Todd Snider is just a plain old folk-singing, story-telling, word-crafting,wise-cracking, guitar-playing American Original. He's Steve Earle with a comedy routine. He's a song-writing, left-wing protest singer in an era when you don't see many of those anymore, I guess. This just might be a classic album. I'm not sure yet, but I do know that I have almost worn it out after listening to it for a couple of months, and I will get another one when I do wear it out. I keep hearing new things on it the more that I listen to it, and it really helps me a lot when I need a laugh. "The Story of KK Rider is hysterical, and so is "The Mushroom Story", but then I started liking "The Bill Elliot Story". Snider's word phrasing is unique, and his pace, inflection, and timing are just great. On top of that, he's one very fine song-writer and singer. I hope you enjoy this album as much as I have. If you don't, you must be a "Conservative Christian, Right-Wing..."