Well, here's a happy post: Watched Ghost in The Shell 2: Innocence, together with Roomie Rick while drinking Sake (warm Japanese rice wine). How's that for an overdose of Japanese culture? The movie was way too confusing for us to understand properly, so we drank more alcohol after the movie while trying to dissect it. Conclusion: we still don't completely understand what the movie is about, but we've had lots of fun and drinks while trying to work up an analysis.
Yes, I'm drunk right now. Beer, sake, whiskey. Lights out. But I'm still confused about the movie.