cheesey.jpg(The photo above is not of the victim.)

Consumerist reports an assault at a Chuck E. Cheese using a “generic” photo as illustration, although with an attached disclaimer. Common sense would tend to resist this as appropriate, especially given the quote in the article from the linked original source: “Her stepfather captured in incident in a photo but didn’t know it until after they reviewed the pictures, the lawyer said.” At the least, this is an exercise in bad taste. On the other hand, it is a perfect illustration of the specificity of photographs and our preference to read them as metynomic rather than metaphoric or ironic. This video, however, has no explanation: