Why is anyone the way they are? That’s kind of hard to answer. Why do some people like cheese and other people hate it? Do you like cheese?
"As a proud New Yorker born and raised on Long Island, I cannot imagine anyone preferring St. Louis to New York," Stoeckert says in his theater review. "New York has Broadway, museums, Carnegie Hall, Coney Island and Yankee Stadium. The best St. Louis has to offer is a giant McDonald’s sign."
Stoeckert seems to be making a feeble attempt at humor out of his supposition that St. Louis has absolutely no art, musical theater, roller coasters or sports. Either that, or he’s just confusing his lack of knowledge about River City as proof that there’s nothing worth knowing.
If he can’t respond to the moment-to-moment news cycle, he’ll deal with the underlying issues behind the news, the issues that never go away, in jaunty, in-depth considerations of serious topics other shows are too commercial-filled to take on. Call them long rants, or, maybe even more accurately, #longrants.