Monthly Archives: December 2008

Thank You For Your Support In 2008

To Friends, Family and Readers,

Thank you all for your kind support in 2008.  I truly appreciate you reading my blog and sharing the link with your friends.  My initial goal with The Fire Wire was to have a single online location that I could invite friends and family to that featured articles on things that I was interested in or thought they might find interesting.  It saved me time on sending multiple e-mails.  Fortunately, readership grew and the blog became a little more eclectic.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it!  If you have any suggestions for the upcoming year or just want to say hi, please comment below.

 

I am very excited for 2009 as our first child; a daughter will be born in the Spring.  We cannot wait to welcome our little girl into the world.

 

I wish you and your families a very safe, healthy and Happy New Year. 

 

Warmest Regards,

 

Larry

 

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Shepard Fairey George Orwell Print set

A couple of months ago, Shepard was approached by Penguin Books (UK) to do his take on the cover art for the literary classics, “1984” and “Animal Farm.”  Being that both books were inspirational and personal favorites of Shepard, this was a no brainer.  For the release, Penguin Books did a promotion selling the books with a cover art print set.  These prints were only available in the UK…Until now!  The print set is available in a very limited quantity.  The set will be released on 12/31 (Tomorrow) between noon and 3pm.  They are offset prints, size A2 (about 17″ x 24″), Edition of 200, signed/numbered. 

The print set will be available for $140 and can be ordered HERE. Good luck, they will go very fast!

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Will There Be A Watchmen Movie?

A Los Angeles judge ruled that 20th Century Fox owns the distribution rights to Watchmen. This could affect Warner Brothers plans to release the film in March if the two companies don’t settle. You can read more HERE.

 

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New Years Television Show Marathons

HERE is a list of television show marathons airing on U.S cable stations on New Year’s Eve: Wednesday, December 31st 2008 and New Year’s Day: January 1st 2009.

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Cover Art To Stephen King Goes To The Movies Limited Edition

Vincent Chong recently completed this cover to the limited edition Stephen King Goes to the Movies.  Vincent is currently working on the fake movie poster illustrations that will accompany each story. The book is expected to ship in February.

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The Buzzwords of 2008

Grant Barrett is a lexicographer specializing in slang and new words. He is a co-host of the public radio program “A Way With Words” and head of the New Words Committee of the American Dialect Society. HERE are some of the words that he tracked this year.

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