Harden the man up:
"We need to take a bucket of cement and man up."
~~ Chris Smith, MTR
Harden the mind up:
A TOP psychologist has warned that fans who watched last night's Packed to the Rafters episode could experience grief.
"The death of a favourite character could cause a genuine sadness, which requires grieving," psychologist Jan Hall warned. "Viewers who are attached to the storyline could identify as if the characters are real people. Tell yourself it's only a TV show, exercise to release the 'happy drugs' in your body, or watch a soppy DVD that makes you have a good cry. Viewers could also write a farewell letter to the character and thank them for the great times they had with them."
Write a farewell letter to reality, more like.
Harden the monkey up:
A BIT of monkey business by Hamish and Andy at Werribee Zoo left one family feeling cheated. They thought they were watching the real thing.
The hit comedy duo donned gorilla suits for a TV sketch in which they played with a remote-controlled car and a golf club.
Michal Pecek, who visited the zoo on Saturday with his children and friends, thought he was watching an authentic pair of jungle primates.
It was only after arriving home that Mr Pecek zoomed in on his photos and discovered they were phonies.
"I go there to see animals, not actors," he said. "Most people who were there on Saturday believe they are amazing, smart gorillas."
The Southbank father can't bring himself to tell children Oliver and Michaela the gorillas weren't real.
He said he felt "deceived".
"I was taking pictures of the gorillas and said: 'It's amazing they are playing with the remote-controlled car'.
"They managed to do some amazing stuff - holding a golf club and so on. People were looking at them and laughing and enjoying it."
Even when you write that stuff, you can't write that stuff.