Dr. Alex Beenyman is the last sane man in the Arnolfini Research Laboratory, and he'd be really, really good at his job if it wasn't for the dypsomaniac professor. And the giant snails. And his space cadet best friend. And the egg-hurling protestors. Oh, and the borderline psychopathic lab technician . And the indoor blizzards. And his unfathomable, dutch boss, come to that. And the man in the pink mohair jumper and purple leggings in suspended animation in the back room. And the mardy secretary. And, of course, the fact that he's really, really not very good at his job.