The Daily Mail’s online gossip column is nicknamed the Sidebar of Shame because of its lowest-of lowest-common-denominator addictiveness. It’s seriously, mind-numbingly dumb—maybe worse for your brain than sniffing glue—but once you’re there it’s impossible not to just keep scrolling, and scrolling. It goes on forever. Justin and Aniston and Kanye and Beckham and Miley and Ryan and Eva and Katy and George and Stacey and do you feel stupider already just reading about it?
But it’s not all gossip: sometimes the Sidebar of Shame delivers some of the best, most wacked out, crazyass pop culture bits ever. I am infinitely creeped out by this picture of two girls from Somerset who arrived at their prom encased in life-size custom-made Barbie boxes, but also very happy it exists.