Q: I have been trying to track down a Michael O’Donoghue quote. I think the subject was nostalgia, and after lamenting that “they’re tearing down all the great old parking lots,” he said something like “everything is coming back and then it’s going away again… forever.”
A: According to reader Chapin (see the Comment link below), it was said by George W.S. Trow, a Lampoon writer and frequent O’Donoghue collaborator. For some O’Donoghue quotes, here is a link.