So… I never made a video for the hardcover edition back in 2007, but since MILK EGGS VODKA has been re-released in paperback I figured I better get to it. This one’s an experiment in re-use. I edited public domain Prelinger Archive footage from 1950s educational videos, the soundtrack is a song written for $5, and the lists are from my collection.
About MILK EGGS VODKA: The book is a compilation of abandoned grocery lists that have been discovered in grocery carts, market floors, and parking lots across the country. If we are what we eat, then this book reveals deep truths about the average American (not to mention more mundane truths like a surprising number of people enjoy onions, and, for most people, banana and mayonnaise are very, very difficult words to spell). Separated into chapters (funny lists, sad lists, unhealthy lists, organized lists) the book also includes snarky commentary and delicious recipes created from found grocery lists. Sidebars and food facts round out the menu.
- milkeggsvodka.com (the story the song is based on)
- grocerylists.org (the original project)
- keaggy.com/x/mevpb (the book on Amazon)
- archive.org/details/prelinger (the 1950s educational films)
- fiverr.com/users/Israel279 (the awesome song)
Head over to grocerylists.org for more found lists, links to the books on Amazon, and some background on how I used fiverr.com to make an entire CD of songs about other peoples’ grocery lists.