"Mr. Krinkle" is Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin, who used that name as an alias when he checked into hotels. Primus frontman Les Claypool, who wrote the lyric, told Greg Prato
: "The thing about Mike, he is one of these guys like Mike Watt
- he has a very interesting perspective on things, and he's really good at tossing out these colorful little quips on how he perceives things. So we would have these great conversations on the phone. That's what 'Mr. Krinkle' is all about."