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September 05, 2003

That's My Daddy

This man is not actually my father, but he could play him on TV. This man is actually the actor Clifton Davis. He once played a far less sophisticated individual in a 1974 television show called 'That's My Momma'. A momma's boy is what he played. You cannot stare at this picture without recognizing that this is a scene from a television show that has never been made. Nor can I think of a movie.

Is he a law professor? A drama critic? A biomedical engineer?

UPDATE: He's not in any films in current release.

Posted by mbowen at September 5, 2003 09:57 AM

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Well, he couldn't be my Dad. See, my Dad/s (the bio and the step) were/are too working class (the step) or serving rich White people during their parties (the bio.I was too dumb and young to know that this fool got his own business and is more liberated than the pseudo-intellectuals i looked up to)
In my silly little kid mind, I wanted to ditch them and get one like C. Davis looks like in your pic. I still think it would have been cool, but if my Dad had been the intellectual type, maybe the life of the mind would have had far less appeal.

Anyway, Clifton Davis, a fine actor not working because White people in Hollywood are stupid and Black people with lots of money are too dumb and/or lazy to get a real studio going. Instead they put their money into shit like Pimpjuice.

It's harsh but too bad because in the words of The Last Poets "Time is Running out/Running out as hastily as Niggers run from The Man"

Posted by: walter at September 5, 2003 08:10 PM

When I was a kid, I wanted to swap my dad for Muhammed Ali, but I don't think i was alone in that wish. But you've got me thinking about the Man and Revolution of the mind.

Posted by: Cobb at September 5, 2003 10:23 PM

The Revolutuion of the Mind is something that is not talked about as much today. At least not as much as "tangible" signs of change like "black capitalism" (which I am all for, sorta). See allmost all people need to loose those chains (man is everywhere free and everywhere in chains) but this state of worship of materialisms (ideology, cunsumer goods, cults, etc.) hurts black people in gerneral since we tend to be near the bottom of most solcial and economic changes. That is why a capitalist project like Pimpjuice pisses me off so much. It seems a step forward (i.e a black man handling his business) but it really is several steps back for us all.

Posted by: walter at September 6, 2003 10:54 AM

I started going off on a tangent and so what wrote got all disjointed. I'll publish it anyway rather than have it in these comments...

Posted by: Cobb at September 6, 2003 11:49 AM