My favourite Lou Reed - I mean loo read - is The Andy Warhol Diaries, a book without start or end, just a monster middle bit. Today it opened randomly at Monday, January 7, 1980: "Got the newspapers. The Russians are invading Afghanistan." Ah, yes. This stirs me to say something about the Antichrist Putin and his Georgian adventure but then I remember Guantánamo - here's an interesting blog - and so I'll shut up.