Go ahead and ask your boss, or your professor, and if they say "No," just do it, anyway. After all, everyone needs to get used to not working, and just collecting that free money that someone else is working for--after all, it's only fair.
Besides, if you don't work, you will need somebody's money. In the words of Karl Marx: "From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need."
After the election, if the person who put out that ad is elected, we will pretty much be having to abide by that creed.
October 28, 2008