As Spock once said, “Change is the essential process of all existence.”
Obviously, he was talking about giving Wilfred Laurier a Vulcan eyebrow wax.
Since Leonard Nimoy’s sad passing last week, thousands of Canadians have taken to “Spocking” their $5 bills by giving Wilfred Laurier a Star Trek makeover; the sharp eyebrows, the pointy ears, and of course, the Lloyd-Christmas-meets-Sons-of-Anarchy haircut.
Pictures have been popping up around social media the past few days and it has caused quite a stir about the legality of the artwork. But realistically, despite a bank spokesperson calling it “inappropriate” and citing a high risk of the bills being pulled from circulation and rejected by vendors, the act is not illegal and the RCMP does not appear to be pouncing on the case.
Spokeswoman Josianne Menard also said that the illustrations could interfere with the bill’s security features, but obviously she’s never heard of the Vulcan Nerve Pinch.
$5 may not be a lot of money, but it sure is our new favourite symbol of prosperity.
Cover image from: reddit.com