We gave Doug, who’s not in the O&G business, a video to watch and interpret in his own words. Here’s what he came up with…



  • The 1.2 Million barrel a day cut by OPEC should lead to increased oil prices. In other astonishing news, 2 + 2 = 4.
  • This deal with OPEC and NON-OPEC countries should aid the emergence of U.S shale gas in the future.
  • Unreadable graphs make for a strong cut away when people are babbling incoherently.
  • Proposed production cuts will insure the implementation of the program of the proposed cuts – This fact brought to you by The Department of Redundancy Department.
  • $70 bucks a barrel is something no one really wants.

Some highlights… (click here to play video)

:01 – If this guest were any stiffer he’d be 6 feet under in a wooden box.

:07 – Hire this host to plug the “Suuurge!”. Natural moment for a promo.

:22 – The start of Mr. Bantis’s love of repetition becomes quite clear. #TakeABreathAndCalmDown

1:09 – Is this a graph or a sketch of the Himalayas?

1:30 – Why is our host holding a pen?

1:36 – This chart doesn’t even know what this chart is trying to convey.

1:50 – Regardless of how you feel about the guy, Apolstolos Bantis is a tremendous name.

2:07  – “The internal investors as well as the internal investors”… now his wisp of hair on his forehead is pissing me off. Sorry, A-Pol.

2:47 – The off camera “Yeah”, from an unseen woman must be an answer to someone asking her, “Is Apolstolos on the verge of a nervous breakdown?”

2:56 – Our Hong Kong correspondent would rather watch apple juice ferment than engage Mr. Bantis, but she’s a trooper.

3:22 Who were the empty chairs for on the B-Roll footage? #WastedFlowers

3:41 – “What happens in 2017?” – Answer from A-Pol. No idea. But something about shale and financial issues.

About The Author Doug Krintzman

Doug Krintzman is a Key Art and Golden Trailer Award winning copywriter in the motion picture advertising industry. He’s helped re-launch Fuel TV and their new UFC content brand as writer/producer for the networks on air promo department. In addition to selling a comedy pitch to Columbia Pictures, he’s titled the films "Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle", and “Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl”. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Doug is an avid Boston sports fan, movie connoisseur, blues buff, and political junkie. Known for his quick wit, sharp comic sense and timing, Doug Krintzman offers a fresh take and brings unique and original thought to any and all topics.