This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Kizyr » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:11 am

Hey, whammers! Here's the official score -- and remember, The Wham! Challenge is a pass/fail course. You either win, or you lose.
(BTW, still need results from Alunissage)

Results:
Kizyr FAILED
Jenner PASSED
Werefrog PASSED
Dark_Fairy INCOMPLETE (dropped out due to working in XMas Ground Zero - a.k.a. Hallmark)
Sonic# FAILED
WD RPG WD FAILED
parappa FAILED
jay_are FAILED
Alunissage INCOMPLETE
Shiva Indis PASSED
Kaiya-Sky PASSED
WhiteKnightLeo FAILED
Monde Luna PASSED
Hirox FAILED

So that's only 5 passed. Harder than it seems, huh?
Thanks for playing! KF
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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby phyco126 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:36 am

Ha. I had to youtube the song. Lucky me, I've been working and I don't listen to the radio. So I didn't hear it until I just youtubed it. Does that mean I passed to?
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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Kaiya-Sky » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:24 pm

I made it! I'm a little surprised since my work has the radio going, I had to listen to a bunch of Christmas songs, but not that one.

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Kizyr » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:11 am

Kaiya-Sky wrote:I made it! I'm a little surprised since my work has the radio going, I had to listen to a bunch of Christmas songs, but not that one.

Impressive! It is rather challenging. I updated the stats to reflect this. KF
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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Monde Luna » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:29 am

Somehow I survived! But I guess it could still happen before New Years.

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Hirox » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:58 am

I've been playing this challenge every year since this was posted...and I already lost this year...driving home from seeing Dr Strange and then WHAM! Ughhh.

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Sonic# » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:22 pm

^If you want to wait until after Thanksgiving, I think that honestly would give you a fair chance. <3
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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby jay_are » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:40 am

I haven't lost yet :D I will need Althena's help if I want to avoid this...

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Shiva Indis » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:29 am

I'm glad to see this thread revived. I think about this every year too, and I lost earlier this week. It was good to hear the original. A cover version seems to be increasingly popular over the last couple of years, but I don't think it compares all that favorably to WHAM!
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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Sonic# » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:07 am

I'm still going strong. I haven't heard it yet.
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"Than seyde Merlion, "Whethir lyke ye bettir the swerde othir the scawberde?" "I lyke bettir the swerde," seyde Arthure. "Ye ar the more unwyse, for the scawberde ys worth ten of the swerde; for whyles ye have the scawberde uppon you, ye shall lose no blood, be ye never so sore wounded. Therefore kepe well the scawberde allweyes with you." --- Le Morte Darthur, Sir Thomas Malory

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby jay_are » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:22 pm

I lost.
My mom called me to attend a guest, and the TV was on with this music. :(

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby GhaleonOne » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:29 am

I was listening to the a Pentatonix Christmas mix on Saturday on YouTube and it randomly played. Stupid YouTube.
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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Alunissage » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:32 pm

I still don't know what song this refers to. Go ignorance. :P

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Maus » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:59 am

I would have lost SO badly if I was here when this topic was made... haven't heard this song in LITERALLY three years now, though :P
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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby GhaleonOne » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:19 pm

I really wasn't sure either, Alun. I have my own Christmas music collection, so I rarely listen to radio, etc. But I've taken to listening to a few YouTube playlists this year to see if I want to buy some new songs, and it randomly came up. I recognized the song. I just never knew it was the infamous WHAM! song until saw the title.
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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Sonic# » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:46 pm

^ I find it really ingenious for this reason. It's just common enough that I must have heard it before, but it's just obscure enough that I had to learn a bit about the song first.

3 days to go. Still good. This is after several shopping outings, coffee shop visits, and lots of YouTube videos on bowling.
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"Than seyde Merlion, "Whethir lyke ye bettir the swerde othir the scawberde?" "I lyke bettir the swerde," seyde Arthure. "Ye ar the more unwyse, for the scawberde ys worth ten of the swerde; for whyles ye have the scawberde uppon you, ye shall lose no blood, be ye never so sore wounded. Therefore kepe well the scawberde allweyes with you." --- Le Morte Darthur, Sir Thomas Malory

"Just as you touch the energy of every life form you meet, so, too, will will their energy strengthen you. Fail to live up to your potential, and you will never win. " --- The Old Man at the End of Time

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Uncle Ramus » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:24 am

I heard two cover versions while I was out Christmas shopping today, but I didn't hear the original anywhere. Anyway, add me to the short list of people who actually like the original song!

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby jay_are » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:23 pm

Guys guis gaise gais.

All this time I thought this song was sung BY A WOMAN............ wtf?????
What kind of Mandela Effect is this?
I could have sworn this was a woman.

And guess what. He died.

My mom came to tell me the news, and im like WAIT, *searches for song since I already lost anyway*
Yeah, that one. You mean to tell me it was a guy all this time????????
She wanted to hear it. Again :(
I told her to stop cause I can't bear another listen of that song.
But now I feel bad I didn't grant her wish............. even though the radio plays it often xD

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Uncle Ramus » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:01 am

Just heard the news 10 minutes ago, thought I'd be the first to mention it here. Just WTF that was totally unexpected

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Re: This Christmas: The Wham! Challenge

Postby Alunissage » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:34 am

In the past five minutes, my brother in law mentioned that George Michael had died and sang a bit of Last Christmas, so I guess I've now heard it. Well, five or so words.


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