So - Ashcroft, one of my older minions, has been recalled. Really, he was just starting to annoy me. You can't be a useful evil minion if people catch on that you're an evil incarnate. He blew his cover. People were noting his evil.
As punishment, when he returned to Mt. Cheeseman to receive my verdict, I sent him to the basement to be the first live test subjects for the cats.
I can hear the screams as I type.
Should he survive, I'll probably find some new use for him, mucking around in the American Government . . .