On Letterman Monday night (6/24/08) comic Richard Belzar swore twice and instead of placing a piercing beep over the words, the show just omitted the words. Kudos to Letterman as the practice of inserting a loud beep has become so commonplace that you hear it dozens of times a day in various media, even on purpose in commercials and promotional bits. Give me the swear words instead. Leno used to edit out the words before it joined the beep consortium, and this year American Idol also joined the crowd going from a gentle chime to the higher pitch beeps on its edits. Way to go Dave!