Dante Shepherd

Webcomic writer (Surviving the World, PhD Unknown) by night. Northeastern professor by day. And night.


All’s Well . . .

More Or Less

So long for now, Medium. It’s been a pleasure while it lasted. Hope we get to do this some more soon enough. Until then . . .


Applied Math: Fools

Derivation of the Real World

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Less Successful Shark Weeks

Not Involving Cards Or Loans Or Billiards

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Applied Math: Action

Derivation of the Real World

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Cake Engineering

Sports, dessert, and chemistry


Baseball outfielder Jonny Gomes was traded a week ago. Only nine months previously, he had been widely hailed as one of the spiritual leaders of a team that won the World Series, considered to be a ‘chemistry guy’ who changed the clubhouse culture. Many of the narratives at the time chose not to focus on the ability and…


Applied Math: Birds

Derivation of the Real World

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And This Is How We Got Here

The GPS Of Our Actions Is Now Recalculating


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Applied Math: Comedy

Derivation of the Real World

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Fashion

Always Half A Sine Wave Behind


Applied Math: Medicine

Derivation of the Real World

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Life

A Little Less Than Linear


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It’s not technically a chart, you say? Honestly, if you can chart exactly what your path looks like in life…


Bad Decision Bingo: Summer Blockbusters

One Square Alone Is Fine, Five In A Row Makes A Loser


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No, You’re Not

And Neither Is Anyone Else


Let’s assume for a second that you accept the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, as well as the mathematical universe hypothesis. Thus, you accept that any and every universe using any and every set of laws of physics that could exist, does indeed exist.


Bad Decision Bingo: Automated Phone Systems

Five In A Row Makes A Loser


There is a base level of misery that is inherent in an automated phone system, even if you…


Freedom, 238 Years Later

Just As The Forefathers Envisioned


Bad Decision Bingo: Political Considerations

Five In A Row Makes A Loser


If you can only legislate or rule or preside for one side, then you don’t really know the…


Different Genres, Same Fans

Some Patrons Have Recently Been Observed Doing The Wave In Local Libraries



Bad Decision Bingo: News Broadcasts

Five In A Row Makes A Loser


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Satire

Somewhere in the æther


This is how satire works.

You start, with any topic, on the standard scale. The standard scale used many times before in all forms of literature, history, memory, and life.


Bad Decision Bingo: Sports Fandom

Five In A Row Makes A Loser


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The Beautiful Game

Jogo Bonito


Just following up on The Worlds Cup post from last week. Enjoy the tournament, everyone. WHY NOT US?

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Bad Decision Bingo: Pet Owning

Five In A Row Makes A Loser


For more work by Dante Shepherd, please visit Surviving the World -updated seven days a week!