Monday, March 1, 2010

Today's Outrageous News story was published in the Salt Lake Tribune today, but was originally reported in January.  It's a cautionary tale for all would be hypnotists.  If you practice your mad skillz in front of a mirror, you may end up like Helmut Kichmeier, who hypnotized himself into an hours-long trance from which his wife could not release him.

The non-hypnotist wife came home to find her husband staring off into space in front of his mirror.  When he didn't respond to repeated questions from her, she got scared.  Apparently, he's the kind of husband who doesn't zone out when his wife talks anyway, so this was unusual behavior for him.

Luckily for Helmut, his wife thought quickly and called his trainer who spoke with an authoritative voice through the phone and snapped poor Helmut out of his daze.  He reports that he doesn't remember anything from the hours that he was hypnotized and has no idea why there is mayonaise all over the walls and $20 million hidden under the bed.  (That last part may or may not have come from my imagination...)

Helmut's wife is now equipped with a key word that will snap Helmut out of any trance should this situation occur again.  For obvious reasons, the news story doesn't reveal the word or phrase, but I'm betting it's, "Stop practicing in front of a mirror, you stupid moron."  Or maybe it's, "Oprah."  Who can tell?


Lisa said...

Lol! Un.Believable. Seriously.