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Amazon and Square make us rich.

My two biggest holdings (and hence, biggest recommendations) — Amazon and Square — did magic today.

Amazon leapt (leaped?) $40, nearing $2,000 again.

Amazon is my biggest holding. It’s done well. Here’s the past two years

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I think it’s going higher, much higher.

This afternoon I emailed Jeff Bezos begging him to make an Alexa powered TV remote. I’m sick of searching for my remote, when all I want is to mute the irksome ads.

In celebration of Alexa, please play this:

Square (SQ) just got upgraded by everybody and their uncle — on TV and off TV. Everyone argued Square was disrupting the finance biz.

It’s also done super-well over the last two years:


In the world of Square-fawners, this is one of the better pieces. It’s from Fast Company.

Square in Fast Company

11 Probiotic foods that are super healthy.

In short, you don’t need a dietary supplement. Just eat some of these:

+ Yogurt
+ Kefir
+ Sauerkraut
+ Tempeh
+ Kimcihi
+ Miso
+ Kombucha
+ Pickles
+ Traditional buttermilk (the leftover liquid from making butter)
+ Natto
+ Some cheese, including Gouda, mozzarella, cheddar and cottage cheese

From HealthLine here.

Stuff they say in court. 

ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.

ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.

ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He’s 20, very close to your IQ.

ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid.

ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?


ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I’m going with male.

ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.

ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.

Harry Newton.

An essay on dentistry. 

Years ago, my #7 tooth rotted. We did a root canal, inserted a metal post and built a new tooth on top. Last week the metal post broke and my mouth looked like this. A homeless person with a broken front tooth.


You can see the broken metal post still in the dead tooth’s root:


Yesterday Dr Jonathan Berkowitz removed the remains of the tooth — in one piece (a true miracle) — and replaced it with a 4 mm wide x 11 mm long titanium implant. It now looks like this:


The implant sports a metal cap, which Dr Berkowitz will remove and mould onto it a new tooth on a post, which will screw into the implant. My new tooth will then be gleaming for all to see and admire. This process will take another six months as my jaw gets fooled into believing the implant is bone, not titanium.

Ain’t science. wonderful?

And now for some good news: