by Michael dEstries
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For the first time ever, Bill Nye (The Science Guy) and Ed Begley Jr. will both share a stage this Saturday for a talk during the 2009 PSEG Greenfest Expo. What’s sure to be a cage match is wisely the last keynote talk of the day; presumably to give paramedics and Hazmat officials a chance to remove bodies and clean up any toxic debris.

As we’ve mentioned in the past, Begley and Nye have engaged in a “friendly” war of the words over who has the greener lifestyle; with both sides upping the ante each year. Nye moved into Begley’s neighbordhood a few years ago and has been installing high-tech green gizmos galore; with Begley keeping a close watch on his progress. “Without Ed down the street pushing all of us to live a more environmentally-responsible lifestyle, I wouldn’t be so motivated to crush him like a bug,” said Nye in a 2007 interview.

We have no idea what the subject of the talk will be, but we imagine that it will go from a benign slideshow on personal renewable energy to a shouting match and then finally to Nye whipping out a giant homemade volcano filled with volatile baking soda and Begley rolling out a bank of unstable hydrogen fuel cells filled with C4. Boom.

It’s going to be awesome. And I totally want to be there.

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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