"Gentlemen, I've gathered you here to discuss our current financial situation. We're spending far too much on poorly conceived plans of world domination with little-to-no remuneration.
Look, look... all I am saying is we have a laboratory filled with cutting edge scientific innovation and all of this state-of-the-art technology and we can't seem to draft a single plan to use them without threatening the planet with destruction. That stuff doesn't come cheap.
Yes, I know, I know. We're using the threat of world destruction as a means to solicit ransom - Yes, but if they don't pay, we can't very well blow up the planet.
Because we also live on the planet.
Well, I just think a threat we cannot actually execute is a poor incentive to capitulate to our demands.