Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 04, 2023

  1. Img 0910
    BE THIS GUY  6 months ago

    From where is Wile E. Coyote going to get his supplies?

     •  Reply
  2. Ding a ling
    BasilBruce  6 months ago

    You’d think the Acme Company would make its headquarters bomb-proof.

     •  Reply
  3. Zooey girl
    ronaldspence  6 months ago

    And someone will do this now and blame Pastis…what a world!

     •  Reply
  4. Al the fish cup
    alasko  6 months ago

    I can’t stop emails from a game show, subscribed with an old email address, not the updated one from my same ISP. Last resort is snail mail.

     •  Reply
  5. George3
    noahproblem  6 months ago

    Luckily he didn’t use an Acme detonator and dynamite – he would probably had blown himself up…

     •  Reply
  6. Catsanddogsportrait
    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 6 months ago

    A jury of his peers will find him innocent.

     •  Reply
  7. Missing large
    David_the_CAD  6 months ago

    If only it was that easy.

     •  Reply
  8. Unnamed3
    minty_Joe  6 months ago

    Hmm nice try, but that won’t work, Rat. Most unsolicited email systems are located someplace without United States jurisdiction. Not to mention, they’re on redundant redundant backup servers worldwide. Good luck finding and squashing them all.

     •  Reply
  9. Noodleman 2  2
    Cornelius Noodleman  6 months ago


     •  Reply
  10. Green 5 point celtic knot 300
    Erse IS better  6 months ago

    That’s what spam filters are for.

    Also, you can get “throw away” emails so that when a potential spammer demands an email you give them one of those, and it works for as long as they behave themselves, then when they succumb you just turn that one off and they get bounce notifications. Works a charm.

     •  Reply
  11. Bluedog
    Bilan  6 months ago

    What’s just as bad are the spam phone calls that, if you answer, it wants you to wait on hold for the salesman.

     •  Reply
  12. Sotj
    shanen0  6 months ago

    Spam can be eliminated. Proof of Concept: All that pump-and-dump stock-scam spam you no longer receive. They changed the rules, removed the money, and that kind of spam stopped. (Only after some researchers published papers showing the stock scams were like printing money. Mathematically a sure thing.)

    So why doesn’t any one offer a more general system to go after the spammers money? Basically cut the spammers away from the suckers. LOTS of people hate spam, but there are only a few suckers. The spammers don’t care how many millions of other people are annoyed, and the spam filters obviously don’t work, but the google and MS think “Live and let spam!” is more profitable. Or maybe it’s just some kind of professional courtesy to the scammers?

     •  Reply
  13. Mrpeabodyboysherman
    iggyman  6 months ago

    Now wear is Wiley Coyote going to order his gadgets now ACME is gone? Beep! beep!

     •  Reply
  14. Aheenan
    andrew5  6 months ago

    After I’ve unsubscribed, I will mark any further emails as spam, so that they disappear forever and damage the business’s ‘reputation’, meaning that the more of us do that, the more likely the emails will be labelled spam automatically, protecting future people.This is the 21st century. They can unsubscribe you with one click, and that takes nanoseconds. Any delay is for them to send you their special “This guy’s escaping” emails.

     •  Reply
  15. 1djojn
    RobinHood  6 months ago

    ACME had it coming,


    Wile E Coyote

     •  Reply
  16. Ellis archer profile
    Ellis97  6 months ago

    I just delete them whenever I can.

     •  Reply
  17. Missing large
    cmerb  6 months ago

    The RAT rules : )

     •  Reply
  18. 3c777ff2 4bb1 47cd 9770 62ea9f8bab9b
    monya_43  6 months ago

    Today is National Cheese Day! I am thinking of Pig and his love of cheese. I love cheeses, too.

     •  Reply
  19. Missing large
    wrd2255  6 months ago

    Funny. When Wiley E Coyote used Acme products, they often self-destructed.

     •  Reply
  20. Talkingturkey 741293
    potfarmer  6 months ago

    Please take a short survey on your experience as your opinion matters.

     •  Reply
  21. Gameguy49
    Gameguy49 Premium Member 6 months ago

    “Michaels” head office, here I come. BOOM!

     •  Reply
  22. Coyote3
    bhamdodger  6 months ago

    What store sells T.N.T. and ignition plungers?

     •  Reply
  23. Missing large
    bpscg  6 months ago

    If your email app doesn’t have a handy button that says, “Mark As Spam,” you’re using the wrong app. Marking it as spam won’t stop it from coming in the future, but it will go straight into your spam box and you’ll never see it unless you look in your spam box every couple of months or so.

    Then you click on “Empty Spam Box – Are You Sure?”

     •  Reply
  24. 0804242
    James Wolfenstein  6 months ago

    Sure… because those “companies” have addresses… :D

     •  Reply
  25. 900360b0 2acd 4dc8 8200 0c83636d2d85
    happyinvenice23  6 months ago

    Wrong response Steph, your response may get you a life sentence in prison!

     •  Reply
  26. Chief wahoo
    aerotica69  6 months ago

    Can we do that to the headquarters of the butt deodorant and the fat suction company? Would it stop the TV ads as well as the spam?

     •  Reply
  27. Ignatz
    Ignatz Premium Member 6 months ago

    “Why do you wish to unsubscribe?”

    “Because I never asked for your emails in the first place, you idiots.”

     •  Reply
  28. Missing large
    Steverino Premium Member 6 months ago

    He is using the wrong stuff. Dynamite is more stable and works just as well. TNT is unstable and can go off and any time.

     •  Reply
  29. Caledonian railway engine
    mail2jbl  6 months ago

    Maybe if Wile E. Coyote tried to blow up Acme headquarters, his dynamite might actually work as intended.

     •  Reply
  30. Img 20230511 134023590 portrait 5
    markkahler52  6 months ago

    Now, were those explosives MADE by ACME?

     •  Reply
  31. Desron14
    Masterskrain Premium Member 6 months ago

    By the way: ACME= A Company Making Everything.

     •  Reply
  32. Taz by abovetheflames
    danketaz Premium Member 6 months ago

    Of course then he got crushed in a shower of anvils.

     •  Reply
  33. Nollanav
    DaBump Premium Member 6 months ago

    Now, now, we shouldn’t promote violence in any way these … are you listening to me? Hey, don’t give me that attitude! Oh yeah, wise guy? Ha! Take that! and that! Oh dear, the next comic might be slightly delayed.

     •  Reply
  34. Missing large
    Detroit Dan  6 months ago

    Shouldn’t there be anvils and rockets flying out of the exploding building?

     •  Reply
  35. Missing large
    david_42  6 months ago

    I rarely get any spam, but I also never give out my email address without setting preferences to “NO”.

     •  Reply
  36. 96480   copy  2
    Goat from PBS  6 months ago

    It may be a time saver, but also a heck of a lot more illegal.

     •  Reply
  37. Missing large
    GreenIrishEyes  6 months ago

    Oh, dear. If he blows up Acme, then where will Wile E. Coyote’s shop for supplies to try thwarting the Roadrunner?

     •  Reply
  38. 1306946534966
    Spacetech  6 months ago


     •  Reply
  39. Missing large
    christelisbetty  6 months ago

    Not that I’m condoning Rat’s behavior, BUT if any of you folks happen to live near The Seattle Times………..

     •  Reply
  40. Missing large
    snowedin, now known as Missy's mom Premium Member 6 months ago

    If only it was as easy as blowing up the building.

     •  Reply
  41. Img 1610
    WCraft Premium Member 6 months ago

    OK. And it might take up to 10 days for me to quit posting negative reviews of your company. Sound fair?

     •  Reply
  42. Missing large
    Linda Schweiner Premium Member 6 months ago

    I give them one chance to unsubscribe me. After that I just flag them as SPAM and I don’t see them anymore. (Works for me.)

     •  Reply
  43. Missing large
    leons1701  6 months ago

    Jokes on him, their server is elsewhere.

     •  Reply
  44. Missing large
    Grover St. Clair  6 months ago

    I’m up to 993 phrases in my headers filter.

     •  Reply
  45. Nowyoulisten
    zeexenon  6 months ago

    I can only dream …. This long retired IT & EE never replies to strangers, and I have added Surveys.

     •  Reply
  46. Saurichia
    Saurischia Premium Member 6 months ago

    And, then if you did buy something from them, you get everlasting emails to review whatever it was you bought. Extremely intrusive.

     •  Reply
  47. Missing large
    pearlyqim  6 months ago


     •  Reply
  48. 5821
    SheMc  6 months ago

    I walked into a shoe shop the other day, didn’t buy anything, didn’t get my phone out, when I got home I had ads from that shop, talk about Big brother!!!

     •  Reply
  49. Img 20230721 103439220 hdr
    kaffekup   6 months ago

    The TNT and activator should say “ACME” on them.


    Company that



     •  Reply
  50. Th 9
    Count Olaf Premium Member 6 months ago

    Wile E Coyote will be devastated. He was their biggest customer.

     •  Reply
  51. Missing large
    asrialfeeple  6 months ago

    I don’t LIKE SPAM!!!! However, I have heard good thing about ACME from a coyote.

     •  Reply
  52. Snoopy
    The Fly Hunter  6 months ago

    That probably still won’t work….

     •  Reply
  53. 1968 avatar 1
    pamela welch Premium Member 6 months ago

    Stephan, Thanks for a solution to the problem!

     •  Reply
  54. Amazing fox photos 25
    eddi-TBH  6 months ago

    The problem with unsubscribing is that unless you actually leave your info on file with them, the whole process restarts every time you make a purchase. Fortunately, the sites I use don’t pull the stunts Rat shows. They are all one or two clicks and immediate satisfaction.

     •  Reply
  55. Thinker
    Sisyphos  6 months ago

    The trouble is, Law Enforcement tends to frown upon mad bombers. On the other hand, Acme is well-known for its explosive mishaps, falling anvils, and other dubious devices….

     •  Reply
  56. 391653792 10159539271297765 8366112918413526533 n
    BobCaldwell1  6 months ago

    Won’t help. The company that does the emails is in a different location.

     •  Reply
  57. Picture
    MattDingleberry  6 months ago

    What grinds my gear is that they sign you up in a flash, but unsubscribe somehow in this day and age takes “weeks”?

     •  Reply
  58. Gato landru  fondo rojo
    wordsmeet  6 months ago

    I can relate. I just class them as spam and let my email client delete them afterwards.

     •  Reply
  59. Missing large
    bmillar  6 months ago

    Then there’s the unsubscribe links that mysteriously give you an error message when you try to unsubscribe…grrr!

     •  Reply
  60. Missing large  6 months ago

    That’s the end of Wile E. Coyote’s supply source.

     •  Reply
  61. 87547379
    ElEfJay  6 months ago

    That wouldn’t work, they outsource that kind of thing these days.

     •  Reply
  62. Douglas   headshot
    kraftjeff  6 months ago

    Wile E Coyote is now upset….

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From Pearls Before Swine