I have added a link above to a youtube video I saw a facebook friend post. His comment was a quote from one of the students: “My name is Dennis and I like applesauce.” The intention of this post was simply to make fun of the people in the video, and the comments on the facebook post reassured this. The comments were quite disgusting actually, where other people put some of their favorite quotes and even a link to another Special Poetry Slam in which a commenter thought the fact that saying “My name is Travis and I like werewolf movies” was hysterical. If you look at the comments on the actual youtube video’s page, the top comments are absolutely horrendous and uncalled for. With the uploader’s name being “FartInhaler”, I highly doubt it was uploaded for purposes other than ridicule. This reminded me of a quote in Lund’s article: “Hay quotes Montaigne to the effect that “‘Ill Features are but a superficial Ugliness, and of little Certainty in the Opinion of Men: but a Deformity of Limbs is more substantial, and strikes deeper in.’ As it is more uncommon, it is more remarkable: and that perhaps is the true reason, why it is more ridiculed”(36).” (Lund 95). Granted these types of disabilities are more common nowadays, but maybe the fact that this video is so out there and remarkable to some that they feel the need to make fun of and ridicule these people. Even still, I’m at a loss for words when it comes to why the unfamiliar has to be made fun of. I suppose it could be their (the commenters and ridiculers) way of coming to terms with such disabilities. It is still unacceptable however you spin it.