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Further Boomerang Difficulties
An eternity later, the universe having turned out to have positive curvature and lots of mass, the boomerang hits him in the back of the head.
Title text: An eternity later, the universe having turned out to have positive curvature and lots of mass, the boomerang hits him in the back of the head.

Explanation

This comic is a sequel of sorts to 445: I Am Not Good with Boomerangs, as it deals with the same subject manner with the same panel layout.

The first strip has a man throwing a boomerang, which doesn't come back. (It's implied to have come back to either him or another man 464 comics later in 939: Arrow.)

The second strip has the man throwing another boomerang, which somehow hurts the ozone layer (as indicated by an offscreen voice).

The third strip has the man throwing what appears to be a boomerang, but then Megan appears and reveals that it was their last banana. "You're such an asshole," she notes.

The final strip has the man throwing one last boomerang, which busts through the panel and flies out of some spaceship-looking thing.

The title text notes that the boomerang would return and hit him in the back of the head thanks to the universe's curvature and mass.

Transcript

[The man throws a boomerang, which doesn't come back.]

[The man throws another boomerang.]

Offscreen voice: Oh god

Offscreen voice: The ozone layer!

[The man seems shocked.]

[The man throws what appears to be a boomerang, but then Megan arrives.]

Megan: That was our last banana.

Megan: You're such an asshole.

[The man throws the final boomerang, which smashes through the panel and into space somehow.]

Trivia


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Discussion

OK, Dgbrt, you clearly know more about the universe's curvature than I do. Now, would you be so kind as to actually explain that rather than play tug-of-war with the incomplete tags? 199.27.128.65 23:41, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

I took a shot at it. Good enough to remove the incomplete tag? LogicalOxymoron (talk) 23:22, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Should it be noted that a normal boomerang (a weapon) is not supposed to return? Only a returning boomerang (a toy) returns. Tharkon (talk) 00:47, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

What do you call a boomerang that won't come back ? ... a stick. 141.101.99.217 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Bonus strip: Just read the rightmost panels straight down. It still works. Literally. 108.162.215.70 22:26, 28 June 2018 (UTC)