GTPlanet vs. Wham! - 'Tis the Season To Be Whamful

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  1. Daniel

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    Last Christmas, I gave you my heart..

    We are nearing the anniversary of the passing of George Michael, one part of the famous pop duo Wham! alongside his singing partner Andrew Ridgeley. While Last Christmas has very little to do with the holiday itself, the song is religiously played every year as soon as decorations come out. Since 2010, GTPlanet has been running the annual 'contest' where the aim of the game is to avoid the song during November and December.

    Happy Whamming!


    General Rules and Guidelines:
    • Survive 2017 (i.e. 23:59.59 in your time zone) without listening to Last Christmas by Wham!
    • Post in this thread before December 1 to show your interest in being a 'participating member'.
    • Only the original song performed by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley counts. Remixes such as Whamnam Style or covers like the ones by Taylor Swift or Glee do not.
    • Hearing any part of the song counts as a whamming. If you are unsure of the song's origin, keep listening to find out if it's a Wham! version or a cover/remix.
    • GIFs, still images or muted video do not count.
    • When you hear the music, consider yourself whammed, out of the competition and on the Whammed User Log.
    • The Whammed User Log (WUL) is the younger, festive version of the BUL. It tells us when and how a member got Whammed. If you get whammed, post here and tag myself (@Daniel) so I get a notification and can promptly update it.
    • Do not post any links to the song in this thread without sufficient warning. This place is a safe haven.
    • While the rest of the site is free reign, keep in mind the site's rules regarding misleading (next bullet point)
    • You will not knowingly post any material that is false, misleading, or inaccurate.
    • If you play the link in the OP with any intention outside of refreshing your memory (i.e.playing it over Skype or PSN), you will be whammed if you hear it.
    Some tips to avoid the song:
    • Do not trust anyone.
    • Avoid shopping at department stores, clothing stores, supermarkets - anything that may have a radio playing.
    • If you must step outside, consider bringing noise-isolating earphones and play loud music on them to avoid any other songs.
    • Do not trust anyone.
    • Have your computer defaulted to 'mute' and make sure that your volume is off while opening any links.
    • Do not talk to any other GTPers using Skype, Facebook, Xbox Live or PlayStation Network. We are all evil and cannot be trusted, especially @Jordon.
    If you haven't yet head the song, just click on the video below to watch it before avoiding it until next year.

    Good luck everyone.

    You'll need it.

    GTPvW! 2010
    GTPvW! 2011
    GTPvW! 2012
    GTPvW! 2013
    GTPvW! 2014
    GTPvW! 2015
    GTPvW! 2016

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  2. Daniel

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    Original Participants List:
    1. @Daniel
    2. @Eva
    3. @Dennisch
    4. @Wiegert
    5. @SomePlayaDude
    6. @Jimlaad43
    7. @TS050
    8. @TB
    9. @Beeblebrox237
    10. @MrWaflz55
    11. @Obelisk
    12. @Joey D
    13. @Flex0r
    14. @Vic Reign93
    15. @Dylan
    16. @AudiMan2011
    17. @sar593
    18. @DK
    19. @Drex124
    20. @Kitten
    21. @RESHIRAM5
    22. @Spacegoat
    23. @BrandonW77
    24. @FireEmblem10
    25. @NP
    26. @Fallen_log
    27. @TripleA5
    28. @AOS-
    29. @Northstar
    30. @titleguy1
    31. @Ze Elephant
    32. @Keef
    33. @TheSpaceBear
    34. @adam46
    35. @Stephan
    36. @Apok
    37. @Mike458
    38. @Custom878
    39. @Man of Wheel
    40. @SlipZtrEm
    41. @TJ13
    42. @ProjectWHaT
    43. @Vert4848
    44. @Leadfoot530
    45. @JR98
    46. @CLowndes888
    47. @TwinTurbo LM
    48. @tbwhhs
    49. @nascarfan1400
    50. @GTFan24
    51. @Korza
    52. @edawg456
    53. @girabyt3
    54. @adamp93
    55. @Lilium
    56. @Qvale
    57. @DQuaN
    58. @Naveek Darkroom
    59. @XJ40
    60. @Conformation
    61. @Sir Tuddle
    62. @dice1998
    63. @The Stig Farmer
    64. @bluemoon_19
    65. @crooky369
    66. @Smurfybug
    67. @Obelisk's Dad
    68. @epic_apri_39
    69. @AlvaroF
    70. @RACECAR
    71. @Ken
    72. @m8h3r
    73. @Jakedog23
    74. @Gerarghini
    75. @AnthonyD1993
    76. @Casey
    77. @silverman_GT
    78. @miata13B
    79. @Sanji Himura
    80. @GT5Power
    81. @PinkKitty13
    82. @nowcontrol
    83. @wvmgmidget
    84. @TenEightyOne
    85. @Bealdor
    86. @Rallywagon
    87. @NW48
    88. @Dean
    89. @disinfected
    90. @SRV2LOW4ME
    91. @Tom
    92. @AJHG1000
    93. @GTP_Dutchy
    94. @ToyGTone
    95. @ThrasherDBS
    96. @Johnny1996
    97. @Driving Park
    98. @Cano
    99. @The Bman
    100. @Nismonath5
    101. @SonicCharmeleon
    102. @GTRacer22
    103. @Fastcarguy
    104. @Huks

    Whammed User Log (NZT):

    7/11 - @epic_apri_39 - Possibly the fastest Whamming we've had on GTPlanet. Epic's out just after he's in!
    9/11 - @Lilium - We're not even halfway through November and radio stations are already playing Christmas music. Get those earplugs and noise cancelling headphones, everyone!
    12/11 - @Mike458 - HAVE YOU LEARNED NOTHING?!? Trust no one, don't watch YouTube and TRUST. NO. ONE.
    15/11 - @Jordan - You might not have officially signed up, but warning everyone that you've been UberWhammed and (presumably) seeking revenge is the humane thing to do. Up your guard, people!
    19/11 - @Qvale - It really sucks that you got Whammed while vacuuming your car.
    21/11 - @crooky369 - Wham in the morning is an awful wake-up call.
    23/11 - @Casey - Eliminated thanks to his mother watching a clip on George Michael on TV. Earplus for next year, perhaps?
    26/11 - @adam46 - Double wham for Adam in the pub and in the car afterwards. Drink, Adam. Drink to forget.
    27/11 - @titleguy1 - Whammed at the mall with so called 'friends'. Are they friends if they let you get Whammed?
    27/11 - @Obelisk - Work whamming. Get a new job.
    27/11 - @Conformation - Freshly baked Wham.
    29/11 - @Jimlaad43 - Our pal Jimlaad sorely whammed without warning at University. The only option is to drop out to avoid next year.
    30/11 - @Daniel - Whammed as soon as Christmas music started at work. And then also whammed the next day. And then the day after. I have been whammed every day I've worked so far.
    01/12 - @DK - Last Christmas by Wham! Eat Fresh.
    01/12 - @adamp93 - In local news, Birmingham man Adam P. sues retailer Currys for emotional damages and PTSD after a delay causes a shock Whamming.
    01/12 - @nascarfan1400 - Snuck up on by a YouTube playlist. Always look before you leap, and never shuffle!
    02/12 - @AOS- - AOS has recently learned his job is a hostile work environment after hearing George Michael.
    03/12 - @Wiegert - Unconsentual Whamming is never okay. Always ask beforehand.
    03/12 - @GTP_Dutchy - Dutchy gave us a lovely reaction upon hearing Last Christmas.
    03/12 - @TenEightyOne - Last Christmas is so toxic that even an exposure lasting several seconds is fatal.
    04/12 - @Omnis - Whammed four times in a day. More than anyone else yet!
    04/12 - @RESHIRAM5 - Pokémon: Gotta Wham 'Em All!
    05/12 - @Smurfybug - Why would you even choose to have Wham on one of your own Spotify playlists?
    06/12 - @XJ40 - Double whammy in and outside the office. Use protective hearing.
    06/12 - @AudiMan2011 - Taken down by Moray Firth Radio. More like Moray Filth, amirite? (I'm sure I'm just recycling jokes from last year now).
    07/12 - @Vic Reign93 - After three years of avoiding the horrors of Last Christmas, our comrade Vic has fallen this year for the first time. Godspeed, Vic Reign.
    08/12 - @Obelisk's Dad - In other news, Obelisk has been disowned by his father.
    08/12 - @The Bman - George Michael: Dishonerably Discharged.
    08/12 - @TheSpaceBear - Spotify Premium: The Best Way to Avoid Last Christmas Ads. Only 99c for Three Months!
    09/12 - @Eva - Nowhere is safe. Not even Wham-free zones!
    09/12 - @GTRacer22 - Taken out alongside Eva by Nascarfan. Don't ever trust anyone.
    12/12 - @Ze Elephant - Breaking GTPlanet's two day wham-free streak, Elephant is eliminated by family who are unaware of this awful, awful game we all play.
    13/12 - @The Stig Farmer - I've never listened to Chris Evans outside of Top Gear, but after having watched Season 23, I can't understand why someone would want to listen to him voluntarily.
    14/12 - @DQuaN - May have been better to shave off your hair at home.
    14/12 - @TwinTurbo LM - Getting Whammed at the airport is just plane wrong.
    14/12 - @Nismonath5 - Sickeningly Whammed with an edited video from Vic Reign.
    15/12 - @SomePlayaDude - Good evening, my name is George Michael and I'll be your flight attendant for this Singapore to London-Heathrow flight.
    16/12 - @disinfected - Disinfected has considerate updated us his (at-the-time) live Whamming.
    16/12 - @CLowndes888 - The first and fourth tips of GTP vs. Wham is to not trust anyone. Especially family.
    17/12 - @Apok - Online shopping was created purely to avoid Last Christmas.
    Updated through post #346
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2017
  3. Eva

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  4. Dennisch

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    Me too. @Daniel

    This year should be doable for me to not being whammed.
     
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    Am down for this as always @Daniel

    I'm not letting "George infiltrating random ass camp in the middle of the Borneo rainforest" stand.
     
  7. Jimlaad43

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    Yeah! I'm in again. Hoping to survive for once.
     
  8. kikie

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    A yearly tradition.




    It's a trap. :D
     
  9. TS050

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    IN.

    I’ll survive this year.
     
  10. Eva

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    It'd mark a first for Toyota.
     
  11. TB

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    My name isn't in the second post yet. :grumpy:
     
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    blocked and reported
     
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  14. MisterWaffles

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    I'm in for the third year. Two strikes in a row so far, but this year will be my home run! Wham!
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017
  15. Obelisk

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    Count me in!
     
  16. Joey D

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    Why not, I'm in. All we get in Utah is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings Xmas.
     
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  18. TB

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    I'd rather be Whammed.
     
  19. Vic Reign93

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    As always, I’m going to be up for another round of GTP V Wham or better known as the Christmas Paranoia Simulator. :D

    I’m already on a hat trick and I’m gonna be aiming for the Qaud this year. :)
     
  20. Dylan

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    Sign me up! Third times the charm as they say.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2017
  21. AudiMan2011

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    Lets try this again for the 4th time hoping to survive just once. I'm in.

    Time to be suspicious of everyone on Discord.
     
  22. TB

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    Fixed.
     
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    I'm in, knowing my luck I'll get Whammed while browsing here on my phone.
     
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    Sign me up!
     
  26. Kitten

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    Throw me on the list. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

    Edit: If i didnt mention this thread to @Daniel, he would of completely forgot!
     
  27. RESHIRAM5

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    Bring it on :sly:

    This is going to be harder as I expect tribute songs to be played as well.
     
  28. Spacegoat

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    This time of year already!? :crazy:

    Count me in.
     
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