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A game: which of the following lines are from Shrek, a children’s movie about ogres and princesses, and which are from Gone in 60 Seconds, an adult movie about cars and Angelina Jolie?

1. So, what do you think is more exciting? Having sex or boosting cars?

2. I have to save my ass.

3. She lives with seven men, but she’s not easy.

4. I’m not gonna mess around with someone who plays with dog shit!

5. Eat me!

6. Let’s move on to girl number 3

7. Stop it, nobody likes a kiss-ass.

1. Gone in 60 Seconds

2 – 7. Shrek

Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. He is the author of three books, including his latest novel The Last Kid Left (NPR’s Best Books of 2017). His articles and essays appear in a variety of magazines, including GQ, Travel + Leisure and The Paris Review, and he’s written opinion pieces for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian. More information can be found at his website. More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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