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Anything But a Two-Bit Actor

With the death of actor Leonard Nimoy, “Spock” from Star Trek, come pleas from the Bank of Canada to please stop “Spocking” the Canadian $5 note. Trek fans are using markers to add Spock’s distinctive hair cut, eyebrows, and ears to the portrait of Wilfrid Laurier, Canada’s seventh prime minister. The result is a good likeness of the Vulcan character. “It is not illegal to write or make other markings on bank notes,” confirms a bank spokeswoman. But, she says, it still “should not be done. Writing on a bank note may interfere with the security features and reduces its lifespan.” (RC/Toronto Sun) ...No way: such artwork helps the bill to live long and prosper.
Original Publication Date: 08 March 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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