Why the WSJ Is a Great Read (‘Yammer & Sickle’ Edition)

The Wall Street Journal, as is its wont, has featured some truly asymmetrical coverage of the Sochi Olympics this past week, largely compliments of its Yammer & Sickle microsite.

Representative sample:

Americans vs. Russian Doors: A Cold War That’s Heating Up

A Cold War Heats Up Between American Johnny Quinn and Russian Doors, and Other Dispatches From Sochi

The budding rivalry between Johnny Quinn and Russian doors Screen Shot 2014-02-12 at 12.56.22 AMtook a turn for the unhinged Monday when the U.S. bobsledder found himself stuck behind another one. And this time, it appears even he couldn’t break through it.

Two days after he smashed his way through a jammed bathroom door in the athletes’ village, Quinn tweeted a photo of himself stuck in an elevator, trying to pry the doors apart to no avail.

“No one is going to believe this,” the post said, “but we just got stuck in an elevator.” Quinn said he was with teammate Nick Cunningham and USA Bobsled technical director David Cripps. “Now we’re stuck in the elevator!” Cripps tweeted. “Can [Quinn] get us out?”

There was no immediate word on whether they got out or how long they were stuck. Quinn didn’t immediately respond to an email . . .

Things just get stranger from there.

It’s a hoot, as the Journal so often is.

 

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2 Responses to Why the WSJ Is a Great Read (‘Yammer & Sickle’ Edition)

  1. But do the trains run on time?

    Btw, Toronto Star columnist @cathalkelly is tweeting some hilarious stuff from Sochi.

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