Monday, July 04, 2005

Fraud Plagues Aomori's Find a Bear Campaign

Earlier today Gaijin for Life executives uncovered an attempt by a junior staff member to fraudulently claim victory in Operation Bear Watch’s “Find a Bear” campaign. “We are 100% committed to beating that Jamie Patterson guy in Noheji,” said chief executive Ruuku-sensei, “but we do not feel it is necessary to do so by using poor quality fake photos created with Photo Impression 4. If Gaijin for Life decides to win using fakes, it will have real fakes professionally made by professional forgers. We’re not going to let some low level flunky cause our organization to lose face in its competition with avoidinglife.com.” The current scandal came to light following earlier speculation that Gaijin for Life’s acquisition of a DiMAGE X31 (unofficially christened Bear Runner) would decrease the likelihood of foul play stemming from low quality keitai photography.

Early results of the ongoing investigation show that this image of a white bear (Shimokita’s crescent moon bears are black) superimposed on a photo of Gaijin in the woods was electronically cut out from a larger photo . . .

. . . of an as yet unidentified bear behind bars . . .

. . . secretly photographed . . .

. . . in a travelling zoo . . .

. . . in the Daie parking lot in Mutsu.