Sure, Oliver was a genius with the gadgets. But life wasn't always easy, even in the Golden Age.
Green Arrow, the first superhero with ADD. Where's that Ritalin Arrow when you need it?
Wow.... Oliver never could manage his finances, could he? I mean, we all know about his bankruptcy in the 1960's, but this shows he was floating checks long before it was hip.
But he does have the Greatest Caption Box in the History of Recorded Literature. I don't know what a small shaft has to do with one's hearing, but I'll bet what you're thinking is a lot more entertaining than the real story.