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.

Explanation

The strip shows Cueball 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 Megan 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 suggests that Megan threw multiple things at him out of anger before breaking up with him. This seems to mirror the plot of the 2006 comedy film My Super Ex-Girlfriend, in which the eponymous character throws multiple things at the protagonist (including a shark) prior to breaking up with him.

Boomerang returns in 475: Further Boomerang Difficulties and 1350: Lorenz.

Transcript

[Cueball throws a boomerang, but it hits him in the head when it returns.]
[Cueball throws the boomerang again, but this time several boomerangs chase after him.]
[Cueball throws the boomerang once more, and this time a shark inexplicably appears.]
[Cueball throws the boomerang a final time, and Megan appears, hovering.]
Megan: I'm leaving you.
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Discussion

Why a shark and not a velociraptor, Randall? 199.27.128.71 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)
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