Who are you?

My name is Colby, I’m a physics and computer science major at the University of Missouri – Columbia. I like thinking about life, love, god, and the shape of the universe. I’m a fan of 80’s music and coffee.

Why a blog?

It’s a way to get ideas out of my head and into a concrete form, so I don’t have to try to remember them all the time. As opposed to a journal or diary, it’s also a more public forum, so hopefully my ideas can induce thought in others as well.

What’s your favorite color?


Are you going to do anything with your life?

That depends. My plan is to pursue a Ph.D in cosmology or string/field theory. So If you consider that “doing something,” then absolutely. Others may consider that a waste of time, to which I reply, “…shut up.”

Is there a meaning to the title of your blog?

Yes. It’s based on this scene in Donnie Darko, my favorite film. The movie was actually one of the reasons I became so interested in time travel and cosmology. There is another scene (I won’t post it, because you need to watch the movie!) that features Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, and discusses the relationship between time travel and God. The “stupid man suit” idea is a favorite of mine, because I find myself feeling stuck inside my own from time to time. It is a fantastic metaphor for some of the deeper feelings that I often deal with, but is still catchy and succinct.