by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV
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As Planet Green’s reality series Battleground Earth films its way across the US, several local newspapers are chiming in with local reaction and giving insight into some of the ‘battles’ we can expect.

For those not in the know, the series will follow rocker Tommy Lee going up against rapper Ludacris in a struggle to see who can be the most eco-friendly. Both gents — while admitting they have some light shades of green — don’t come from heavy backgrounds on the subject and are excited to learn more — while also hopefully educating others.

Anyways, the odd green couple pulled into Dallas, Texas, film crew in tow, and not surprisingly low on biodiesel fuel for their buses. So, their mission was to get to Keller’s Drive-In and sell as many burgers and fries as possible to generate the most grease-convertible-to-biofuel. From the article,

“Under the direction of several bullhorn-bellowing directors, the rapper and the rocker were instructed to engage in some trash-talking over who would accumulate the most orders for everything from Keller’s tater tots and hulking burgers to those ever-popular corn dogs — all in the name of creating fuel-producing kitchen grease. Having dispensed with the taunts, each star sprinted toward in-coming cars.

‘I will give $20 to the person who can eat the most corn dogs,’ Ludacris announced. And the gathering crowd began to chant his name, clearly in approval of his scheme.”

Sounds like this series is going to be a lot of fun. For more info, jump on over to Planet Green.

via Star-Telegram

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Diane

    If anyone knows of someone that got pictures from the April 26th shoot in Dallas if they could let me know. I would love to get copies of those pictures. I did take some, but they didn’t turn out at all.

    Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you.