History LargeHam / RealLife

11th Sep '17 5:35:40 AM jormis29
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* Donald Wolfit is an Ur-Example. He was roundly ridiculed in his time for his overblown Shakespearean acting, but he didn't leave this onstage. His angry rants and huge ego (deliberately hiring second-rate co-stars to focus attention on himself) made him the laughingstock of peers like Olivier and Gielgud. The play and movie ''The Dresser'' provide a fictionalized version of Wolfit.

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* Donald Wolfit is an Ur-Example. He was roundly ridiculed in his time for his overblown Shakespearean acting, but he didn't leave this onstage. His angry rants and huge ego (deliberately hiring second-rate co-stars to focus attention on himself) made him the laughingstock of peers like Olivier and Gielgud. The play and movie ''The Dresser'' ''Film/TheDresser'' provide a fictionalized version of Wolfit.
6th Aug '17 2:11:25 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Sport reporter and narrator Fernando Solabarrieta, who is known to ''cry'' and scream when he's hyperventilated. You want to see it? Check [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SYDeGlC2t8 this.]]
** Pedro Carcuro is another Chilean ham (and unsurprisingly, one with [[WorldOfHam Italian]] ancestry); he may be a bit low-key when compared to Solabarrieta, but gets extra point for still still hammy through at least 30 years. A good example is is absolutely EPIC celebration [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US9hD8TXICk of this very awesome goal]] in TheEighties [[note]](taking place in the clasification round for Spain 1982, in the Chile vs. Paraguay match in Asunción)[[/note]]; it was quite the MemeticMutation back then... [[NeverLiveItDown and still is.]]

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** Sport reporter and narrator Fernando Solabarrieta, who is known to ''cry'' and scream when he's hyperventilated. You Those who want to see it? Check it shall check [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SYDeGlC2t8 this.]]
** Pedro Carcuro is another Chilean ham (and unsurprisingly, one with [[WorldOfHam Italian]] ancestry); he may be a bit low-key when compared to Solabarrieta, but gets extra point for still still hammy through at least 30 years. A good example is is absolutely EPIC celebration [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US9hD8TXICk of this very awesome goal]] in TheEighties [[note]](taking place in 1981, during the clasification round for Spain 1982, in the Chile vs. Paraguay match in Asunción)[[/note]]; it was quite the MemeticMutation back then... [[NeverLiveItDown and still is.]]


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** Following the lead of Carcuro and Solabarrieta, sports narrator [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NI2BQn1CQg Claudio Palma]] is more than capable of hamming it up during matches.
15th Jul '17 6:25:29 PM WaterBlap
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** Creator/DonaldTrump: "I will be the GREATEST JOBS PRESIDENT GOD EVER CREATED!"
21st Jun '17 4:25:46 PM karstovich2
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* Sarmatism was a cultural movement popular in XVII-XVIII Century Poland and Lithuania. In theory, it was meant to emulate the customs of ancient Sarmatians, but in practice, it was like an exercise in creating a WorldOfHam. Heavy cavalry? Have them wear leopard skins and giant metal wings. A speech? Infuse it with so much [[AltumVidetur Gratuitous Latin]] there's hardly any Polish left, and don't forget to cry. Political protest? Fall to the ground, block the door with your body, rip your shirt and shout you'll let no one pass. Funeral? Doesn't count if there's no fully-armed Hussar riding into the church in full gallop and breaking his lance against the coffin stand, and ritual demolition of the dead man's insignia of office.

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* Sarmatism was a cultural movement popular in XVII-XVIII Century Poland among the nobility/gentry of 17th and Lithuania.18th century Poland-Lithuania. In theory, it was meant to emulate the customs of ancient Sarmatians, but in practice, it was like an exercise in creating a WorldOfHam. Heavy cavalry? Have them wear leopard skins and giant metal wings. A speech? Infuse it with so much [[AltumVidetur Gratuitous Latin]] there's hardly any Polish left, and don't forget to cry. Political protest? Fall to the ground, block the door with your body, rip your shirt and shout you'll let no one pass. Funeral? Doesn't count if there's no fully-armed Hussar riding into the church in full gallop and breaking his lance against the coffin stand, and ritual demolition of the dead man's insignia of office.
11th Jun '17 1:22:48 PM nombretomado
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** The press boxes of the stadiums in the 2006 [[TheWorldCup World Cup]] were open onto the field, which occasionally meant that the sound from one set of broadcasters was audible in the next box over. The ESPN box was right next to that of a Spanish network during one of Spain's matches. Whene Spain scored a goal, viewers in the US watching ESPN could hear the Spanish announcers in the next box going absolutely bananas...''for the next '''five minutes!'''''

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** The press boxes of the stadiums in the 2006 [[TheWorldCup [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup World Cup]] were open onto the field, which occasionally meant that the sound from one set of broadcasters was audible in the next box over. The ESPN box was right next to that of a Spanish network during one of Spain's matches. Whene Spain scored a goal, viewers in the US watching ESPN could hear the Spanish announcers in the next box going absolutely bananas...''for the next '''five minutes!'''''
20th May '17 5:47:12 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Pedro Carcuro is another Chilean ham; he may be a bit low-key when compared to Solabarrieta, but gets extra point for still still hammy through at least 30 years. A good example is is absolutely EPIC celebration [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-VZkhMjsCc of this very awesome goal]] in TheEighties [[note]](taking place in the clasification round for Spain 1982, in the Chile vs. Paraguay match in Asunción)[[/note]]; it was quite the MemeticMutation back then... [[NeverLiveItDown and still is.]]

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** Pedro Carcuro is another Chilean ham; ham (and unsurprisingly, one with [[WorldOfHam Italian]] ancestry); he may be a bit low-key when compared to Solabarrieta, but gets extra point for still still hammy through at least 30 years. A good example is is absolutely EPIC celebration [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-VZkhMjsCc com/watch?v=US9hD8TXICk of this very awesome goal]] in TheEighties [[note]](taking place in the clasification round for Spain 1982, in the Chile vs. Paraguay match in Asunción)[[/note]]; it was quite the MemeticMutation back then... [[NeverLiveItDown and still is.]]
7th May '17 10:55:13 AM staticat09
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* In general, politicians at rallies and campaigns tend to be Large Hams in order to win votes from enthusiastic supporters.
1st May '17 3:08:18 PM PhantomRider
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* Michael Buffer was famous for this. But his ham is nothing compared to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLDPFzw0Xu4 Lenne Hardt]].
** Impressive, but in his favour, Buffer had his ham ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Buffer#Trademark trademarked]]''. "'''[=LLLLLLLLLLLLLLet's=]''' ''get ready to'' '''RRRRRRRRUUUUMMMMMMMMBBBBBLLLLLLLLEEEEEE!'''"

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* Michael Buffer was is famous for this. But his ham is nothing compared to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLDPFzw0Xu4 Lenne Hardt]].
** Impressive, but in his favour, Buffer has had his ham ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Buffer#Trademark trademarked]]''. "'''[=LLLLLLLLLLLLLLet's=]''' ''get ready to'' '''RRRRRRRRUUUUMMMMMMMMBBBBBLLLLLLLLEEEEEE!'''"
11th Feb '17 7:25:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Rush Limbaugh's radio personality is often hammy, and he cheerfully spoofed it (and himself) in a mock "commercial" aired during the November 4, 1994 episode of the Late Show With David Letterman. Holding a ham, and hamming it up, he did a skit as himself hawking the product "Big Ass Ham!"
* ConspiracyTheorist, AlexJones, has become more famous over the years for his hammy speeches and tirades against the New World Order, more so than any real conspiracy's he claims to uncover.

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* Rush Limbaugh's Radio/RushLimbaugh's radio personality is often hammy, and he cheerfully spoofed it (and himself) in a mock "commercial" aired during the November 4, 1994 episode of the Late Show With David Letterman. Holding a ham, and hamming it up, he did a skit as himself hawking the product "Big Ass Ham!"
* ConspiracyTheorist, AlexJones, Radio/AlexJones, has become more famous over the years for his hammy speeches and tirades against the New World Order, more so than any real conspiracy's he claims to uncover.
6th Feb '17 8:19:36 PM karstovich2
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** Allegedly, he was hammy even when facing certain death. "SHOOT ME IN THE CHEST!"

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** Allegedly, he was hammy even when facing certain death. "SHOOT ME IN THE CHEST!"CHEST!" (Unfortunately for Mussolini, [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath they didn't]].)
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