As you can see from the data, things are going orthogonal. See the place where X is bent sideways and growing a shaggy line graph? Well, that's the least of your worries. We've got more information you need to see.

These odd data visualizations were created by Chad Hagen, a graphic designer who grew up on the great plains and lives in Minneapolis. I love the way he reduces everything to abstractions that almost make sense and then crumble into absurdity. Several of these images are from a series he did called Nonsensical Infographics.

See more of the understated insanity via Chad Hagen's website

Perhaps this chart can elucidate what I've been trying to tell youS

Perhaps this chart can elucidate what I've been trying to tell youS

Perhaps this chart can elucidate what I've been trying to tell youS

Perhaps this chart can elucidate what I've been trying to tell youS

Perhaps this chart can elucidate what I've been trying to tell youS

Perhaps this chart can elucidate what I've been trying to tell youS