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Flirty gay Saudi fake cop goes viral, may be killed

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It may be a death wish, but you can't stop the queen. Via Towleroad, this video of a 27-year-old guy having a bit of fun blew up in Saudi Arabia, and the participants have been arrested and charged with "homosexuality," "general security," and impersonating a cop. Homosexuality is still considered a capital offense in Saudi Arabia. But, you know, we really need the oil. Great hair flip at 1:45.

"Cruising" -- Hunx and His Punx

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It's hard to keep up with Justin Kelly's video endeavors -- he's got new clips for Harlem ("Gay Human Bones"), Alexis Penney (the sublime "Lonely Sea"), and a few from Hunx on the way. Read more »

"Belong" -- Washed Out

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As a friend wrote the other day, if you can't exorcise your demons, exercise them. To motivate my sullen self to run and swim, I'm skipping right past Nagi Noda's justifiably famous poodle freeweight extravaganza Ex-Fat Girl and heading straight to the Fonda-riffic video for "Belong" by Washed Out. 1-2-3-4, star wipe!

"Gonna Find Boyfriends Today" -- Myles Cooper USA

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What's as inspiring as Myles Cooper's 2010 anthem "Gonna Find Boyfriends Today"? The video for "Gonna Find Boyfriends Today," directed by another San Francisco talent, Skye Thorstenson. It's true. SF is home to singing strawberries, dancing cupcakes, Mr. Peanuts, cherubic choirs, floating hearts and flaming hearts. Find yourself a cutie and watch it.

Illin' for Illiad

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A preternatural rooting of the vengeful Bush legacy (and Obama continuance) into neo-classical sonic aesthetics? Another uncanny contemporary slice (in slo-mo) of the Illiad? A Shriekback? Sea breeze, sea breeze... These New Puritans' "We Want War" from the awesome and challenging new Hidden (Domino) complexifies their post-punk revival ways to put the sinew in Stravinsky, the killer in Achilles.

"Sha-Boo-Lee" -- Brontez shakes it

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Reasons to watch the Younger Lovers' "Sha-Boo-Lee," directed by Irwin Swirnoff: hula hoops; cotton candy; Vespas; Mission Adult Superstore; pay phones, Fag School; naked sunbathing; dance instructor Brontez shaking it; sounds like if Henry's Dress were on Stax.

Timothy Leary: now for cats

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Olympic ice dancing had me in its graceful, creepy thrall last night -- until this freaky Friskies psychedelic ash-id trip took all that gliding glitter to a whole nutha level. Yes, The Awl has live-blogged it.

Feeling Nice's analog Avatar chic

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Just in time for spring (and a Primal Scream revival) comes the promo for local design collective Nice's spring 2010 "The Gathering" line -- complete with psychedelic military projections.

The smell of sweet leather

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SFBG TV visits Suzanne George, local shoemaker