30 April 2004
Submitted by eve on Sun, 05/02/2004 - 7:35pm. Funny
"Generally 'take one for the team' implies taking one for your own team."
--One guy to another standing at the bar at The B-Cups' show.
(It's a (mostly) girl punk band. Not a lingerie fashion show.)
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Posted by Saint on Fri, 05/07/2004 - 10:33am.
You know Brad (the only male in the band) has quite the dream job, except for having to be called a B-Cup. Better than a D-Cup, I guess.
Posted by ParU on Mon, 05/03/2004 - 8:39pm.
As the in-house pedantic, I suppose it's my duty to explain the phrase 'take one for the team' for peegee and those other Europeans who don't understand baseball.
When a batter in baseball is hit by a pitch he gets an automatic 'free base' (doesn't have to hit any more pitches that turn). So it's 'good' for his team if he does that. But it really, really hurts (pitched balls are anywhere from 90 to 100+ miles per hour). And he can't do it 'deliberately' (step into the pitch), so he has to act as if it's an accident (which 99% of the time it is except when Roger Clemens is pitching and he tries to hit the batters). So taking one for the team usually implies doing something selfless for the 'betterment' of your teammates.
Make your own analogies for the male-female scenario.
It's Amino world without Chemists
Not that I'm a baseball fan...
Posted by Social Neanderthal on Wed, 05/05/2004 - 9:51am.
It is my understanding that The Katy Rocket [Roger Clemens] doesn't try to hit the batter. He either hits them or he doesn't, there is no try.

As for taking one for the team...Isn't that what happens when someone gets thrown under the bus?

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
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Roger Clemens or...
Posted by umrguy on Tue, 05/04/2004 - 8:15am.
if memory serves, Fernando Vina, formerly with the Cardinals, now with Detroit (?), who seems to have the ability to draw a fair number of HBPs (hit by pitch), more so than normal. But that could just be a perception. (Hey, one of my history teachers always insisted that "Perception is reality".)

And all I can think of is that "Wingman" commercial for one of those beers (Coors or Coors Lite, maybe? I dunno)...

-There's someone in my head, but it's not me.-
Posted by hypoxic on Tue, 05/04/2004 - 9:26am.
was coors Lite.

They had a cool song too. Here's the lyrics.
Posted by Apple on Tue, 05/04/2004 - 9:22am.
I prefer the Randy Johnson deodorant commercial.

It was
Posted by Penny on Tue, 05/04/2004 - 9:20am.
Budweiser. Makes me laugh every time.
Part of their "Real American Heroes" pitch. (Purposefully cheesy ads)
It was good...
Posted by ParU on Tue, 05/04/2004 - 7:42pm.
too. Here's to the Wingman!
Check six! (0.5 cool pts)
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by umrguy on Wed, 05/05/2004 - 7:31am.
I hate to disappoint Penny, but yeah, it was Coors Light (see hypoxic's post).

And ParU, "check six" is typically fighter pilot parlance (hah! big words!) for "look behind you to make sure there isn't somebody there who's going to shoot your a** off" (more or less). If you're looking for a particular movie or something for that quote, probably too numerous to count, I'd have to say...

-There's someone in my head, but it's not me.-
Half a cool pt...
Posted by ParU on Wed, 05/05/2004 - 7:42pm.
to the Rolla math guy...
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by umrguy on Wed, 05/05/2004 - 11:44pm.
Although CS is somewhat closely related to Math, math is not my strong point. As I like to say, "I used to be good at math, then I came to Rolla."

-There's someone in my head, but it's not me.-
Posted by ParU on Thu, 05/06/2004 - 6:19pm.
Hollerith guy....
It's Amino world without Chemists
Not Disappointed
Posted by Penny on Wed, 05/05/2004 - 11:29am.
I'm really not disappointed that advertising doesn't seem to work on me.
It's just pure amusement!

Although, it was Budlight's advertising I was thinking of.
Ahhh now see, I took that to
Posted by Carrie on Mon, 05/03/2004 - 1:26pm.
Ahhh now see, I took that to mean the one that takes the blame takes the fall while everybody else goes free.
Maybe he switched sides?
Posted by hypoxic on Mon, 05/03/2004 - 9:12am.
And played for the other team?
Posted by Matt on Sun, 05/02/2004 - 9:36pm.
Sounds to me like his "take one for the team" reference is what the boys in the frat house used to refer to as, "jumping on the hand grenade." The exact meaning of that is so quasi-misogynistic, I don't know that I can euphemize it here.

How the hell do you take one for the other team? Act in complete and utter selfishness? 's all I can imagine.
Altruistic... and fun!
Posted by Mike on Mon, 05/03/2004 - 9:25am.
How the hell do you take one for the other team?
Well, if you know your friend's all wrong for the girl he's talking to, you walk up, yell "back off, hussy, he's mine!" and then give him a deep tonsil-lickin' soul kiss.

Um, or so I'm guessing.

(*distraction link*)
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