Category Archives: Boomerangs in Pop Culture

Boomerangs in Pop Culture: Your Kryptonite is a Confined Space

Googling boomerangs has never yielded more spectacular results. Check out this actual thing!:

Meet Captain Boomerang!  The ginger son of an American soldier and an Australian woman that was forever doomed to dress like a retro Australian stewardess and hurl bad ass, homemade boomerangs at DC superheroes.  His weakness?  Confined spaces where he didn’t have enough room to throw a boomerang (citation: see this interview recently conducted between Conan O’Brien and a DC animator.  Super action starts around 3:18.)

Boomerangs in Pop Culture: A Well-Deserved Thank You

Guess what got a shout out on Jimmy Fallon’s weekly list of thank yous?  I bet you can guess.

Green is your color, dahhling.

There was also a boomerang on Jeopardy tonight.  Trendy to the max!

HIMYM Gets Creepy With Boomawangs (Please Don’t Make This a Thing)

I don’t know what it is about How I Met Your Mother and Thanksgiving, but as annoying as that show can sometimes be, it always nails this holiday’s episode.

Last week’s show, entitled “Blitzgiving,” might not be an instant classic in the same way “Slap Bet” was, but I think it was still one of the shining episodes we’ve seen so far this season.  Not to mention it had a boomerangy moment!

About six minutes into the episode, Robin dares Marshall to take a picture of his junk and text it to a random stranger.  He does it, and to his surprise, he gets an equally risqué shot back.  And then this bit of dialogue:

Robin: You sent a wang out and got a wang back.

Lily: It’s a boomawang!

And thus the “boomawang” was invented.

I’m usually pro-boomerang stuff, but between us, can we just make a pact that this isn’t going to become a thing?  I know how carried away the internet can get with shit like this…

Watch the full episode here (The epic line starts around 12:40.)

What to Get Your Boomerang Hipster Friend for Hanukkah

Hanukkah starts this Wednesday night whhhhhhhaaaaaat??

Great timing that I just saw this totaly sweet boomerang t-shirt on threadless that is currently on sale for a meager $5!

(In case you were thinking about it, I already bought myself one.)

Boomerangs in Pop Culture: Six Flags Malfunction Edition

Posted by Jessica

I don’t know how I missed this story: On August 19th, SFGate reported that the Boomerang Coast to Coaster ride at a Bay Area Six Flags was stuck in the “up” position for about an hour with 26 people on board (mostly children.)

True: a person who finds a “nerve-shattering” ride appealing – one that takes you through all the terror of a roller coaster, and then again, backwards – might not be daunted by chilling upside-down on a ride for an hour.  From what I can tell, the most serious “injury” was dizziness, and everyone received a free funnel cake for their troubles.  Whether or not they had the stomach to eat it was left unreported.

Boomerangs in Pop Culture: Victorian Author Action Figures Get All the Best Accessories

Posted by Jessica

I came upon this video some time during my boomerang sabbatical, but it’s so good it would be a shame not to post.

Get your daily dose of feminist confidence by watching this hypothetical ad for Super X-treme Mega History Heroes: Bronte Sisters Action Dolls.  Observe as they take down sexist publishers with their boomerang book throwing action!

Boomerangs in Pop Culture: Snarky T-Shirt Edition

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On sale on Busted Tees, you guys!