'Tis the Season of Whamming Vs GTPlanet

Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by TJ13, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. TJ13

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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 2018 (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 (@TJ13 ) 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
    GTPvW! 2017

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    Last edited: Oct 26, 2018
  2. TJ13

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    Original Participants List:
    1. @TJ13
    2. @edawg456
    3. @Nismonath5
    4. @Obelisk
    5. @Obelisk Dad
    6. @Vic Reign93
    7. @Spacegoat
    8. @Naveek Darkroom
    9. @Dylan
    10. @Casey
    11. @FireEmblem10
    12. @TheNuvolari
    13. @SomePlayaDude
    14. @Stephan
    15. @polysmut
    16. @Doomotron
    17. @bjl23
    18. @DK
    19. @Carbon_6
    20. @Dean
    21. @AlvaroF
    22. @JR98
    23. @PinkKitty13
    24. @AudiMan2011
    25. @adamp93
    26. @Driving Park
    27. @Kitten
    28. @m8h3r
    29. @MrWaflz55
    30. @Jimlaad43
    31. @Victoria H
    32. @RESHIRAM5
    33. @DQuaN
    34. @The Bman
    35. @XJ40
    36. @GTP_Dutchy
    37. @Carbonox
    38. @silverman_GT
    39. @CLowndes888
    40. @Leadfoot530
    41. @Tom
    42. @Swagger897
    43. @Mike458
    44. @TeamCZRRacing
    45. @Flex0r
    46. @girabyt3
    47. @Saur
    48. @Bealdor


    Whammed User Log (NZT):

    11/12 - @edawg456 - May have been better to stay single.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2018 at 4:40 PM
  3. edawg456

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    I'm in.
     
  4. TB

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    I'm not doing this again. :D



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  6. Jimlaad43

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    And don't we usually wait for November???
     
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  7. Shaun

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    This is what I dropped by to ask.
     
  8. Daniel

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    I usually start the thread around the start of November.

    Having said that, we've had GTPvW for eight years and (with the generous help of @TB ) I've hosted seven of them. I'm happy to pass on the torch if you're up for it, @TJ13. :tup:
     
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  9. Nismonath5

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    I'm in and ready to not listen to that song for a whole month!!! (And avoid all of @Vic Reign93's YouTube vids) ;)
     
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  10. daan

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    Welcome to the time of year when GTP gets ruined.
     
  11. TB

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    I have no problem with someone else running the show. My problem lies in the (assumed) fact that it doesn't sound like TJ asked if 1) you were going to run it or 2) if he could. He appears to have just assumed the mantle.
     
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  12. TJ13

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    Well last year I think @Daniel was struggling to keep up and needed the help of @TB more and more and I think even mentioned it. So I figured that I would take it for this year and to start it early.
    As I already heard Christmas music last few days. :banghead:
    So I will take it this year @Daniel and let the whamming begin.
     
  13. Obelisk

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    Count me and my father in again.

    Although, TJ, where is the link to the 2017 thread in the OP?
     
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  14. Vic Reign93

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    Well it was a case of misery loves company as I was already out by then. :D

    And it kinda goes without saying, but i’m also in for another round of GTP V Wham!. :tup:
     
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  15. Spacegoat

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    Feels like this comes around quicker every year.

    Anyway, count me in.
     
  16. Naveek Darkroom

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    @TJ13, I volunteer as tribute.
     
  17. Dylan

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    I'm ready for another round after winning last year.
    Watch me be out within a week.
     
  18. Casey

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    I'm in again. :nervous:
     
  19. FireEmblem10

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    Five years of hardcore mode still going strong, not gonna stop but have stopped actively trying to avoid it.
     
  20. TJ13

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    Updated to this post.
    As long as Internet doesn't go on the fritz again.
     
  21. HenrySwanson

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    It's not humanly possible surely....
     
  22. Northstar

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    As someone who has accepted Deadpool as their lord and savior, I can no longer participate in this game as it is sacrilegious to vilify the psalms of Saint George Michael.
     
  23. TheNuvolari

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    Never ever heard Wham a single time here. Perhaps this year the row will end.

    I would like to take a part, please. Count me in.
     
  24. SomePlayaDude

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    I'm not going to the UK for the winter holidays this year. Definitely got this in the bag.

    Prove me wrong.
    (Just a fancy way of saying I'm in it once again)
     
  25. Stephan

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    Count me in.

    Time to make this 2-0.
     
  26. polysmut

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    Yeah. I'll do it.
     
  27. TJ13

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    Post updated as of here.
    :tup:
     
  28. polysmut

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    @TJ13, I think "Obelisk's Dad" has had his own entry in at least one previous list of participants.
     
  29. Obelisk

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    Yep, two years in a row.
     
  30. kikie

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    Last Christmas I gave you my heart
    But the very next day you gave it away
    This year, to save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special

    Last Christmas I gave you my heart
    But the very next day you gave it away
    This year, to save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special

    Once bitten and twice shy
    I keep my distance, but you still catch my eye
    Tell me baby, do you recognize me?

    Well, it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me
    "Merry Christmas" I wrapped it up and sent it
    With a note saying "I love you", I meant it
    Now I know what a fool I've been


    :D