I'm sure if a Japanese person had walked into the house in the middle of this game, they would have gone away shaking their heads and with their suspicions that all gaijin (foreigners) suffer from insanity confirmed. We are playing the "Mike McLain Version" of a card game called "The Great Dalmuti." The addition of the goofy-looking hats, as well as a few other random rules, makes for a pretty hilarious game. And it seems like it gets more hilarious the longer you play and the later you stay up. Why is that, I wonder?