The odds are that Richard Matt and David Sweat haven't gotten too far from the Clinton Correctional. The latest reports have them about 20 miles west of what had been their "home." Here is coverage from USA Today.
But the two, already celebrities, have achieved much. At least, in terms of what commencement speakers have been telling us to do.
At my high school and college graduation, I was hammered with the notion that I should go out there and go for it. Whatever that "it" was.
Matt and Sweat went for chance to not only have some time outside of prison. They also had and still have the opportunity to make law enforcement and politicos look inept.
In the history of Americana, they will remain, along with Don Draper and Tony Soprano, antiheroes. If they are taken alive, they will receive marriage proposals, gifts and even visits from those who identify with their ability to, well, go for it.