The belief that you can create your own reality, a belief prevalent among Eastern Gurus and Mystics, came embarrassingly true for the winner of the US presidential election in 2000, Al Gore (who subsequently handed the reins over to George Bush in a moment of brief insanity).
Obsessed with the so-called "hockey stick" graph that featured so strongly in his documentary movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," Mr Gore even found himself dreaming of the distinctive shape night after night. That was when the problem started.
Al Gore has been playing down the situation, but some of his friends and colleagues find it hilarious. One of them, who prefers to remain anonymous, said laughing, "You know what part of him ended up in a hockey stick shape, don't you? I mean, the guy was standing in the john the other day and there was a stream of piss some three feet in the air, just like a fountain. He couldn't get it to aim. It was turned up at the end, just like a damned hockey stick!"
Dr. Rambunctious Gargoyle of the Institute for Medical Anomalies in Nashville, Tennessee had this to say about the condition: "We have long suspected that when a person becomes obsessed about something and focuses on it to the exclusion of everything else, the thing will somehow be created and become a reality in their lives." He went on to say, "A penis taking the shape of a hockey stick is unusual, but it obviously reflects the owners obsessive desire have a hockey stick-shaped dick!"
Another of Al Gore's friends, downplaying the situation, reluctantly admitted that the black eye Mr Gore was sporting recently was the result of his hand slipping off violently in a sudden and unexpected upturned angle. "He just wanted some relief and he forgot about the hockey stick shape at the end. It could have happened to anybody!"
Sources close to Mr Gore have denied that there is any truth in the rumor that he intends to make another documentary, this time entitled, "An Inconvenient Shape."