Hit & Run

"What we really want to talk about today—it's kind of important to some people—it's haircuts of the 1970s."

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This is, without question, the greatest scandal/hoax of the decade.

Two men accusing of placing electronic advertising devices around the city in a publicity stunt that stirred fears of terrorism and shut down parts of the city were released from jail Thursday, apparently amused with the prank.

Peter Berdovsky, 27, and Sean Stevens, 28, were released on $2,500 cash bond after each pleaded not guilty to placing a hoax device and disorderly conduct for a device found Wednesday at a subway station. They waved and smiled as they greeted people in court.

Outside, they met waiting reporters and television cameras and launched into an unusual discussion of hair styles of the 1970s.

"What we really want to talk about today -- it's kind of important to some people -- it's haircuts of the 1970s," Berdovsky said.

I just watched the press conference on Fox - it's a complete hacking and demolition of the entire concept of a press conference. [UPDATE: Video is here.] In response to a question on what would happen if they were sent to prison, Stevens said "Whatever happens, I feel like my hair is safe right now." And the assorted reporters got pissier and nastier in response to the prankers who refused to stop joking.

Brian Doherty blogged Mooninitegate yesterday.

UPDATE: Here's the video on Youtube.