The NOFX secret weapon: a brilliant, unparalleled sense of humor. Here, as the "vas deferens" line indicates, frontman Fat Mike tends to fall back on weak potty humor puns -- in the songs "Louise" and "My Vagina," he rhymes lots of words with "clit," a task much better left to lower-tier peons with less imagination (see Blink 182). The drug-related tunes (especially "Herojuana") also fall short, but the anti-music-industry rant "Dinosaurs Must Die" builds great momentum -- "Kill the big five," Fat Mike demands, referencing the five remaining major record companies -- even if it does stroke NOFX's own ego too overtly in the process.
But inventive, unexpected humor will always save NOFX from mediocrity. On "What's Wrong With Parents These Days," Fat Mike admonishes his folks for having sex in public and listening to all his old Misfits albums. "Clams Have Feelings Too (Actually, No They Don't)" features a debate on the moral quandaries of seafood consumption. And "Thank God It's Monday" gleefully points out that the members of NOFX, who don't really work for a living, couldn't care less what day of the week it is. As a wise man in Blink 182 once noted: "No one should take themselves so seriously/What's my age again?"