Here's what you missed this morning in the Mainstreet Cafe.

Big Book of Stuff:

  • It's National Curmudgeons Day
  • Freethinkers Day
  • Puzzle Day
  • Seeing Eye Dog Day
  • Corn Chip Day.

Entertainment News:

  • A special reissue of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album comes out today.
  • Reggae Legend Jimmy Cliff will be featured in a Superbowl commercial singing the theme song to The Partridge Family.
  • This year's Budweiser commercial will feature a newborn Clydesdale.
  • Lucasfilms is pushing back the scheduled 3D release of Star Wars: Episodes 2 and 3 so they can instead focus on Episode 7.
  • Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep have been chosen as the perfect leading man and woman according to a Vanity Fair / 60 Minutes Survey.

Business News:

  • Hostess has picked the maker of Little Debbie as the lead bidder to buy its Drakes Cakes, which include Yodels.  No word yet who will get the Twinkies brand.
  • JCPenney has decided to bring back sales.  A year ago they decided to do away with such marketing schemes, but it never seemed to catch on with customers.
  • Toyota is back on top.  Toyota has dethroned General Motors as the world's top car maker.

Conversation Starters:

  • In Brazil, a tortoise missing since 1982 has turned up in a box in a storage room.  The vet figures it survived all those years by nibbling on termites and licking condensation.
  • Sounds like the Boy Scouts of America may announce as early as next week whether they'll lift the ban on gays in scouting.  Thirteen years ago, the Scouts took the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • In Pennsylvania, at Mahonoy Area High School the boys are now having to check out toilet paper from the office if they have to go #2.  Apparently, someone's been intentionally clogging the toilets.
  • North Korea is now part of Google maps.  Some "citizen cartographers" used Map Maker software and satellite images to piece the country together.
  • Researchers now think "urban heat" might be playing a role in climate change.  They think it may be remotely warming up winters in rural parts of Alaska, Canada and Siberia.
  • Researchers have determined the average phone user spends 13 hours a year waiting on hold.  That adds up to 43 days over the course of your lifetime.