MELISSA BLOCK, host:
Now, an update on the story of those devices that scared authorities and shutdown parts of Boston yesterday. The one-foot tall signs we now know were part of an advertising campaign for a Cartoon Network show, "Aqua Teen Hunger Force." But their placement on bridges and other high-profile spots and their appearance - lighted circuit boards with wires and batteries - sparked fears of terrorism. The devices were also found in nine other cities.
Boston's mayor says the stunt cost police more than $750,000. And he's prepared to take legal action against Turner Broadcasting to get the money back. Well today, the two men charged with putting up the devices in Boston were arraigned and released on bond after spending the night in jail. Twenty-seven-year-old Peter Berdovsky and 28-year-old Sean Stevens then spoke to reporters outside the courthouse and they set some rather bizarre ground rules.
Mr. PETER BERDOVSKY: What we really want to talk about today, it's kind of important to some people. It's haircuts in the '70s.
Mr. SEAN STEVENS: Yeah. We -
Mr. BERDOVSKY: We really want to discuss the style of them.
Mr. STEVENS: We feel it's really important because we think it's been a big inspiration on how people live their lives today and how they're going to live their lives in the future and how they're going to look at the past.
BLOCK: Haircuts and the '70s. And it went on.
Mr. BERDOVSKY: For example, Afro, I think, comes kind of from the '70s. But then again, there's other styles like the greased up hair when they actually used grease. I'm not totally sure where that comes from, whether or not it's from the '20s, or from - it's definitely not from the '60s. I don't think.
Mr. STEVENS: Little bit.
Unidentified Woman: You're not taking this seriously.
Mr. STEVENS: We're taking this very seriously.
Mr. BERDOVSKY: Yeah, please don't interrupt.
BLOCK: Well, after a few minutes of this, the press corps was not amused. It sounds like you aren't taking this seriously, reporters said. Berdovsky and Stevens said the same.
Mr. BERDOVSKY: I mean, these guys are not taking it seriously. I don't feel it.
Mr. STEVENS: Yeah, I really feel we're not getting the feedback that we need.
Mr. BERDOVSKY: Yeah, we're not getting the feedback that we need from you guys. If you really want to talk to us, please talk to us about the topic that -
Mr. STEVENS: I'm very disappointed.
Mr. BERDOVSKY: Yeah.
Unidentified Man #2: What was it like to spend the last night in jail?
Mr. BERDOVSKY: That's not a hair question. I'm sorry.
Unidentified Man #3: (Unintelligible)
Mr. BERDOVSKY: That's also not a hair question.
BLOCK: Finally, Peter Berdovsky, who has long dreadlocks, did get a hair question. Do you think if you go to prison you'll get your hair cut? He called it a very good question, and he said he thinks the law would allow him to keep his hair.