Max Action's official response, letter printed in the next issue of City Pages: "Argh! Slander! Defamation! Attempted murder! I spend over an hour on the phone with a reporter, and one of the two quotes he ascribes to me is the LAST thing on earth I'd ever really say: "It's like a new MTV extreme sport; we call it action squadding." I'm almost convinced that Mike Mosedale carefully and diabolically pieced together unconnected phrases in an (almost successful) effort to create a frankenquote so perfectly opposed to my actual statements that its publication would drive me to suicide, homicide, or worse.
Let me be quite clear. The origins and driving force behind Action Squad's activities are in no way connected to the annoying Surge-fueled MTV x-treme sports baloney of the 1990's. We hate that crap. OUR motivations for crawling about under the city are rooted not in 90's culture, but in the pop culture of the 80's. You see, we're actually searching for an underground pirate ship; everything else is just window dressing. Hope this sets the record straight.
It's their time up there ... down here, it's OUR time! Max Action; Action Squad founder"