modern disappointment.

A place to file your complaints. Submissions welcome.


By Leonardo De Walnut Listen here, all you who think Superman is some pansy boyscout. You seem to have a problem with him snapping Zod’s neck in Man of Steel? He … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · 5 Comments

Satan’s Online University for Peculiar Anyones: Confessions of a For-Profit Enrollment Advisor.

  By Toxteth Appleteat My days of enrolling students who can barely read, and think MLK was President (true story), have come to an end. “Thank you, Jesus!” as they … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Of Refugees, Photographs, and Little Lost Baby Aylan Kurdi.

By Sinnamon Rohl It’s Thursday morning, September 3, 2015. I’m spending it with my daughter’s elementary school class, at a beach on Lake Michigan. The teacher’s talking about natural disasters. … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Flash Forward: A University Without Professors.

  By Toxteth Appleteat Editor’s note: This is satire, and hopefully not a predictor. For Immediate Release INTRODUCING FREEDOM UNIVERSITY Leading the way in for-profit education   Freedom University (FU) … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 4 Comments

It’s Not the Stamp of Approval. It’s More Useful.

Intrepid Adjunct Professors and Contingent Lecturers! How many times have you said to yourself, “I wish there were a way to quickly explain that I’ve just spent my entire semester … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 8 Comments

The True Meaning of Santa. Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Believe in Altruism.

By Rosario Marzipan Editor’s note: Typically Modern Disappointment sticks with subjects that are, for lack of a better phrase, not inspirational. But this story from Rosario Marzipan came from a place … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment