Tribute of the Day: Fans Honor Leonard Nimoy By ‘Spocking’ Canadian Currency

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Canadians and Trekkies have been “Spocking” their five-dollar bills for years, but since Leonard Nimoy’s death there’s a been a surge in people sharing the defaced bills online to pay tribute.

Last week the Canadian Design Resource (CDR) Twitter account encouraged its followers to scribble on former Canadian Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s face to honor Nimoy.



There’s a community on Facebook called “SpockingYourFives” which explains the origins which is says are “shrouded in secrecy.”

Many years ago, some clever individual whos name has no doubt been forgotten in the annals of time noticed that Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s portrait on the Canadian five-dollar bill looked remarkably like a certain famous Vulcan. And thus the Spock five was born. With the advent of the new Canadian five-dollar bill, Laurier looks even more like Leonard Nimoy, ensuring the Spock five has a long and prosperous future.

With the increased attention towards “Spocking,” the Bank of Canada has come out saying that the practice is actually perfectly legal, but they still don’t want you to do it.

“The Bank of Canada feels that writing and markings on bank notes are inappropriate as they are a symbol of our country and a source of national pride,” bank spokeswoman Josianne Menard told theCBC.

Captain Kirk approves:



Images Via: Twitter/CDR

Gif of the Day: Riker Chases an Ensign

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A new Riker meme? Make it so.

To mark the Blu-ray release of the seventh season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation," the Internet has been treated to a new gag reel, thanks to Uproxx.

While watching Captain Picard curse about getting his foot stepped on by Doctor Beverly Crusher is pretty great, this outtake with Jonathan Frakes, as Commander William Riker, is the real winner here.

The real loser here: Tracy.

You can watch the whole thing below:

Last Laugh of the Day: City Councilman Resigns With a Letter Written in Klingon

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Now this is how you leave a job! David Waddell recently resigned from his position as a city councilman in Indian Trail, North Carolina after he had questions regarding the mishandling of some public record requests.

Waddell told the Charlotte Observer that his fellow board members didn't really know what to think of him, so he decided to pull this stunt and have the last laugh. Indian Trail's mayor, however, did not find it as amusing. Mayor Michael Alvarez called the letter childish and embarrassing. He obviously doesn't understand the ways of the Klingon.

DIY Craftsmanship of the Day: NERF Vulcan Sentry Gun

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Check out this awesome NERF Vulcan sentry gun built by YouTuber BrittLiv! Wanna make your own? Take a look at the original design by Bob Rudolph on Instructable!

Star Trek Casting News of the Day

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Star Trek Casting News of the Day: It seems Benedict Cumberbatch won't be content until he's in every awesome thing ever.

The impossibly British thespian, who is already both Sherlock Holmes and Smaug The Dragon, has just been cast as the main villain in the upcoming sequel to J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot.

Deadline, which broke the news, could not say whether GQ U