modern disappointment.

A place to file your complaints. Submissions welcome.

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

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 Charlatan in the Room. The Secrets of Your Part-time Professor.

By Kareme D’Wheat Another semester begins. I arrive early, well dressed, and prepared for action. Like a doctor making a house call, I bring all my own equipment, tools, toys, … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 10 Comments

It Pays to be Smart. Or So You Think.

By Sinnamon Rohl on behalf of Madjuncts Unite Press As editor of Modern Disappointment, I encourage artists and writers to submit their work for publication. Here is our first guerrilla art … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 8 Comments

Invisible, in Life as Well as Death.

By Kareme D’Wheat When I read Jay Atkinson’s account in the Boston Globe of the forgotten and overlooked adjunct who died without so much as a consolatory flower arrangement, I … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 13 Comments

Retail & Psychological Warfare: The Subtle Ludovico Technique of the In-Store Soundtrack.

By Travis Peanutbrittle Have you ever had to listen to Ke$ha while at work? The repeated message forms a sickening code within your frontal lobes. Stocking fruit at six a.m. … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Complaints About My Fucking Job.

By Bert Toadstool Okay. I know what you’re thinking. It’s either “you’re lucky to have a job,” or “if you don’t like it, find another one!” Well, a) fuck you … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · 7 Comments

Adjunct. The Modern Indentured Servant.

By Sinnamon Rohl I’m an adjunct. That means that when I am in the classroom with you, I’m your professor. But when I am in the company of other faculty … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · 30 Comments