This has to be the most imaginative and evocative (but admittedly not info-rich) way to present data I've seen since the famous chart of the French casualties during Napoleon's invasion of Russia: this video of US housing prices 1890-2007 (inflation adjusted) via Rollercoaster Tycoon.
Hang on for the ride. It ends with you facing off a cliff….
i feel sick.
i do however thank you for pointing the way to netdisaster. that has got to be the funnest blogtoy ever.