First the NY Times had to publish a correction about misstated references to The Hobbit, and now it's getting pilloried in parody form at The Final Edition, whose lead story is the demise of The Grey Lady ("THE NEW YORK TIMES, WORLD'S NEWSPAPER OF RECORD, CLOSES ITS DOORS FOREVER" and how the Times building is on fire "Owners May Have 'Torched' Building for Insurance Money"). There are also stories about canine date rape, NJ Governor Christie exploding, and even the Second Avenue Subway Bike Lane :

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pro-bicycle agenda reached a new high water mark today with the announcement that a cyclists-only lane is being added to the long-under-construction Second Avenue Subway. The memo, authored by Deputy Mayor for Communications Howard Wolfson, makes the case that creating the city’s first subterranean bike-lane will reduce bicycle accidents by up to 15 percent, while costing a mere $1.4 billion dollars and delaying the opening of the Second Avenue line by only ten to twenty years.

The Second Avenue Subway bike lane is the latest pro-biking measure proposed by transportation commissioner Jeanette Sadik-Khan. Since becoming Mayor, Bloomberg has closed much of Broadway to automobiles and has overseen the addition of 225 miles of bike lanes, many of them physically separated from the main flow of traffic. This has led to some backlash, most prominently regarding a dedicated bike lane on Prospect Park West which critics say prevents only a small number of deaths, compared to how much harder it is for Senator Charles Schumer’s wife to receive deliveries at her Prospect Park West apartment from FreshDirect, Crate and Barrel, Sherry-Lehman and Interflora.

The Final Edition's editor is Tony Hendra, a Brit who was "former editor of the National Lampoon, editor-in-chief of Spy Magazine, co-created Spitting Image and starred in This Is Spinal Tap." He appears as Times editor Bill Keller in this video:

The Last Timescast from The Final Edition on Vimeo.

Our favorite Photoshop is this one of Paul Krugman and many cats, but NY Times staffers aren't that into The Final Edition. Of course, the last time the NY Times was parodied, The Yes Men actually printed out editions for people.