Returned from seeing George Carlin at the Warner Theatre tonight, his first performance since being out of rehab. It was a very good show, I'd have to say. Carlin is certainly what I would call the ultimate observational humorist. And, really, what most may very well see as an embittered cynic, as well. He is also fearless in how he says what you're afraid to say, pointing out life's absurdities and hypocrises. Some may call him a bit misanthropic, and that's understandable. But he recognizes the power of language, in my opinion the most powerful tool ever created by Man, and everything that follows from it. In the end, he's brilliant.