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Kinetic State College will never again be the same since the coming of Professor Kashaknishra, whose daftly unorthodox spirituality takes that institution’s broad educational mandate ("Something for Everybody") into uncharted territory and wild controversy. Art Professor Doshy from Bombay, possessed of dazzling spiritual insight into his own discipline, looks on with some skepticism, as does Philosophy Professor Brilliant, a staunch defender of rationalism. Meet struggling musicologist Felix Carminum, lost somewhere in his dissertation-in-progress on 16th-century song, exotic librarian Thessaly Puma, who is baffled by our educational foibles, and other unforgettably quirky campus personages like Futzi and Putzi Twinkleberg. A Molotov cocktail and an unsolved murder mystery shake the campus. Vice President Unterhosen undertakes a losing balancing act of defining his mission for the college. We are served up a madcap meditation on the meaning of life and on its higher education.