Amit R. Paley '04
Concentration: Social Studies and East Asian Studies
Hometown: Newton, Mass.
Most memorable lie you’ve ever told a TF: My teenage sister is pregnant, my father is in jail and my mom might be deported so I had to move to Lowell and take over the family business. That’s why I haven’t been to Chinese class in six to eight weeks. But I’ve been thinking about the Orient every day.
Favorite power tool: A 32-bit drill—if Elizabeth F. Maher ’04 is holding it.
Favorite inscription in Suzanne Pomey’s high school rival’s yearbook: “I don’t really know you well (ha ha). Sleep, and cut down on food intake. —Suzanne”
Best pick up line used on you at a gay club while trying to meet friends of Randy Gomes, Class of 2002, for an FM scrutiny: “I’ll give you horse tranquilizers if you come home with me.”
Favorite Dean Gay quotation from the “Secret Court” files: “This will, I fear, be your last opportunity to make good at Harvard.”
Favorite tap dance move besides the old standard time step: The time step is really all I’ve got.
Best use of the word “redaction” in a sentence: [REDACTED]
Highlight of the kosher offerings at Border Cafe: Guacamole dip.
Best place to vomit on a Saturday night outside of Quincy 607: The doorway is a very central location.
Best place to vomit in Quincy 607 other than the toilet: Wherever Rudi G. Patitucci ’04 may roam.
Best word ever found in Boggle: Bogglopolypse
Favorite rubbermaid storage container to preserve your ephemera for posterity: I just like the regular old tubs.
Average time it takes to compose an e-mail: 8 minutes.
Average number of people who proof-read that e-mail: Rachel E. Dry ’04 or three others.
Maximum number of exclamation points used passive-aggressively in chastising e-mail: Why?! Don’t you like my exclamation marks?! They are fun!
What are you looking for in a thesis adviser? Any carbon-based life form not named John Summers.
Best way to look cool while driving your purple convertible: It’s hard to look cool while driving a purple convertible.
Sexiest physical trait: [REDACTED]
Why are you looking backwards in this picture? My friend and former FM photog Greg Elinson made me, against my better judgement. Do not attempt this position at home.