This really is a pretty bad picture, isn’t it?
I didn’t really take a look at it before, but Ann Althouse, Little Miss Attila, and Protein Wisdom Pub are all correct: that’s just a lousy photo. It looks better in smaller versions, for reasons which I’m sure are immediately obvious to professional photographers – but in the full-size version it looks like somebody dipped it in nicotine oil.
The weirdest part? This must have been the best picture, too.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.