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Dumb luck in stock picking. The best air conditioning tips. The best bicycle. My grandchildren get indulged.

Dumb luck:

Ascendis (ASND) got aproval for Skytrofa. Moderna (MRNA) got added to the S&P 500. Digital Turbine (APPS) got added to the S&P MidCap 400.

The best tip you’ve ever learn

Put your outside AC condenser unit on a stand. This way the mice won’t nest in it, eat your wires and generally mess things up. Like they did mine which are resting on the ground. Stands are better for floods, too.

Bruce Robin sent this tip. He also writes: Window units are noisy and inefficient.  Use Ductless Mini Splits.  The outside unit mounts on a wall or stand and the inside unit(s) is/are connected with one small hole in the wall.  Can be used as a heat pump too.  They’re not expensive and can be installed in a few hours.  I have one in my garage.

Here’s the picture  he sent along:

Perfect for your commute

This is the newest model of the Cannondale electric bike I have and love:

The battery is beautifully hidden in the thick diagonal pipe. It’s about $2,950. Worth every penny. Click here.

I wish I could dance like these two

James Cagney and Bob Hope at a Friar’s Club Meeting back when actors were real performers. Bob Hope was 52 and James Cagney was 56. The year was 1955.

My children have no feelings

Here they are feeding ice cream to my grandkids (their children)– Their feeble excuse: “Because it’s summer.”

Not acceptable. It’s my job, as grandfather to indulge them with ice cream. Moreover these are puny helpings.

From left to right,: Sophie, Zoe, Peter and Eleanor.



The U.S. Tennis Open is playing

With luck, dexterity and prayer, you can catch matches on ESPN3, ESPN+ and the ESPN app or streaming services like Hulu, Sling, YouTube TV and fuboTV that offer ESPN. I’m not impressed with the US Open’s TV schedule.

Nor am I am impressed with the live event in Queens, NY. You are expected to show proof of at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccination to attend the US Open. But you don’t have to wear a mask, which most people aren’t. Which is just plain stupid. You won’t catch me there. Another super-spreader event. STOOPID.

You got to wear a mask even if you’ve been fully vaccinated. This Delta variant is highly transmissible. You can catch it and transmit it — even if you’ve been fully vaccinated. Moderna is the best vaccine.

See you tomorrow. —Harry Newton