Odd and Satisfying
May 15, 2016 6:18 PM   Subscribe

 
That ... was ... ODDLY SATISFYING.
posted by awfurby at 6:47 PM on May 15, 2016


that's the best thing since sliced jello
posted by krix at 7:12 PM on May 15, 2016


I am oddly unsatisfied.
posted by SansPoint at 7:16 PM on May 15, 2016 [3 favorites]


I liked the soundtrack to the last one better.
posted by books for weapons at 7:20 PM on May 15, 2016


I need a cigarette after that.
posted by HeroZero at 7:26 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Just in case anyone's interested:

https://www.reddit.com/r/oddlysatisfying/
posted by nevercalm at 7:33 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


I could have done without the plastic baby hand but was thankful that there were no vape tricks.
posted by bonobothegreat at 7:40 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Raclette at 3:17!
posted by The otter lady at 7:46 PM on May 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


Forget the uncanny valley, I want to know more about the border between Oddly Satisfying and Vaguely Unnerving.
posted by mrjohnmuller at 7:52 PM on May 15, 2016 [4 favorites]


After the baby hand, I was hoping for a bunch of clips of Humorously Unsatisfying things and was just a little disappointed.
posted by Maaik at 7:54 PM on May 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


Oooh, now I want to go honey scrapping.
posted by downtohisturtles at 8:04 PM on May 15, 2016


hey neat, that includes a bit of an ink making video directed by a friend of mine
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 8:35 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Okay, that chocolate bunny reverse Toht thing... what the fuck?
posted by Behemoth at 8:38 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Yeah, many of the food-related ones were more unsettling than satisfying.
posted by emjaybee at 8:39 PM on May 15, 2016


that was like sinking my brain into a nice hot bubble bath with a large glass of wine
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:58 PM on May 15, 2016


I just watched that lying in bed with my seven year old before lights out. I'm convinced this is the way to do it.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:19 PM on May 15, 2016 [3 favorites]


I'm watching this on a very small screen. Did they flush a pitcher of baby carrots down a toilet?
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 9:34 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


so basically just undulating things set to chill waves

yeah i can dig that
posted by Doleful Creature at 11:26 PM on May 15, 2016


"Did they flush a pitcher of baby carrots down a toilet?"

Yes.

WHAT THE FUCK?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 12:19 AM on May 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


The carrots and the toilet thing was a demonstration of the toilet's ability to flush objects successfully. The music cue right at the start of that clip was fantastic and hilarious.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:38 AM on May 16, 2016


Any psychologists out there care to explain why (some) people enjoy this kind of thing? Something about watching the physical world being acted upon by humans in ways that work out so much more perfectly and cleanly than they usually do in real life?

In any case, flushing a pitcher of baby carrots down a toilet was not satisfying in any kind of way to me. It makes me think about all those people who believe that once you flush non-shit down the toilet, it all magically goes away forever to some kind of black hole.
posted by kozad at 4:14 AM on May 16, 2016


The styrofoam thing sent jolts of pain through my teeth. NYOOO!
posted by juniper at 4:46 AM on May 16, 2016


nevercalm, I'm considering registering for a Reddit account just so I can upvote some of those. Thanks?
posted by Songdog at 4:53 AM on May 16, 2016


Better than Xanax
posted by nologo at 5:22 AM on May 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


To overthink this a bit, I think there are two different things going on here. One is the satisfaction of watching mechanical perfection and a kind of superhuman neatness - hundreds of little objects all perfectly aligned. Those seem self-explanatory to me.

BUT there's another style of video that's a lot different: the satisfaction of watching gooey, gel-like material move in undulating waves. Videos like that satisfy a really primal urge for me and always have: I remember being a preschooler and being obsessed with two Sesame Street videos, one about making peanut butter and one about making crayons that felt almost erotic to my three-year-old brain. It's such an intense and specific sensation that I can't help but feel there must be an underlying evolutionary reason for it, the way that the head-tingles you get from having your hair played with harkens back to (they say) the pleasure of having your monkey ancestors search your head for nits.
posted by pretentious illiterate at 5:30 AM on May 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


"Did they flush a pitcher of baby carrots down a toilet?"

Yes.

WHAT THE FUCK?


Previously and previouslier.
posted by msbrauer at 6:50 AM on May 16, 2016


one about making crayons

This one from Mr. Rogers is good, too.
posted by msbrauer at 6:52 AM on May 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


nevercalm, I'm considering registering for a Reddit account just so I can upvote some of those. Thanks?

I was part of the hate parade for Reddit for quite some time, until I discovered the "Reddit Enhancement Suite" browser plugin. Now it's my daily second destination, for such things as "oddlysatisfying," "mildlyinteresting," "mildlyinfuriating," "data is beautiful," "interestingasfuck," "nevertellmetheodds," "thingscutinhalfporn" and "whatcouldgowrong." With RES that's all you need see.

Between all of those, I had already seen all of these videos and it's where I see most stuff that appears on other sites first. Easily satisfies my daily need for internet weirdness and beauty in all its forms.
posted by nevercalm at 8:14 AM on May 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


BRB, I gotta go find something to pressure wash.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 9:09 AM on May 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


oh, man, under_petticoat_rule, meeee toooooo! Want!

I was delighted to see that the compiler included links to all the vids highlighted. It's most unsatisfying when people don't do this.
posted by taz at 9:17 AM on May 16, 2016


What song was that and by whom? Anyone know? Vaguely Pink Floyd-ish.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 9:59 AM on May 16, 2016


A very enjoyable 10 minutes.

Songs used in the video (from the video description):

Songs: The Bold Love - Gone by heroboard: https://youtu.be/pj4UbuKnHTU
https://soundcloud.com/theboldlove

Far The Days Come by herodboard: https://youtu.be/zmausZV-U0A

And there’s truly a Simpsons reference for everything.
posted by NordyneDefenceDynamics at 1:01 PM on May 16, 2016


i wish this tumbler was updated, but its archive can still give you satisfaction: things fitting perfectly into other things (previously)
posted by numaner at 3:16 PM on May 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


Walnut spring cracker!
posted by amanda at 10:01 PM on May 16, 2016


5_13_23_42_69_666: "hey neat, that includes a bit of an ink making video directed by a friend of mine"

Oh thank you for that, because when I watched this video I said to myself: "I need to see more of that yellow ink".
posted by chavenet at 1:08 AM on May 18, 2016


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