Saturday, 15 November 2008

A little over the top gear?

I just started watching the best of top gear (series 10) on iPlayer and noticed there was some pixelation which had nothing to do with the video quality over James May's face. Now putting 2 and 2 together, one of the 2's being that Jeremy Clarkson was holding a pipe and the other being that james may appeared to have his had near his face (assuming he wasn't chewing on it, which understandably would be censored) I deduced that the reason for the pixelation was that he was seen to be "smoking" (sarcastic quote marks) the pipe he was holding, which was neither lit nor smoking in any form.

Does this seem like a little over zealous to anyone else? I'm not really a supporter of smoking but still to censor someone holding a pipe in their mouth seems a little odd. Reaction to recent events or just plain silliness?

2 comments:

TheTelf said...

I assume it was a joke, based on the reaction from some groups to the original footage.

Other bloggers seem to have followed the same thought process.

Andy J. Wotherspoon said...

wow, never thought I'd be so unoriginal to blog about something someone else has, atleast my title was better :D

Yeah if it was a joke then it was pretty lame, they could have made it so much more over the top.