Penny-Arcade puts the picture on a wooden table, takes a digital photograph...
Definately made me think of TDWTF, http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/11/29
Although, in their defense, they give a good reason for it. Apparently being stuck somewhere without a scanner. I kinda like the effect anyway. The content itself is a little WTFy, I think Tycho might enjoy reading some of the less "intense geek" stories we have here.
Well, I definitely enjoyed it.
For this one I see a reason, to make it looking more like it was handmade and not draw on a computer.
But I have used this trick once or twice. I have no scanner (the lamp of my old scanner blew) but I have a pretty good digital camera, so I took pictures of the paper I needed to keep.