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Perhaps Movie City News put it best when they linked to the Observer's story about former Time and Entertainment Weekly writer Joel Stein getting a column in the L.A. Times with the following: "Joel Stein To Bring His Smug Ignorance About Film Biz To L.A Times." Anyway, this is Stein's scheme, per the Observer:

Mr. Stein, currently a New York resident, plans to move out to live in Los Angeles full-time at the end of the year.

"If I hate it, I’ll come back," he said.

Still, Mr. Stein confessed that he may be ready to put New York behind him. Since getting married, "my life has kind of turned into watching TiVo and cooking."

So perhaps, Mr. Stein said, it’s time to leave New York to "a younger, hipper person" and embark on a series of career moves to ever-less-cool cities.

Dude, a life of watching TiVo and cooking is totally a New York life - it just happens from a shaft apartment. But check out LAist while you're out there.

Joel Stein's Time columns and his own site.