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Gawker Tells Freezing Cold Americans to Move to L.A.

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You've probably heard that in other parts of the country they are digging out from under massive snow banks and freezing their butts off. Hmm. Bummer, huh? We're enjoying a streak of temps in the low- to mid-60s right now, which is just about average for us. That's why Los Angeles is one of the cities picked by Gawker as a place you might want to move to in order to escape those winter blues.

Why move to Los Angeles? Well, there's the lucrative salary for being a councilmember, showbiz-themed street art, farm-fresh produce all year long, occasions to wear your fancy finest, and welcoming famous folk who will give you the (sweat)shirt off their back for your acid trip.

Gawker's breakdown:

Pros: Well, you probably already know people who live there. Everyone knows someone in Los Angeles! There are beaches and palm trees. Oh, and celebrities! They have Hiltons and Kardashians and two Real Housewives franchises nearby. And don't forget the movie biz.
Cons: Well, there's the movie biz. And the traffic and the accompanying smog. Oh, and the state of California is poorer than your Aunt Trudy after her trailer got repossessed. Plus you also probably haven't had enough plastic surgery to really fit in.
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Enough to lure new Midwestern and Northeastern escapees? Or enough to scare them away? Maybe by the end of 2011 there will be a whole new crop of dissatisfied transplants mounting billboard break-up campaigns to say sayonara.