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It has been quite a stretch for Mindy Kaling. The actress -- who co-starred in 'No Strings Attached' earlier this year and was recently promoted to executive producer of 'The Office' -- has a new book coming out on Nov. 1, and in the lead-up to its release has gotten some major coverage in both the New York Times Magazine and the current issue of The New Yorker. The magazine excerpts Kaling's upcoming book, 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)' -- specifically the section about a pitch meeting she had with an unnamed Hollywood movie studio. What kind of films were the executives looking for?

Movies about board games, apparently! "People really seem to respond to those," Kaling recalls the executives tell her. Based on that eye-opener, she offers a list of 14 titles that may be "soon coming to a theater near you in the future." They aren't, of course, but that doesn't make them any less on-point.

'Bananagrams 3D'

'Apples to Apples 4D' (The audience is pummelled with apples at the end of the movie.)

'Crest Whitestrips'

'Sharks vs. Volcanoes'

'King Tut vs. King Kong'

'Streptococcus vs. Candidiasis' (Strep Throat vs. Yeast Infection)

'The Do-Over'

'The Switcheroo'

'Street Smart'

'Street Stupid' ('Street Smart' sequel)

'Fat Astronaut'

'The Untitled Liam Neeson Vendetta Project'

'Human Quilt' (horror movie)

'The Cute Bear from Those Toilet-Paper Ads Movie'

Not bad -- especially the 'Untitled Liam Neeson Vendetta Project.' Read the full excerpt of Kaling's book over at the New Yorker. It arrives in stores on Nov. 1.

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