A breaking news update that has just reached BoFN Headquarters! Canadians are “Spocking” their $5 bills by drawing Leonard Nimoy‘s facial features over those of Wilfrid Laurier!
This is magnificent! Perhaps inspired by yesterday’s touching tribute to the pointy-eared one, there have been widespread reports of the polite-minded folks up north doing this.
Initially, these folks were buoyed by an announcement by the Canadian government that “Spocking” $5 bills was not illegal. Woohoo!
The trend has caught on so much that now the Bank of Canada has told Trekkies cool your jets!, please, and let’s stop doing this as much, please, because it’s a symbol of our country and national pride! (Most likely adding a very polite “sorry” at the end) Apparently drawing Spock on your bills also shortens the time that the bill is in circulation. But it’s still pretty awesome!
Fun fact: The BOFN’s Dave is a descendant of Canadian Prime Minister John A MacDonald… whose face is featured on the $10 bill, but doesn’t look Spocky enough.
You go, Canada!
Update: 3PM PST
They’re even doing it on the old-school 5’s, which were phased out years ago!