Canadians are “Spocking” $5 Bills, drawing Leonard Nimoy’s Face over Wilfrid Laurier’s

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!Spocking bills

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!Spocking 2

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!

vintage spocking

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15 Responses to Canadians are “Spocking” $5 Bills, drawing Leonard Nimoy’s Face over Wilfrid Laurier’s

  1. Liz says:

    crazy stuff reported here–thanks for keeping us up on current Canadian events, Dave! Just saw Spock on a billboard with the Vulcan hand signal thing and the only copy was “He Did.” What could he have been advertising? Very spocky, all of this.

  2. kerbey says:

    Well, well, you have PM blood in your veins, old boy? Who knew? I saw this money yesterday and forwarded it to my trekkie sister in law, who declared it “epic.” Very creative for an allegedly well-mannered people, defacing public property in the name of a dead Vulcan. The picture rather demands it, though.

    • Dave says:

      It really does. But I appreciate the creativity in seeing Spock directly from a Laurier portrait. It’s a link I never made, that’s for sure!

  3. Love this late breaking news.

  4. Lucky Wreck says:

    Wow! That first one looks remarkably similar to the actual Spock! And I loved seeing that fun fact about your famed ancestor! And, think it’s a good thing he wasn’t spooky enough! 🙂

    • Dave says:

      Isn’t that cool?!? My favorite anecdote about John A. MacDonald is that he was once drunk in the house of comments, and during a debate, vomited into a trash can. His next words: “I vomit not because of drink, but because I’m forced to listen to the rantings of my honorable opponent.”

      • Lucky Wreck says:

        Hahaaaa!! That is awesome! I would be very proud to be a descendent of anyone with that kind of wit!

        • Dave says:

          I know, I love it! Too bad the substance abuse also seems to have shown up a bit on that side of the family, but my immediate relatives are doing fine, so hopefully we got the good part of those genes! 🙂

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