Thursday, March 05, 2009

What Is . . . a Boaltie

Tim McMahon (Boalt 2008) was on Jeopardy last night, and won. He'll be on again tonight. (For those who don't know, this is actually part of a fine Boalt tradition, dating back to 1993.) Best of luck to Tim -- we may win something today after all.


Blogger John said...

apologies for hijacking a thread and for posting something possibly "BBB worthy." the audio recording of the MPRE lecture is at:

Also, i recommend doing practice tests tomorrow.

3/05/2009 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks John. Would have liked to attend in person, but never saw it on the event schedule or email.

3/05/2009 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He missed the Final Jeopardy Question for the loss!

The answer was:

After a large French army was wiped out by yellow fever on this island in 1802, Napoleon decided to sell Louisiana.

The question?


What is Haiti.

Tim went with Avery Island, just off New Orleans, a fair guess.

Bummer, Tim. Bummer.

3/05/2009 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Isn't Jeopardy more suited for the BBB?

3/05/2009 7:59 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

Hispaniola was the answer. It was a pretty hard set. I mean Beatles in Deutsche? Come on. Big congrats to Tim...the Great Cornjolio.

3/05/2009 8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not just alumni -- 2 Boalt profs have been on Jeopardy. Can you guess who?

3/05/2009 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biber and . . . Liu?

3/06/2009 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently Tim's Jeopardy appearance is making him a small Internet celeb..

3/08/2009 7:50 AM  

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