When faced with an overload of pat tripe, supreme idiocy, and dangerously inane demands, there are several ways you can respond, Members. Just to name a few, there is “Mercy,” “Uncle,” and “I plead the the fifth”. Best to remember, however: Mercy derives from the Middle Ages term for “price paid” and assumes that dues indeed get paid and mean you get something in return from said authority; crying Uncle has roots in an early 20th century joke; and pleading the fifth relies on a system of justice that is not only blind but is definitely not dressed in a flack jacket. All that not withstanding, the biggest inadequacy of preceding idioms is that they they roll off the tongue with a distinct lack bristle and grit. So this week member, “Fuckin A” should be your mettle reacto-exclamatory weigh-in of choice. After all, the term “profane” etymologically comes from “that which is before or outside the temple” and Fuckin A’s fortitude is a fine reminder that institutions aren’t the only place where moral compasses can be found.