Author Topic: Whamageddon 2020  (Read 4289 times)

Whamageddon 2020
« on: November 25, 2020, 10:10:10 am »
You know the rules: you're out of the game if you hear Wham's 1984 festive lament "Last Christmas" at any time from the start of December until 2359 on Christmas Eve.  Cover versions are safe, and there are many (thankfully the Crazy Frog version is rarely played).

Top tips: don't listen to the radio, unless it's R3 or R4.  Do all your Christmas shopping on the Internet.  Have food delivered. Stick to Wetherspoons pubs, assuming they still eschew piped music.  Hide under the duvet until Christmas Day.

Post below when you're "out".

And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2020, 03:00:56 pm »
This should be an easy one, on account of teh coronalurgi rulez...

Unless whambombing of Zoom meetings becomes a thing, I suppose.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

T42

  • *** fool in a hurry
Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2020, 03:12:13 pm »
Don't think I've ever heard it. Hang on... 
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2020, 03:28:36 pm »
Don't think I've ever heard it. Hang on...
You are free to familiarise yourself with it before Dec 1.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Basil

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Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2020, 05:18:18 pm »
I've not heard any festive music this year, and I can't see how I would. Not going to pubs or shopping centres. Not listening to music radio.
So unless Noddy comes and knocks on my door to tell me it's Christmas, I reckon I'm pretty safe.
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And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2020, 08:31:48 pm »
That's what everyone thinks...until they get Whammed.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

TimC

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Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2020, 12:40:47 am »
This should be an easy one, on account of teh coronalurgi rulez...

Unless whambombing of Zoom meetings becomes a thing, I suppose.

New game!

Karla

  • car(e) free
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Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2020, 12:47:03 am »
The temptation to play it over a company WebEx while muting my own volume ...

Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2020, 08:35:09 am »
I'm out (Wednesday).  >:(

EDIT

Oh no, just re-read Teh Roolz...

I suspect I'll be back out on Tuesday, though.

Wowbagger

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Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2020, 12:36:07 pm »
Don't think I've ever heard it. Hang on...

Neither have I. I watch this drama unfold every year in a state of total bemusement.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

T42

  • *** fool in a hurry
Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2020, 03:32:42 pm »
Don't think I've ever heard it. Hang on...
You are free to familiarise yourself with it before Dec 1.

Well I did, but I've already forgotten what it was.  No, don't remind me...
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2020, 08:42:46 pm »
I'm in Whamhalla now.  It was a trailer for another programme  >:(
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2020, 08:57:21 pm »
I’m out

Ruthie

  • Her Majester
Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2020, 08:59:12 pm »
Some git put the radio on at work.  Bah.
Milk please, no sugar.

Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2020, 10:55:31 pm »
Survived an emergency visit to B&Q. They were playing some kind of Disney soundtrack.

Jaded

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Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2020, 11:46:12 pm »
2359.

I hope to win as I don’t think I’ll be alive then.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2020, 03:29:52 pm »
I'm out. It's all the plasterers' fault (they're working in another room with the radio on). :'(

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2020, 07:07:43 pm »
Survived an emergency visit to B&Q. They were playing some kind of Disney soundtrack.

Cripes, hadn't thought about that.  I went to Wickes yesterday in search of plywood, but luckily the general ambience of can't-be-arsedness about the place extended to a lack of music.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

FifeingEejit

  • Not Small
Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2020, 07:23:57 pm »
I'm hoping my plan of listening to only Scala and Classic FM, avoiding as many shops as possible and not having any Wham on my PC or other music playing devices will help in the quest to remain unwhamed.

Although a quick google suggests that first component of my risk reduction strategy might be faulty "What if WHAM wrote...."

Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2020, 09:35:58 am »
Sainsbury's are playing festive music rather than the usual diet of crappy footballer-voiced adverts and Covid warnings.  So you could get Whammed in there.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2020, 09:49:45 am »
Survived an emergency visit to B&Q. They were playing some kind of Disney soundtrack.

Cripes, hadn't thought about that.  I went to Wickes yesterday in search of plywood, but luckily the general ambience of can't-be-arsedness about the place extended to a lack of music.

Ah its not just me then.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2020, 10:52:47 am »
B&Q have been playing good music in my local branch (Uttoxeter), whenever I've been in there recently.

Tesco, on the other hand...  :sick:

Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2020, 11:51:57 am »
Survived an emergency visit to B&Q. They were playing some kind of Disney soundtrack.

Cripes, hadn't thought about that.  I went to Wickes yesterday in search of plywood, but luckily the general ambience of can't-be-arsedness about the place extended to a lack of music.

Ah its not just me then.
My sister (a big Wickes fan) describes it as "the pikey's B&Q".
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
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Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2020, 07:07:23 pm »
I'm out.
Mrs B was watching a DVD.  I wandered in. Some sort of NY shopping scene. 
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And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Re: Whamageddon 2020
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2020, 07:21:26 pm »
I'm out. I'm usually safe in shops because I play radio 4 extra or audible on my headphone and don't hear what they are playing, but today Rachel (my niephew) and I rode the tandem up to the co op and I was in a bit of a hurry so I didn't bother with the headphones. I may have been out last friday, as I head the beginning chords, but then got distracted so I don't know if it was the original or not.
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^ This woman knows what she's talking about.