Name: Myra Gupta
Hometown: Greenwich, CT
Eating club/residential college/affiliation: Tower/Whitman/Pi Sigma Alpha Tao (PSAT)
What’s your favorite newspaper? The New York Times
What’s the funniest joke you’ve ever heard? Okay, so there’s this great one I have, but it’s mostly funny because it’s about weasels. So these two weasels are unwinding at a local bar after a tough day, they’re having a few drinks, chatting, eating some nuts, typical weasel behavior. But one of the weasels isn’t holding his liquor well, and turns to the other and says: “I slept with your mother.” The other weasel ignores him, trying not to make a scene, but he repeats: “I slept with your mother!” The whole bar goes quiet, things get really tense. The other weasel turns to him and says, “Dad, go home, you’re drunk.” Endjoke.
What’s your favorite Tiger Mag article? Difficult to say, I love all my children equally, but I’m going to have to go with “Is It Sex?” (Warning: It is definitely rated NC-17)
Small World or Starbucks? Given the choice, I’ll always choose the more ironic, hipster option. Which is probably Starbucks, since it’s so conformist it loops back around to non-conformist!
What makes you laugh? Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy, clever wordplay, and when people take off their shirts at parties and swing them over their heads like they’re at a rodeo.
What is your favorite food? I could eat sushi every day.
What is the best dance move you’ve ever seen? When I went to an Of Montreal concert, I saw some girl doing the “On Acid and Trying to Jump onto Security Guards,” but somehow I don’t think it’s catching on.
What’s your favorite snow sport? All of Tigermag trying to fill up the Brown Hall arch, but getting cold at 2 a.m., making it a one foot wall, and calling it “Wall Deflation.”
What is your greatest guilty pleasure? Watching and re-watching Bo Burnham videos on youtube (and hoping he will see me through the screen, fall in love, and we’ll get married).
What’s the last student performance you saw? Oy! by the CJL.
Do you know all the words to Old Nassau? Not at all. I would know it by heart if Ke$ha had written it, and then we could sing three beers (and a bottle of Jack) for Old Nassau.
What do you hate most about Princeton? The fact that you can only be a sophomore for one year.
What’s your favorite place on campus? Ohmygod the Chancellor Green squishy napping chairs. I want my coffin to be made out of that material so I can sleep there forever. Is that morbid?
What would you do if you won the lottery? I would create a University endowment to be used exclusively for mediating the squirrel apartheid and supporting white people who do mediocre Indian accents. That is all.
What’s your favorite medication? Chewable Flinstones vitamins?
What is the most dangerous thing you’ve done in the past year? I was inside a giant snow cave. According to Housing, it might have collapsed.
Where do you do your best thinking? In my bed, right before I go to sleep.
What’s your favorite card game? A good old aggressive game of Egyptian Ratscrew.
What song are you playing on repeat this week? “After Hours” by Living Legends
In 25 years, I will be… Hopefully not in a box.
What makes someone a Princetonian? Pastel colors, popped collars, loafers, and the delusion that it’s just for lawnparties.
(21 Questions inspired by New York Magazine’s Daily Intel)