Thursday, August 2, 2012

Former Atlantan helps WSJ pull off its hilarious Olympics 'coverage'

Posted By on Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Rather than pay (roughly) a gazillion dollars to cover the olympics, then wait until primetime to publish video of the biggest moments, the Wall Street Journal recruited a former Atlantan and current Big Apple prop and set stylist to execute a more creative and decidedly less expensive method of keeping their readers informed about the goings on in London. At the risk of spoiling what you're about to watch — much like every Olympic event has been spoiled before you've had a chance to watch it — it involves clothespins, pipe cleaners, mini pompoms, and lots of glue ...

Amy Tayor, who — full disclosure — is a friend of mine, gets top billing in the credits for creating the sets and puppets with hilarious, arts-and-craftsy flair. This one, depicting a certain infamous ladies badminton match, is great, too ...

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