COLM O'REGAN: This article is 'oddly satisfying'

‘Oddly satisfying’ is a phrase you’ll often find more often now in Internet-land. It’s a sort of catch-all for short videos of things happening that have an intangible quality of flow or symmetry or smoothness or just ... something that gives your a brain a little dose of Yessss! As in: “This video of someone slicing watermelon/an iceberg calving/a fascist getting slapped is oddly satisfying.”

The problem is that these are located on the internet and while being oddly satisfied there, you could find yourself being distracted and dissatisfied by something else.

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