[Ads-l] Spocking - modifying a portrait to look like Star Trek's Spock

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 5 14:42:07 UTC 2015

Website: USAToday
Date: March 4, 2015
Article: Canada: 'Spocking' $5 notes not illegal, but illogical
Author: Kaja Whitehouse


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Canada's central bank is urging citizens to stop defacing their $5
notes in a tribute to deceased actor Leonard Nimoy.

In a trend dubbed "Spocking," Canadians have taken to drawing pointy
ears and tiled brows on top of Canada's seventh prime minister, Sir.
Wilfrid Laurier, to make him look like Mr. Spock, the half-Vulcan,
half-human Star Trek character made famous by Nimoy.

The "Spocking" trend has lead to Twitter hashtags #Spocking and
#Spockingfives along with pictures of people's various designs.
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Year: 2010
Book Title: Short Cuts: A Guide to Oaths, Ring Tones, Ransom Notes,
Famous Last Words, and Other Forms of Minimalist Communication
Authors: Alexander Humez, Nicholas Humez, Rob Flynn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Quote Page: 89
Database: Google Books Preview

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The current five-dollar bill features a portrait of Sir Wilfrid
Laurier, prime minister from 1896 to 1911, whose face looks remarkably
like that of Mr. Spock from Star Trek when augmented by d├ętournement
with bushy eyebrows and pointy ears, a practice known as "Spocking."
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