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April 2, 2017 1:43 PM   Subscribe

Soothe your jangled nerves on a sleepy Sunday by perusing these 22 oddly satisfying pictures. More at r/oddlysatisfying.
posted by Johnny Wallflower (44 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
I am oddly satisfied.
posted by hippybear at 1:48 PM on April 2, 2017 [3 favorites]


Especially by #20.
posted by hippybear at 1:48 PM on April 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


While I like symmetry and order, I was not actually satisfied. Except for the snake, which I felt was auditioning for a role in an 8-bit game.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:53 PM on April 2, 2017 [9 favorites]


Wow, number 7, soylent green is people!

Wow, number 20, adaptive reptile.
posted by Oyéah at 1:58 PM on April 2, 2017


Except for the snake, which I felt was auditioning for a role in an 8-bit game.

Surely diagonals only came in with 16 bit games. /derail
posted by hippybear at 2:00 PM on April 2, 2017 [3 favorites]


The snake is the best. (My husband would be very displeased to hear me say that.)
posted by obfuscation at 2:00 PM on April 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


I have trouble with seeing the word satisfying in a post that features a pic of a snake.
posted by anothermug at 2:06 PM on April 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


The snake was definitely the best.
posted by ambrosen at 2:09 PM on April 2, 2017 [7 favorites]


inbizibul sanduls!
posted by evilDoug at 2:12 PM on April 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


Yes, the snake
posted by mumimor at 2:14 PM on April 2, 2017 [6 favorites]


Is there a word for "fear of things overly orderly?" Because these and the World's Most Satisfying Video just...feel wrong somehow.
posted by byanyothername at 2:20 PM on April 2, 2017 [7 favorites]


The tree pruning is upsetting
posted by Ferreous at 2:22 PM on April 2, 2017 [5 favorites]


That's how snakes climb brick walls. And this snake who failed at the game of snake.
posted by peeedro at 2:23 PM on April 2, 2017 [20 favorites]


>this snake who failed at the game of snake

More literal than expected. Well done :)
posted by merlynkline at 2:26 PM on April 2, 2017 [2 favorites]


OMG the wiring in that cabinet. I want to fondle it.
posted by Joe in Australia at 2:26 PM on April 2, 2017 [9 favorites]


This seems appropriate here: thingsfittingperfectlyintothings
posted by strange chain at 2:27 PM on April 2, 2017 [5 favorites]


#18 is not so much satisfying as it is anxiety-inducing. For me, anyway.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 2:34 PM on April 2, 2017 [3 favorites]


And this snake who failed at the game of snake.

Are you kidding? That snake captured all that territory when she closed the loop!

That's a winning snake right there.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:38 PM on April 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


You're conflating Snake with Qix.
posted by hippybear at 2:40 PM on April 2, 2017 [2 favorites]


Those shadows are very satisfying and make me think of Uta Barth who won a MacArthur grant for that kind of work.
posted by jeweled accumulation at 2:43 PM on April 2, 2017


Worth it for the brutalist sand castle.
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 2:59 PM on April 2, 2017 [3 favorites]


The internet has taught me that I am SO much less OCD than I thought I was.
posted by kyrademon at 3:04 PM on April 2, 2017 [5 favorites]


See also thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com.
posted by Phatty Lumpkin at 3:10 PM on April 2, 2017 [2 favorites]


The IT guy in me wishes to say, Contented sigh.
posted by Splunge at 3:18 PM on April 2, 2017 [4 favorites]


Worth it for the brutalist sand castle.

Many more here.
posted by peeedro at 3:19 PM on April 2, 2017 [8 favorites]


I understand people being excited about the snake, but feel like #6 (the polka-dotted shoes) deserves more love than it's getting.
posted by Spathe Cadet at 3:29 PM on April 2, 2017 [10 favorites]




#14, the shelves of neatly order liquour bottles, reminds me of something else soothing: in a liquour store in Montreal a couple of years back, I noticed that all the sections or labeled with the type of booze; Vins, Bières, Scotchs. With this last, I felt absolutely certain I had found the only seven-letter word in French with only a single vowel.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 3:49 PM on April 2, 2017 [2 favorites]


I understand people being excited about the snake

Excited is not the correct word for me. Last summer I discovered a three-foot-long snake living in the door frame of the front door of the house (I caught him making his way from the hedge into an inch-wide crack between the frame and the wall at my waist height). I see now that such a creature could scale the brick facade of the house and let himself in through a gap around the air conditioner in the summer. This prospect delights me not.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 3:55 PM on April 2, 2017 [3 favorites]


Excited is not the correct word for me.

"oddly satisfied" has been suggested.
posted by hippybear at 3:58 PM on April 2, 2017 [2 favorites]


"Oddly freaked out" is more on point.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 4:10 PM on April 2, 2017


Would Alexander Hamilton be satisfied by this? I'm at least satisfied...I really want cocoa puffs now.
posted by yueliang at 4:21 PM on April 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


OMG the wiring in that cabinet. I want to fondle it.

Well, have I got the appropriately-named subreddit for you!
posted by dirigibleman at 4:48 PM on April 2, 2017 [2 favorites]


My favorite snake is the one that comes in the second floor bathroom window and then can't get out of the tub.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 5:06 PM on April 2, 2017


oh oh! I know #14! That display is from this new restaurant near me, Firebirds.

edit: looks like they have many locations in a couple dozen states.
posted by numaner at 5:53 PM on April 2, 2017


I have lizards living in my shed. Ok with me, assuming they eat roaches.
posted by thelonius at 6:18 PM on April 2, 2017


I'd really enjoy having people who are into this stuff listen to, like, free jazz.
posted by dreamlanding at 6:57 PM on April 2, 2017 [6 favorites]


Number 19 is the best. That symmetrical snow on the bench.
posted by arcticseal at 7:55 PM on April 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


I'd really enjoy having people who are into this stuff listen to, like, free jazz.

I would assume they'd prefer listening to just a metronome, ticking steadily without accompaniment, forever.
posted by biogeo at 9:44 PM on April 2, 2017 [3 favorites]


Similarly satisfying to Things Fitting Perfectly Into Things. (Previously on the Blue.)
posted by kinnakeet at 3:01 AM on April 3, 2017


I find some of these pleasing: the shadows lining up perfectly, the symmetrically aligned cables.

The snake, trees, and french fries all freak me out a little. Maybe something to do with nature being forced into patterns it wouldn't otherwise assume?

But bonsai doesn't bother me. Huh. Glad I'm not alone I suppose.
posted by aspersioncast at 3:56 PM on April 3, 2017


I like stuff being organized. If you're like me, a Google image search for Kaizen foam will hit the spot.
posted by Harald74 at 12:05 AM on April 4, 2017 [2 favorites]


#21 could be in the Tuileries Garden outside the Louvre in Paris. My wife & I both said "Minecraft trees!" as soon as we saw them.
posted by kjs3 at 5:41 AM on April 5, 2017


Here's an interview with the sandcastle bloke. Several pictures, shortish interview, but it'd be good as an FPP.
posted by ambrosen at 2:25 AM on April 6, 2017 [1 favorite]


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