445: I Am Not Good with Boomerangs

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I Am Not Good with Boomerangs
Bonus strip: just read the rightmost panels straight down.
Title text: Bonus strip: just read the rightmost panels straight down.


The strip shows a man throwing a boomerang four times, each time finding a difficulty in catching it.

The first time, it merely hits him in the head.

The second time, about six boomerangs come after him.

The third time, a shark somehow returns to him.

The fourth and final time, his girlfriend appears, stating "I'm leaving you."

The title text refers to a bonus strip - if one reads the rightmost panels straight down, you get a strip that suggest that the man's girlfriend threw multiple things at him out of anger before breaking up with him.


[A man throws a boomerang, but it hits him in the head when it returns]

[The man throws the boomerang again, but this time several boomerangs chase after him.]

[The man throws the boomerang once more, and this time a shark inexplicably appears.]

[The man throws the boomerang a final time, and his girlfriend appears, hovering.]

Girlfriend: I'm leaving you.


  • This comic was posted on the Fourth of July.

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Why a shark and not a velociraptor, Randall? 00:34, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Does anyone else think that the reason why the shark and Megan return is because Cueball caught them with a boomerang? Z (talk) 16:24, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

SAFTEY WARNING- Do not attempt to catch a actual boomerang! They are throwing weapons, and even if it does curve around back towards you, it isn't any less a thrown weapon! Attempting to catch one will probably cause you serious harm. -Pennpenn 00:15, 23 June 2015 (UTC)