In Other News: July 3, 2013

'In Other News' is Bustle's daily roundup of the stories, videos, and more media you might have missed.

You're not the only one noticing the bipolar weather of late. The UN has picked up on it, too, and released a report today confirming this has been the wildest decade of weather ever recorded. Just ask these confused employees at Wimbledon, racing to cover the court: "We thought it was bloody summer!"

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Headlining the 2013 Courage Conference—an event organized by Courage, a Roman Catholic organization promoting the "rejection" of homosexuality—is none other than Reverend Paul Scalia. As in, son of Antonin Scalia. As in, the apple that didn't fall far from the tree.

In other eye-rolling Republican news today, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (who should maybe consider a career switch to barista) was asked about immigration policy from a teary 16-year-old. Goodlatte responded that citizenship might be possible "for someone like you." Eh? What? Why? We don't think he was quoting Adele, just backtracking on his own ridiculousness.

Virginia governor Bob McDonnell (R) was once a strong candidate for the 2016 presidential election, but his star has fallen. And crashed. And burned a lot. After accusations of bribery, he's now been asked to resign.

40,000 words have been changed in the state of Washington to eliminate "sexist" language. Now "freshman" is "first-year student," "fisherman" is "fisher," "clergyman" is now "clergy"... and "manhole cover" is still "manhole cover." Some words are harder to replace.

When Lou Reed glowingly reviews your new album, you know things are going well. Well, except in this case, because sales of Kanye West's 'Yeezus' have reportedly fallen by 80 percent. It's only the second week of sales.

You need to watch the World's Best Wedding Toast:

The "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" stereotype is best portrayed by Zooey Deschanel in, well, everything she's been in. Here's a great account of what it feels like to actually be one.

Also, this happened. Remember Anna Chapman, Russian spy extraordinaire?

You'll be wanting to drink American beer tomorrow, because: patriotism. So here's a conclusive list of the top 36 American beers!

MTV is also doing its version of "Throwback Thursday" tomorrow, and will actually be a music television channel once more.

And if that's not your fancy, Jersey governor Chris Christie has put together a summer playlist for you, too. Yup, you read that right.


And you must have wondered what, in light of tomorrow, the science behind a perfect apple pie is. Well, wonder no more: here's a glorious, informational diagram that has already made us very hungry.

These dogs will be going mental tomorrow, because they're already the most patriotic dogs in America.