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Werewolves and Lollipops

Sub Pop SPCD 737 (CD and DVD)

Grade: ***

Listening Patton Oswalt?s new CD, Werewolves and Lollipops, is a bit like being an avid mud-wrestling fan with front-row seats to the hottest match of the century.

If you?re not afraid to get a little dirty, you?ll probably have a pretty good time.

To say that Oswalt?s routine is a tad explicit is an understatement.

This isn?t a CD that you can comfortably enjoy with your grandma ? unless Grandma routinely drops the f-bomb into her conversations.

(The CD was recorded in Austin, Texas, while the bonus DVD is a taping from a performance in Athens, Ga.)

Oswalt?s observations on topics including politics, racism, ?clean? filth, late-in-life childbirth and lazy Americans are dead-on accurate AND hilarious.

The the tracks ?Physics for Poets,? ?The Miracle of Childbirth? and ?Dukes of Hazzard? are laugh-until-you-cry funny.

If you?re a dyed-in-the-wool, all-American Republican who is easily offended, you probably should slip on over to the easy listening section and pick up a nice, wholesome Pat Boone record. Trust me, you?ll enjoy it more.

But if you?re a left-leaning geek with an insatiable appetite for pop culture references, your inner smartass will thank you for giving Werewolves and Lollipops a listen.

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