Today I was beyond unproductive.
I did a teeny amount of sorting and organizing. My project list never gets shorter; I was trying to decide which 500 to work on next, and in what order.
Before long I gave up and put in Claudine. Remember Claudine? Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington. Okay, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs. He'll always be Boom Boom to me. I don't know why I don't watch Claudine every few years. I really should. Diahann Carroll's performance earned her a rare Oscar nomination.
Who can forget the scene where Claudine goes bananas and beats her daughter with a hair brush when she finds out she's pregnant? Afterward, when they sit at the kitchen table, Claudine tells her daughter that the father of her baby is just another no-good brother, and her daughter tries some positivity.
Charlene: Mama, black men have made great contributions. George Washington Carver ... sniff, sniff ... W.E.B. DuBois ... sniff ... Frederick Douglass...
Claudine: Well ain't it just too damn bad you didn't get your ass knocked up by Frederick Douglass?
A classic. Complete with a Curtis Mayfield soundtrack performed by Gladys Knight and the Pips.