Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The 12 Gifts of Christmas from Alex



Sunday, September 23, 2012

A-LO-HA Baby!

by carol

Fans of Alex O’Loughlin were thrilled this week when Alex shared that he and partner Malia Jones were expecting a baby boy in the next few weeks.

Of course, O’Laughing Press does not expect to be invited to a baby shower in Hawaii for Baby Jones-O’Loughlin, but we are certainly giving a virtual shower for him on our blog! We hope you enjoy all the baby items from the registry.

As a Kamaʻāina (pronounced ka-ma-EYE-na), a "child of the land," we picked some appropriate outfits for him to wear as well as transportation when he is out and about with his parents.

With such a wonderful family background of surfing, little Bub will certainly receive “boardies” and “shorties."

 We know about Alex’s commitment to Brazilian jiu jitsu. So getting his baby involved would not be a surprise.  Thank goodness we were able to find a beginner onesie. Booties not required.

As Baby Jones-O’Loughlin gains proficiency and learns more about Eastern philosophy, he may also decide to commemorate the important people and events of his life in the same way his father has. For the first 13 years it might be preferable to use washable finger paint.

 With a daredevil father, mother and siblings, a very unique “rocking vehicle” had to be found. Looking for a helmet now.

Alex does seem to have a good start to that footy team he mentioned some time ago. 3 on the roster now, 4 more to go!

And with his own i-training device, little Bub will get an early start in learning how to stay on top of social media, unlike his father.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Mom? Aw ma...

By Pam

We’ve just learned that Christine Lahti will recur in season 3 of Hawaii Five 0 as Steve McGarrett’s mother. Doris McGarrett was supposed to have been dead all these years. In the final episode of season 2, Steve came face to face with his mom. What will happen now?

Since Wo Fat is safely in jail (for the time being, anyway), will momma McGarrett go back to her house on Oahu where she can be more relaxed? The one Steve lives in now.  Will Steve stay if Doris takes her house back? 

If Steve and his mom lived together, here are some of words that might be exchanged between them. Remember, mom has to make up for lost time. So, she thinks she needs to pick up where she left off.

This is still my house, Steven, and you'll live by my rules.
You drank out of the milk carton again, didn't you Steven?
Mom, Danny will be here in a few minutes. Please don't ask him if he wants any Kool Aid.
Stevie, when are you going to give me a grandchild as nice as little Gracie?
Steve, when are you going to buy yourself a nice pair of pants?
Steven John McGarrett! How many times have I told you not to leave your gun in the bathroom?!
Hey mom...have you seen my gun?
Catherine is such a lovely girl, Steve. When is she going to leave the Navy and settle down? Her biological clock is ticking, you know.
Steven John…call your sister.
Steve, will you be home for dinner tonight? I'm making pea and ham soup.
Mom...mom...mom...MOM! Will you turn off the vacuum for a minute! I'm talking to the Governor!
Nice mess you made, Steven.
Steve, I don't care if there's a dead body waiting for you. The garbage needs to go out.
I don't know what they taught you at SEAL school, but it sure wasn't how to be nice to your mother.
Stevie, honey...are you wearing enough sunscreen?
Mom…what did you do with my green cargo pants?
Here you go son...I found these bullets in the wash.
For once, Steve, can't you put your beer bottles in the recycling bin instead of leaving them on the coffee table?
Steve…you ate the whole cake??  It was for company!!
Mom? We have anything for upset stomach?
I love you, too, ma.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Who you callin' a fangirl, huh?!?

by carol

Remember, you can't spell "fangirl" without F-A-N-G. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Louie's hiatus photos

Louie just sent us some pix of him while on hiatus...a little work and a lot of play. He finally went and got his Hawaii State ID card! It's back to work in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Privates Exposed

by Pam

private (ˈpraɪvɪt)   — adj
1. not widely or publicly known
2. confidential; secret
3. not for general or public use

As a fan or admirer of a celebrity, we can get caught up in the not knowing where our obsession is or what he’s doing at any moment.  We wait for any information or picture that can tell us the ongoing story of his life.  The more private, the better. It makes us feel like we’re a part of that life; the inner circle. Being in that position, sharing what we know and have, makes us look and feel more important than just a mere fan. Is it really about loving our celebrity, or about our own importance? 

A while ago, I used a private picture of Alex O’Loughlin in one of my Louie and Al scenarios.  Within hours, we received an email from a person who seemed to know where the original picture was from. From the wording, I am convinced it was a friend or family member of Alex. This person referred to the privacy of the moment, and asked why I would want to put it on the internet. My response was a humiliated apology, and I vowed never to do it again.  Not only because someone is watching, it wasn’t right to have shared Alex’s private moment, even using a cute squirrel as an excuse. There has to be others who have been scolded, as well.
I’m sure a lot of Alex fans dig for new information and unique photos. It comes with the territory.  Some people have no filter and post private photos on the internet. Then they are reposted and reposted again.  A lot of times it creates this scenario:
   “Did you see the new picture of Alex?!? It looks like somebody’s backyard. Anybody know whose yard that is? I wonder if it’s Alex’s backyard. Are those tomatoes? Whose leg is that in the bottom right corner? It looks like a smaller foot. Does anybody know what size shoe Saxon wears? Maybe it’s Saxon.”
The posting of a seemingly innocent picture has created a monster. Now the digging goes even deeper. These are the fans who need to know everything.  Where’s the self control? Where’s the integrity Alex holds so dear in his own friends? 

Here’s the deal, and it’s doesn’t take a university degree to understand this. Alex is just like the rest of us. He laughs, he cries, he’s mean, he’s sweet, he’s cranky, he’s silly.He makes mistakes. He’s a man’s man who loves sports, women, beer and cursing. He’s says the right thing at the right time and the wrong thing at the wrong time.  He’s Australian, not American, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Philipino, Brazilian, Greek, Japanese or Chinese.  Australians have their ways about them.  This brings me to my point.

Australians are tight knit, private and loyal to one another. Friendships are strong and lasting. I propose, as Alex fans, we take our cue from them. As a fandom, let’s be tight knit, maintain Alex’s privacy and be loyal to him. We can make our “relationship” with him strong and lasting if we forego sharing what Alex holds dearest. If you care for him or “love” him, stop openly sharing the private moment pictures or videos. Take a stand by not reposting/retweeting any private media, or even commenting. Don’t thank someone for invading the object of your affection’s privacy. That’s just hypocritical.  There are plenty of photos, legitimate photos, videos and interviews of Alex through the years on the internet. There will be plenty more in which he willingly shares intimate details of his life and family as he has in the past. But, if fans keep openly sharing Alex’s private moments, we could drive him to withdrawing from his fans even more than he already has.  If he gets frustrated enough with us, we may not see him again after Hawaii Five 0.  

Remember, someone is watching…and probably reporting back.

We welcome all comments, as long as they are respectful and non-accusatory. All comments are moderated.

Friday, June 15, 2012

O'Laughing Press Bounces Back

If you hadn't noticed, we were...well...gone for a bit. We've bounced back from a minor setback, and it didn't take long to get up and running again. 

It's the same blog, only we have a new address, www.olaughingpress.org. Myself, Carol and Louie are all set to continue giving you more of what you like to see and read. As you can tell, Louie is VERY excited.

Thanks for your continued support.

See ya!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Secret Document....shhhh.

By Pam

WOW! Was I the lucky one! I was just sent this scan of a seemingly "official" document by an anonymous person. It's a list of spin-offs starring the regulars of Hawaii Five 0. It's from the creative department over at SeeBFs. Looks real to me. Take a gander, but keep it to yourself. *wink wink*

                                                               The Best Friends Network

From: SeeBFs Creative Dept.
May 28, 2012

Potential Spin-off  for H50 regulars

Scott Caan:
Danno Knows Best (sitcom) - a family show about a single dad (duh)
Jersey Justice (drama) – Danny dishes out vigilante justice in Newark

Daniel Dae Kim:
Chin Deep (drama) - Chin infiltrates an underground endangered species smuggling ring
Irish Outcast (drama) - Chin Ho Kelly goes to Ireland to search his roots

Grace Park:
My Cuz, Kono (sitcom) - criminals on Oahu drop Kono’s name as their cousin to get better treatment
Bikini Bumpkin (sitcom) – Kono finds herself in Kansas, not even near a lake

Alex O'Loughlin:
The King's SEAL (drama) - Steve moves to Jordan and becomes the king's head of security
Navy's Gravy (sitcom) - Steve becomes a Navy trainer to a bunch of misfits

Masi Oka:
Covert Coroner (drama) - Max loses his medical license, yet relatives of the murdered seek his expertise to solve the crime
Audacious Autopsy (Sci-Fi) - Max exhibits contempt of decorum when performing autopsies

Michelle Borth:
Cat's out of the Bag (sitcom) - Catherine resigns from the Navy and enters the real world
The Brunette and the Brigade (sitcom) - Catherine becomes the commander of seamen organized for military service on land