I hate when people do this. It turns an otherwise pleasant ice-breaking activity into a competition to see who can be the most witty in 15 seconds.
"Let's all introduce ourselves. Everyone go around the room and state their name and something interesting about you."
My name is Gene Jones. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and have a twitter account.
Called the dismal science, but economics is really about how to make people happy. I'm also a student of economics.
And I'm a Mormon.