Durban Bunny Chow
BunnyChow Card #1:
23 Nov 2018:
Today is the first day of my blogging life.
I blog like a man with an enlarged prostate—in dribs and drabs. My apologies, I’ve just finished binge-watching Chuck Lorre’s The Kominsky Method. It’s about men getting old in Hollywood. And yes, enlarged prostrates play a starring role. I enjoyed the series but sadly, apart from the two main guys, played by Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, the rest of the cast, especially the women, were mere props.
However the series did get me to look up who Chuck Lorre was. He’s the prolific and hugely successful guy who gave us sitcoms like Cybill, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, Mom, and Young Sheldon. He was also an executive producer of Roseanne, but we won’t talk about that.
My absolute favorite was Dharma and Greg. I loved Dharma—ditsy, tree-hugging, child of hippies, honest, nice (An underrated quality) and whimsical. The genius of Lorre was to pair her up with Greg—old-for-his-age, hugely successful, ambitious, t-crosser, i-dotter, son of pearl-clutching mother and yacht-owning father.
However while internet stalking Chuck Lorre I learned that for more than two decades he has been writing short vanity cards which he screens at the end of the episodes of his sitcoms. They’re mini-essays, often wry and funny, or not, about what’s on his mind.
I loved this idea and am shamelessly copying it. So here is my very first BunnyChow Card. I hope it won’t be my last. PS: Bunny Chow is South African Indian street food. It’s curry served in a bread bowl. Enjoy!