In what is most likely the whimpering end of the Aqua-Gate scandal, the artists responsible for the Mooninite Lite-Brites that shut down Boston have avoided serving time, done some community service and apologized for their part in the mistake.
Those who remember the hilarity of the initial press conference in which Peter Berdovsky, 27, and Sean Stevens, 28 discussed 70s hairstyles with the nation's press will most likely be disappointed in the pair's apologies:
"I deeply regret that this incident caused such anguish and disruption to so many people," Berdovsky told the Charlestown District Court.
Stevens said he saw the devices simply as "harmless entertainment" and had no intention of "upsetting or alarming anyone."
Berdovsky performed 80 hours of service and Stevens completed 60 hours at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Boston.
The men designed a cartoon mural that will be painted in a waiting area for children undergoing physical therapy. (We hope it's not a cartoon rendering of a bomb!). They also helped patients use computers, cleaned the hospital's sailing docks and helped produce a DVD featuring patients talking about their rehabilitation successes. All in all, doesn't sound like a bad job, eh?
Greenville News: Men apologize for Boston cartoon stunt