Why We Look Back

Why We Look Back

In a recent episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s new online series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, a discussion with Joel Hodgson, creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000, inspired me to post.

Sitting in a retro 50’s diner, Jerry states:

“This is a 50’s diner. Why are we looking back all the time? This diner’s not looking backward, right? So why are we looking back?”

“Because when you look back you know what you are going to say, that’s why.”

“Right.”

“You know what to say about the past. You don’t know what to say about the future.”

“Damn it, you’re smart.”

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