernwood, too, bentelec.

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 2 August 2011 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just checked the first three albums right off the shelf--Adny on every one. (Underscoring something the aforementioned Frank Kogan pointed out recently: it would have taken me two seconds to reach over to my left and check the albums, but I instinctively checked Google first.)

clemenza, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also underscores that he is not famous enough/that fact is not important enough to insure that somebody would undo the spell-checkers hypercorrection so it ends up gets drowned out in the ethernet.

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 2 August 2011 00:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eileen Brennan and Ellen Burnstyn

Veronica Cartwright and Angela Cartwright

The Haunting of Hill House and The House on Haunted Hill-I know which is which, it's just the titles that momentarily get me.

MrDasher, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eileen Brennan and Ellen Burstyn

and then Ellen Barkin had to come along...

Michelangelo Matos and Marcello Carlin

Josefa, Tuesday, 2 August 2011 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

László Kovács (Hungarian-born cinematographer, key to "new Hollywood" films of the '70s) and Vilmos Zsigmond (Hungarian-born cinematographer, key to "new Hollywood" films of the '70s).

clemenza, Wednesday, 3 August 2011 00:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes. Also add Victor Laszlo, the character in Casablanca, and László Kovács, the alias Jean-Paul Belmondo uses in Breathless. Apparently the name László Kovács is like the John Smith of Hungary so there are probably a few more of them, but I don't know them so I don't mix them up.

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 01:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Marvin Hamlisch and Engelbert Humperdinck

it is a nine-dimensional exposure-based ** "fairy" faction (los blue jeans), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 01:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I got Ian Holm confused with another Brit TV drama actor bloke for years but I can't remember who, now. It may have been Jacobi!

Crazy Harry/Harry Hippie/Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

Dirty Mary / Crazy Larry / on the run from Dirty Harry / Stash the cash in the dash but my gun I did carry

generous loller at dollies (sic), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Marvin Hamlisch and Engelbert Humperdinck

Marvin Hamlisch and Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Barney Greengrass/Barney Google/Barney Fife

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dirty Mary / Crazy Larry / on the run from Dirty Harry / Stash the cash in the dash but my gun I did carry

forgot about this. thanks

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

raymond carver and chandler. i always figure it out before saying anything, but it often takes a second to double-check

future events are now current events (Z S), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also add Victor Laszlo, the character in Casablanca, and László Kovács, the alias Jean-Paul Belmondo uses in Breathless.

You could also probably throw in Ernest Laszlo, a cinematographer who was nominated eight times for an Academy Award through the '60s and '70s (winning for Ship of Fools). Truthfully, I wasn't even aware of him till I started checking into László Kovács earlier.

clemenza, Wednesday, 3 August 2011 02:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

DL and DG (posters to this very board, for those of you have no clue what I am on about)

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Monday, 8 August 2011 10:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

eden ahbez/ebn-ozn

Zingling Baby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 05:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

William Morris and William Blake.

jel --, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 13:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

DJ AM
DJ A-Trak

naus, Saturday, 27 August 2011 11:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

chupacabra/capybara

Agent Double O POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 September 2011 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

Pierre Boulez (composer)/Pierre Boulle (author of The Bridge Over the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes)/Pierre Boileau (co-author of novels made into Diabolique,Vertigo and Eyes Without a Face)

An Outcast From Time's Feast (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 9 October 2011 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

john woo and john yoo

mark s, Sunday, 9 October 2011 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Adlai Stevenson and Steven Adler

manic pixie fream girl (rip van wanko), Sunday, 9 October 2011 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Armenia
Serbia

(specifically owing to Serj Tankian, who I just discovered is actually Lebanese, rather than Armenian)

rustic italian flatbread, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 13:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Born in Lebanon but of Armenian heritage. (The "-ian" ending is a common feature of Armenian surnames.)

jaymc, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 13:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thank you for the clarification! The gas station man was listening to one of their albums this morning. I'm probably 12 years late, but I'm thinking about checking them out.

rustic italian flatbread, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 13:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thomas Wolfe and Tobias Wolff.

glumdalclitch, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I once wanted to make a crossword puzzle with

VIRGINIAWOOLF
THOMASWOLFE
TOBIASWOLFF
NAOMIWOLF

But the symmetry was off.

jaymc, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 14:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

mark s, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

They don't look anything alike, but for obvious reasons I'll mix up Kathy Bates and Kathy Baker--if I see either name anywhere, I'll have to stop for a couple of seconds to remember which is which.

clemenza, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 03:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kathy Bates and Kathy Burke!

mark s, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 09:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

trying to recall the canon of silent comedians, i repeatedly found myself reaching for ben nicholson when i meant ben turpin <-- this is actual senility kicking in though

mark s, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 09:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mike Leigh / Spike Lee.

dog latin, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 10:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've had the same Kathy Bates/Baker problem as Clemenza. I've never seen Misery, so for a long time I thought the doctor from Picket Fences plays the lead in it.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 11:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Patricia Richardson / Patricia Clarkson / the woman who died after skiing into a tree.

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 13:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dylan McDermott Mulroney

billy, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Patricia Richardson / Patricia Clarkson / the woman who died after skiing into a tree.

Skiing victim Natasha Richardson and Miranda Richardson, for me.

Ice Old Bee (jaymc), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kenneth Lonergan and Lodge Kerrigan

buzza, Thursday, 13 October 2011 04:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dangerous Liaisons / Steel Magnolias

heavy vibes at the estate sale (los blue jeans), Thursday, 13 October 2011 23:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

cheese and fonts

koogs, Friday, 14 October 2011 13:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kirsty Young and Kirsty Wark.

Madchen, Wednesday, 19 October 2011 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nicole Scherzinger / Kim Kardashian

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 19 October 2011 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kay Thompson/Kay Kendall

An Outcast From Time's Feast (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gordon Parks/Gordon Willis

Christopher Lee/Christopher Plummer

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

George Orwell
Orson Welles

(think a lot of people get these mixed up).

dog latin, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 08:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dangerous Liaisons \ Fatal Attraction

dog latin, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 08:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chuck Wepner/Jerry Quarry

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

When people talk about Hal Hartley, I have, prior to today, thought they were talking about Hal Sparks.

rustic italian flatbread, Wednesday, 2 November 2011 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gary Matthews, Garry Maddox. (At least I did in 1973.)

clemenza, Thursday, 3 November 2011 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink


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