Brian W. Barrett
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Mechanic Fail

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Hockley Mar 12, 2013. 4 Replies

Talked to a friend last Friday night. Convo gets around to I'm working on my car replacing front wheel bearings. . . she says "hey, you think you can replace a distributor?"Ah,. . . probably, what's…Continue

 

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Brian W. Barrett replied to Native Son's discussion Measles. in the group The Great Debate
"Funny. . . I always called it Sadistics."
Feb 11, 2015
Brian W. Barrett replied to Kevin's discussion Response to intelligent design arguments in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"It's really to bad I haven't put in the time to learn how to draw but I have this comic strip idea: First frame: A human head with eyes only, no mouth or nose, and a torso, no arms or legs. Caption "God Creates Man" Second…"
Aug 22, 2014
Brian W. Barrett joined Leo Doom Occulta's group
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Aug 22, 2014
Brian W. Barrett replied to Thogster's discussion Using a three-piece safety razor
"Check out phatboygeo from Shave Nation on youtube for DE shaving. . . he says to go once with the grain, once front to back, and once back to front (maybe there is another/fourth trip). Takes awhile but that is a close shave with a DE. If the blade…"
Jul 20, 2014
Brian W. Barrett replied to Mike Hotchkiss's discussion I just had the most confusing break up, and I'd like your gents' opinions and advice.
"Actually it might not work out that she "gets the hint". Women are funny that way, it may actually work the opposite. If you want her to move on. . . smother her with attention."
Jul 8, 2014
Brian W. Barrett replied to Curtis's discussion My ex is back in my life...
"First, figure out what all possible eventualities are then, if you are okay with them or can handle them you can be around her. If you can't handle them you can't be around her. It's really that simple. Your choicer not hers. Remember…"
Jul 8, 2014
Brian W. Barrett replied to Blair Brown's discussion The Men's Essential Music Library
"Billy Joel "Innocent Man", "Matter of Trust", and "Piano Man"? I'd think AoM would create a list that would be well rounded as an Essential List. As in "if you are going to show an appreciation of music then,…"
Jun 9, 2014
Brian W. Barrett replied to Blair Brown's discussion The Men's Essential Music Library
"First. . . Jazz and Doo-Wop should be completely separate genres. Instead of songs I'd go with essential albums by decade like. . .  The Sun Sessions for Elvis, Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis. Also a Ritchie Valens and Fats Domino…"
Jun 9, 2014
Brian W. Barrett commented on Herb Munson's group The Great Debate
"Actually Jack. . . the argument "should" be. . . roads and schools are paid for (at least how it supposed to work) by property taxes and licensing and fuel taxes. Michael B. you can not pay any of those by not driving and not owning…"
Apr 21, 2014
Brian W. Barrett replied to Edward Rochelle's discussion How to Handle Whiny Men
"The tone of this. . . plus the fact that you admit to using passive-aggressive tactics makes me think, "If you want to find the whiner, look in the mirror." If you want respect you have to give it first."
Jan 23, 2014
Brian W. Barrett replied to Ryan's discussion Musical Improvement - Piano Advancement
"I'm not saying you're wrong in your assessment in your skill level  but, without hearing you play I don't know if you really are at that level. Having said that. . . Once you reach a certain level of ability on any instrument…"
Jan 16, 2014
Brian W. Barrett replied to Nate Thallas's discussion Sticky Situation (No Pun Intended)
"Time. That's it. Women react to what they feel right now. Later on she may change her mind or feel differently. I don't know if anyone asked yet but Do you want to have kids? That is as an important of a question as the question of your…"
Nov 21, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to Mr Stewart's discussion Manovation please?
"Sorry it didn't go your way. Hopefully we motivated you to crush it. More importantly as you reflect you learn and improve yourself from the experience. It may not be accurate to call it a failure. . . if you improve from the experience it is…"
Nov 14, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to Mr Stewart's discussion Manovation please?
"Marketing. . .  isn't that about 'pitching' ideas? This 'pitch' is your best idea. . . YOU! Management's minds are made up huh? Why would they give you a shot. Remember the question about the 'pitch'? If…"
Nov 10, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to Evan Fleming's discussion An Alternate to S-Bucks
"Forgot to mention the coarseness or fineness of the grind. It's a surface area thing. Finer grind = more surface area for same amount of beans. Another example. . . put room temp beer or soda in a cooler with just ice. . . it takes along time…"
Oct 15, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to Evan Fleming's discussion An Alternate to S-Bucks
"Water temperature of the drip machine may be part of the problem. Hotter water = stronger flavor. Also using a wire screen filter instead of paper makes a stronger brew, it lets the oils through which get trapped by the paper."
Oct 15, 2013

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Music,Playing Guitar (and all that goes with it) Art, Life, Self-improvement, gaining experience, learning for them, sharing them. The teachings of Buddha that are practical in the modern world.
Books
Freakonomics and Super-Freakonomics, Outliers, The Tipping Point, Way of the Superior Man, Dealing With People You Can't Stand, Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment, Poker Wisdom of a Champion (aka According to Doyle).
Music
Brad Paisley, Eddie Van Halen, Eminem, George Strait, Marty Stuart, Kenny Burrell, Some Coltrane, Bruce Hornsby, Bela Fleck, Some Miles Davis, JS Bach.
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Not everything that is a struggle is worthwhile but, most things that are worthwhile will be a struggle.

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