Originally Posted by squeakybirnbaum
This particular segment on Kimmel was already discussed in the first page of this BLEEPING thread. And then you responded to that post so you must have read it. Ring a bell?
First time I had actually encoutered it. Worse than any text can convey.
I am not the only one irritated by bleeps, and not the only one who hates the sounds of the bleep.
Why have the bleep so high-pitch and so loud? Now, some programs still have a bleep, but they make it a “soft” bleep. I’ll see if I can upload an example to YouTube so producers could use it if they just feel it is necessary, and refuse to use any sound other than a bleep
Right now, and this has happened on a few occasions, I will fall asleep while watching television and be awoken by a bleep. Now should a censored word be so freaking high-pitched I can not only hear if from several rooms away, but enough to wake me up? If it is high-pitch enuogh my ears will ring momentarily from the sound. From someone that experienced tinnitus contiually for a year or so, I don't want to experience it again, even if but for a short time.
Check back on some of the comments in this thread for others who do not like the bleep, and some who find the sound itself annoying. Then check the following:
Can the Bleep Censor Be Annoying?
Bettina R. Smith, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Feb 4, 2011 "Share your voice on Yahoo! websites. Start Here."
In most cases when we tune into television, whether it is the COPS show or other reality shows, there is this very annoying sound that makes the flesh crawl. What is it exactly?
Bleep Free TV
I'd rather hear the profanity than that annoying bleep!
As much as I like reality television and trashy daytime talk shows, one thing that I cannot stand is when they bleep out the bad words every 5-8 seconds. The conversations can be very difficult to listen to, if not completely annoying, when people are arguing or talking at the same time because it is steadily being interrupted by the bleep tone.
Article has a good idea:
Being that most TV sets are equipped with SAP (secondary audio programming) I suggest that they continue to run the bleeped audio on the main audio signal but for those of us who don't mind hearing profanity should have the option of switching their TV into SAP mode in order to hear it raw and uncut.
Should swear words be bleeped out on television
by Sharon Copeland
Created on: February 10, 2010
This will not be viewed as a very popular opinion, and it might even offend some people. I don't want to hear the bad words, but I hate hearing the bleeps…..think the "bleep factor" is just plain annoying.
Does Bleeping Profanity on TV Make Any F---- Sense?
Reality programming that features real people speaking their minds has become so prevalent that harsh language -- or bleeped-out swearing -- is relatively common. Watching Gordon Ramsay on Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" or "Kitchen Nightmares" sometimes resembles taking a hearing test.
Parents Television Council Calls For Crackdown On Pixelated Nudity And Bleeped Profanity
Did you know there was a 2409% rise in the use of bleeped profanity between 2005 and 2010?
06-04-2012, 07:26 PM
No kidding. So annoying. I yearn to live in a world where SWEAR WORDS are treated as just that: WORDS!!! No need to censor them...Or if you're gonna beep them out at least make the beeping noise be something fun like a clowns honk.
Is anyone else annoyed by those bleeping bleeped up bleeps?
I mean it would make sense if they bleeped out accidental swear words in Sword&Laser or Written by a Kid, but TableTop is so rife with swear words, they make up half the show. And half way through the latest Flog (Gunstar Hero) I began worrying I may be developing tinnitus.
Oh, and by the way, the common response of, “Find another program to watch" doesn’t apply. There is not a single network that does not have bleeping profanity. Your local news has it; CNN? Dozens of times a day. Example: Saturday morning, March 9: Expletive bleep tirade on CNN: 10 bleeps in 10 seconds. More bleeps in 10 seconds than in the decade of the 90's. Even MeTv has it.