Captain Bob and the Fortunate Forty are on a misguided journey to enlightenment. Their plan is simple and crazy. Their body parts will hurdle into space after they blow themselves up. In space their body parts will be picked up by an alien spaceship and reassembled by the friendly aliens who will guide them to the Cosmic Donut where they will merge with the Universe.
What is the Cosmic Donut? It's a vision that came out of Captain Bob's muddled head. Nothing goes as planned. Their bodies are indeed reassembled by aliens but the aliens aren't the friendly guides they were supposed to be. They want to use Captain Bob and his followers as lab experiments and then destroy them. Two talking cows and a shoe salesman also go along for the ride. The carefully planned journey to enlightenment turns into a chaotic fight for survival as the travelers are confronted by one peril after another.
Jimmy the shoe salesman and the talking cows turn out to be the sanest members of the group. They form an uneasy alliance that serves one purpose. Some how, some way, Jimmy and the cows are going to find a way to get back to earth.