Interactive Graph Of Bank Failures Like Watching Nuclear Impact Zones

The one joy of WSJ’s otherwise mirthless interactive graph showing bank failures across the country from Jan ’08 to present is that when you slide the time scroller back and forth, it looks like, as Marketplace’s Paddy Hirsch just tweeted, looks like a series of nuclear impact zones.

You can also drill down to individual banks to see how much they went belly-up for and what happened to them.

Toss on some house music, scroll to the beat, and you’ve got yourself your very own recession rave.

Failed Banks [WSJ via @paddyhirsch]