Okay, it’s sick. It’s disgusting. And I wouldn’t want to encourage this sort of thing, but hey, the guy who came up with the “Bumfights” idea graduated from Grossmont High School, my alma mater, in La Mesa, Calif. You’ve got to admire that kind of capitalistic spirit, don’t you think. I mean, the guy took a very simple idea and made a fortunate off of it.

The whole thing also reminds me of Charles Bukowski’s novel “Hollywood,” where Bukowski describes scenes of drunks fighting in back allies in what, whether intentional or not, was a form of entertainment.

The Bumfights scandal makes you wonder though — how much lower can our society sink?

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