I use that phrase a lot on this blog. And I thought that, for those not in the know, I should post the meaning behind it.
It is a New York sports chant, usually centered around ultimate frisbee playing, that originated somewhere in the nineties. It stand for, or translates into, "It's full contact ultimate or it's intensive care unit."
I learned it and adopted it from a show called Cheap Seats.
The show was on ESPN Classics for four seasons and they basically took the dumb, stupid, crappy ass things that ESPN has covered over the years (Spelling bees? Dog olympics? Lawnmower racing? Corporation CEO's and managers facing off in potato sack racing?) and they Mystery Science Theater-ed the crap out of them.
Cheap Seats was and still is what I believed to be the funniest show ever to appear on television. But, since it was hidden on a station that very few people have or go to for comedy shows, the show crashed and burned.
In this clip Ken Dobbins is the deeply obsessive captain of a New York ultimate frisbee team. Last year they made it to the finals and lost and now it's the next year and he's looking for revenge by berating his team ("THIS IS NOT A GAME, IT'S YOUR LIFE!!!") and obsessing over throwing a freakinng FRISBEE!!!
Remember, people, THIS IS NOT A BLOG, IT'S YOUR LIFE!
And it's fcu, it's icu!