Old men, nerds, anglers, crown green bowlers and other pipe smoking types have been hit hard by the big freeze. Pipes, a type of wooden cigarette, don’t like the cold apparently. “Can’t light the bastard” Said Egbert Pike, a lifetime pipe smoker. Frozen beer is also causing major problems for Britain’s “Sad Old Git” or SOG community. “Usually we’d cheer ourselves up by doin a bit’o train spottin.” Commented Trevor Beige, a well respected SOG. “But they’re not runnin neither.” Yes, spare a thought for Britain’s trainspotters in these bleak days of winter. Apparently it’s not nearly as much fun when they don’t move!