Oddly enough, that reminds me of my college days
Subtitle: Lincoln, Nebraska: 1984
My best friend was an EE major. Every Sunday, he, two other buddies, and I would get together to play cards and smoke really cheap cigars.
Both of the other two friends were nuts. They lived across the alley from the local Salvation Army, where they'd go dumpster-diving.
That's right: they would go looking for crap that not even the Salvation Army could re-sell.
Well, one day they found a pair of huge concert speakers that were inoperable save for the very large magnets in them. The one crazy guy placed one magnet at the head of his bed and the other at the foot. He believed this would "align the minerals in his body."
He also found an old ruined lamp. He cut the electrical cord from it, stripped the ends of the wires, and would occasionally plug it into the wall outlet and grab the exposed ends. He'd hang on as long as he could because he thought he could "align the vitamins in his body" via 120V alternating current.
We called it "home electroshock therapy."
Then there was the other guy, the first one's roommate. He thought he controlled the weather and streetlights with his mind.
Well, one night there was a tornado. The first friend, the EE major, happened to be on his bike when it hit and had to dive for the nearest ditch. He emerged unscathed, but he was really rattled for a week after. I think it was one of those moments we all have when we realize we're not immortal after all.
So the crazy dude who thought he controlled the weather was going on about how he'd created the storm and its accompanying tornado. He was all excited about it, going on about how he was standing in his front yard making all this stuff happen.
The EE major finally said:
"Tim, you've got to stop playing God like that! I was almost killed!"
The crazy friend was taken aback, then apologized profusely. We never attempted to correct him because we were too busy laughing our asses off behind his back.
I hear that he found religion later in life, and considers his previous use of his "gifts" as Satanic. He consequently does not attempt to control streetlights not the weather any more.
I guess if you're crazy