You know, over the years I've realized how unfunny and absolutely ridiculous the comics page is. The Comics Curmudgeon has made it okay for me to analyze the horribleness of many of the comics, but one strip is so bad, it needs to just stop.
Frank & Ernest.
It's punny in the worst sense. It's puns with not context, rhyme, or reason. Just stuff that might be easily confused for something else. Take today's strip, for example:
Why is this even an option for a "pun"? I guess "google" and "gargle" have similar phonemic properties, but seriously. How do you make this a comic strip? It's not like google and gargle are similar actions, and since gargling has to do with the back your throat, wouldn't it make sense to do that? No, because this is Frank & Ernest where logic isn't necessary to make a "joke". And don't even get me started on whether or not that nurse is Frank or Ernest.
In conclusion, Frank & Ernest is a poor excuse of a comic strip with little basis for existing since its whole premise is on words that sound similar. Too bad I read it every day in the crappy campus newspaper only to get mad all over again.