Ruth’s Dirty Little Prideful Secret

Under pressure from Noah to spill the beans, Ruth blurts out that she hates two of the most iconic U2 hits.
Preach, sister! Gimme “Elevation” and “Even Better Than The Real Thing” over those two any day.


Really, Ruth? How does someone with young children not know of the existence of “Baby Shark“?

Mind you… “Pride in the Name of Love“… “Baby Shark”… kinda a wash…

Side note, speaking of washes: I will always associate “With or Without You” with ’80s hair salons and the sensation of my nose hairs being burned by the fumes from perm chemicals when I used to have to sit around and wait while my mother got her perms in the ’80s to the sounds of soft rock radio in Maria’s “Friends” salon on Fraser Street in East Vancouver. That and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” and I don’t know which of those power ballads is more nauseating.

(Yes, I am a huge U2 fan, but I still hate those two songs. Always have and always will.)


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In case of broken image links or accessibility issues with today’s cartoon, here’s the gist of the comic:

Despite having already proven that he can’t handle the truth, Noah keeps bugging Ruth to tell him what secrets she might be keeping from him, pleading with her, “Tell me, Ruth: I have to know!” Ruth sputters and squirms: “I, um…” A frantic Noah continues, “What deep, dark secret could be so terrible that you wouldn’t trust me enough to tell me?”

Finally Ruth blurts it out: “OK, OK! I think ‘Pride In The Name Of Love’ is the most annoying song ever written and I also hate ‘With Or Without You’!!!” Noah doesn’t take her seriously and growls, “Damn it, Ruth, quit joking! I’m trying to have a serious discussion here!”