Slate has an article up about the Beanie Babies insanity that gripped much of the US during the '90s and its spectacular crash. But, far and away, the best part is this picture:

This is two adults dissolving their marriage and, b/c they couldn't do so on their own, were forced to divide their Beanie Baby collection on the floor in front of the judge.

I believe the German word for what I'm feeling is fremdschamen.