As I got off the train at Penn Station Tuesday morning, still drowsy from the 1 hour commute, I heard “Free copies of the NY Times!” coming loudly from somewhere behind my left ear. I kept walking.
Two blocks later I caught a glimpse of the front page of the paper carried by the large, dark trenchcoat in front of me. Wait a second!
What I saw was this:
Naturally, as soon as I got to the office I did some Google searches. It took another 15 minutes for the first blog posts to hit.
Apparently a group of pranksters called The Yes Men recruited volunteers to pass out these FAKE papers!
That’ll teach me to ignore the word “Free.”