Alleged Shaker Heights yearbook cover art obsenity puts the "F" in WTF?

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Here's one, striking a blow for yearbook nerds everywhere who tried to get a good prank by the unfortunate teacher assigned to overseeing the publication.

The cover artist for the Shaker Heights, Ohio, an outgoing senior, managed to slip an F-bomb into the illustration. Granted, you have to flip the book upside down to see it. And even then it's a bit like picking the sailboat out of the hallusion art posters that were all the rage a couple years ago.

But, there it is, in black and red glory. F-U-well, you get the idea.<.p>

You damn kids with your fancy art and authority-thwarting curses!

For their part, the scofflaw illustrator is all broken up about it, issuing a statement that says:

"I cannot begin to explain the miserable feeling I brought upon myself, when I betrayed the trust of all of you. I apologize for offending anyone and everyone. It is unfortunate that I did not recognize the big responsibility and honor given to me when asked to design the cover of the Shaker Heights yearbook. I offer my sincere apologies."

Uh-huh. Of course this clever youth has already graduated, so the "you" in this effing equation turns out to be the school, which is now offering "cosmetically altered" yearbooks for the three kids actually offended by this stunt. Bring in your book and they'll turn that eff-rown upside down with a Sharpie and a smile.

Come on, though! It's not like the kid got a yearbook photo taken without underwear on. That would be epic.

OK, youth of America. The bar has been raised and the authorities have their defenses up like a post-9-11 airport screening station. So what are you gonna do now to mark your place in yearbook history?

And, can you even see the errant eff?


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