Bring Your Own Blog

What is a BYOB?

Bring Your Own Blog was a concept that allowed regulars on Movie City News to communicate with one another about whatever was going on in the movie universe, free of an active moderator.

Let’s see what conversations we can spark.

8 Responses to “What is a BYOB?”

  1. YancySkancy says:

    Hmmm, where everybody at? Probably getting used to navigating the new site.

  2. Ellen says:

    You would never in a million years have posted that Trump picture featuring Obama

  3. David Poland says:

    You are correct, Ellen. Obama was not a pig. But if it offends you, my apologies. I will take that into consideration when posting BYOB images in future.

  4. Ben Kabak says:

    Trump Derangement Syndrome is real. He’s living in your head.

  5. cadavra says:

    Right, because it’s not like the wingers are obsessed 24/7/365 by Clinton, Obama, Hillary, AOC, Pelosi and Biden.

    Oh, wait a minute…

  6. Did Not says:

    After watching Nomadland, I have to say my interest in The Eternals is monumental.

    David, in this oddest of years how is studio spending for display ads this time?

  7. SideshowBill says:

    I wanna watch David watch The Snyder Cut.

    I’m excited for it but Dave’s relationship with Snyder’s movies is…contentious?

  8. John E says:

    Nomadland’s going to win, but I feel like it’s going to be one of those BP winners that fades from memory quickly, like The Artist.

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