On September 27th, 2001, what must
be considered a serious threat was made against the
mug. A note appeared, warning that if $200 was not
produced within four days... the mug could be in
mortal danger. In fact, the mug could die.
Such threats are unacceptable.
One person, or perhaps several people, would like to
see us change our ways, put away our giant red mugs,
and accept a much different life. Those people
UPDATE: The first violation of mug
sovereignty has already occurred. Someone took the
big red mug to an unknown location on Friday,
September 28th. Fortunately, the mug was safely
returned several hours later. Please, if you have
any information that could lead us to this mugnapper,
before he or she strikes again, contact us.
Be encouraged, though. In the
coming days, security measures will be taken...
suspects will be sought out. They may hide in caves
(edit bays), in the wilderness (on assignment in
Polk County), or seek cover in darkness (the control
room). But make no mistake... they will be found.