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An independent division of Elisberg Industries, the Center provides much of the useful and almost all of the useless information to the company. The research library is one of the finest and most extensive in the world, with state-of-the art Internet, television, DVD collections, books, publications, and cloud-based computing. Its facilities are located on secluded grounds conducive to intense study and especially long periods of wasted time.
Among its many studies, the Center's now-famous research into the Ten Commandments allowed for rewriting #4-6.
In addition to its in-house work, the Center also provides its services to outside organizations and individuals, many of whom actually asked first for the the information. It has clients worldwide.
The most common question the Research Center gets is, "Why are you telling me this?"
The motto of the Elisberg Center of American Research is "It's amazing how so much useless information you've gathered during your life comes in handy at some point."
Hollywood: Where Ignorance Actually is BlissClick here. A lot of what what you've been told about Hollywood box office success is is probably wrong.
Deep BackgroundClick here. A look at guns and Italian food.
What's Up, DocClick here. On great, goofy sports nicknames.
Tech Corner: Samsung and SmartphonesClick here. Perspective always strikes me as essential. Here's how an otherwise-excellent article is almost mucked up by not doing simple research.
Quote of the Day: The 47%Click here. The GOP keeps bringing up what helped lose them the presidential election. Here's what the numbers really break down to.
Keeping Your Train of ThoughtClick here. I happen to love trains. Among some tales, here is a list of great train movies to rent, and one of the best train songs ever.
Catherine the GreatClick here. Everyone should have a Catherine Clinch in their life, a Mother Earth kind of person who just wants to nurture and advise you.
When Your Number is UpClick here. Never assume that computers get everything right. Here's why you should always check numbers.
That Was a Close ShaveClick here. I did a test of razor blades. The results were...well, stunning.
Reading is FundamentalClick here. A tale of first-hand experience why it's good to read instructions and not ignore or just skim over them.
A Big Exchange of IdeasClick here For those who want to upgrade to the Microsoft Exchange server for email, here's my tale of the good and ugly, but with a happy ending.