Bad week for:
Hubris, after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie saw his approval rating plummet to a record low of 15 percent after he was photographed lounging with his family on a state beach that he had closed to the public over a budget impasse.
Modernity, after female reporters with bare shoulders and opentoed shoes were barred from entering the House of Representatives lobby because of a dress code ban on “inappropriate” attire.
Wildlife encounters, after a 19-year-old Colorado camp counselor sleeping outdoors woke up to “a crunching sound,” and found a black bear chomping on his head. “The crunching noise, I guess, was the teeth scraping against the skull,” said the teen, who punched the bear and escaped with minor injuries. ■