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Dear Andrew W.K.,
What up, dude? Love your advice column, so I'm hoping you can help me here. I'm in college, and one of my classes has a big poster of that famous Leonardo da Vinci "Man" drawing with the naked dude in the circle with his arms out. I'm sure you've seen it.
Anyway, I realize it's a famous piece of art, but I don't particularly like this naked guy's junk staring at me all day. It's offensive and distracting for a classroom environment. It's just not appropriate to have some naked dude up on a wall when I'm trying to learn.
I'm sure you see where I'm coming from, so my question is, how do I get it removed? Do I just tell my teacher that staring at a naked man all day is distracting and gross? Or do I just ask her to take it down? Or do I take it down when no one is looking and throw it away? Or do I try talking to the dean about it? Or do I just cover it with a sticker or something? I don't really want to start trouble, I just don't feel like looking at this guy's junk anymore and I don't feel like I should have to. Am I stupid?
Fed Up And Grossed Out