– photo courtesy of facebook.com/CanadianDesign
As many of you know, Leonard Nimoy who played, “Mr. Spock” in the original 1960s series, “Star Trek”, passed on last week.
Recognition has flooded cyberspace, to be sure. And yet, some Canadians felt that a more terrestrial tribute was in order.
The above photo is that of a Canadian five dollar bill, where one would normally find a drawing of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Canada’s Prime Minister from 1896-1911. Some Canadians have taken to rearranging the five dollar Canuck buck to resemble Mr. Spock, or, “Spocking Fives” (cannot take credit for this moniker)!
Here is the ‘un-Spocked’ bill:
– photo courtesy of tiredofit.ca
According to the Bank of Canada, it is NOT illegal to distort or deface Canadian banknotes. Regardless, government officials are asking Canadians to refrain from doodling on the five dollar bills.
Interestingly enough, a new, polymer version of Canadian notes has been released over the past few years. These are quite the tender, don’t you think?
– photo courtesy of http://imgur.com/gallery
Plastic as to avoid tearing, and a “see-through” window providing even greater security for Spockless notes (oh, and counterfeiting, too of course)!
Dear, polite Canada; there isn’t a law against taking up a sharpie (pen) and Vulcanizing money, but the Government of Canada is respectfully asking you to please refrain from doing so. After all, what would Mr. Spock think? I’m quite certain he’d think this was all, “Most illogical”. Bless you Leonard Nimoy.