Special Edition of NY Times Blankets Cities with Message of Hope & Change

Filed under: Culture Jamming and Reality Hacking, Publicity Stunts, Satire

From Steve Lambert and friends:

An elaborate prank Special Edition of The New York Times from The Yes Men, the Anti-Advertising Agency, CODEPINK, United for Peace and Justice, Not An Alternative, May First/People Link, Improv Everywhere, Evil Twin, Cultures of Resistance and thousands of volunteers was launched and revealed today:

Early this morning, commuters nationwide were delighted to find out that while they were sleeping, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had come to an end…

Here’s The New York Times’ take on the story; Gawker’s “Exclusive” outting of the pranksters, including details of the instructions to the volunteers; and, an article from the Herald Tribune.

Here are identical videos from hschweppes and zencube (traffic is heavy, so hopefully one of the links will work):