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

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 5 18:05:16 UTC 2015


> Canada's central bank is urging citizens to stop defacing their $5
> notes in a tribute to deceased actor Leonard Nimoy.
I can see it now.  "Got change for a Spock".

Tom Zurinskas,  Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 12.The need for truespel phonetics - http://justpaste.it/truespelnow 


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> Subject:      Spocking - modifying a portrait to look like Star Trek's Spock
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> Website: USAToday
> Date: March 4, 2015
> Article: Canada: 'Spocking' $5 notes not illegal, but illogical
> Author: Kaja Whitehouse
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> http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/03/04/spocking-fives-leonard-nimoy=
> -canada/24366807/
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> [Begin excerpt]
> 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.
> [End excerpt]
> 
> 
> 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
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> 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=E9tournement
> with bushy eyebrows and pointy ears, a practice known as "Spocking."
> [End excerpt]
> 
> Garson
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