In this short I talk about a couple more characters in “The Big Belch.” They are first encountered in n a typical government upper echelon office. BLM/MMS Director, Irving Smallview, confronts his nemesis Herr Docktor Hans Verrucktman – a Strangelovean character forced upon over weight burned out Irv by the socialistic business hating penguin kissing liberals in Congress after the recent spate of oil disasters. The resentful and jowly Director in his rumpled grey suit faces off with Verrucktman – a dapper dresser with a monocle and cane – over his agency’s methods of dealing with the oil companies he is purportedly in charge of regulating.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Minerals Management Service (MMS) – under the direction of the United States Department of the Interior – is (or are depending how one divides them up. They’re combined) are the governmental agency regulating oil and gas leases.