The Boston Mooninite jokesters are free at last, thank God almighty. Wired's John Brownlee has the details:
Fully aware of the fact that they had no case whatsoever, Massachusetts prosecutors have dropped the charges against Peter Berdovsky and Sean Stevens for installing Aqua Teen Hunger Force Mooninite Lite-Brites all over the city of Boston.
That's not to say they got off scott-free. Berdovsky and Stevens completed 140 hours of community service between them, painting a mural for a local hospital. They also issued a public apology, which is ingeniously worded:
I deeply regret that this incident caused such anguish and disruption to so many people… I had no intention of upsetting or alarming anyone.
In other words, "I'm sorry Boston's city officials are such idiots." Aren't we all?
I stuck up for the Boston Two back when the media and city of Boston were flinging every stray brick at them. But both sides of the controversy got something out of this: the Aqua Teen movie was sort of a bomb. (It cost peanuts but it made less money than Code Name: The Cleaner.)