Mick Twister

Mick Twister is an anagram of Twitmericks.

Mick writes limericks about the news on Twitter, pretty much daily, as @twitmericks. These are also reproduced below, with links to the relevant news stories.

He is the author of There Was an Old Geezer Called Caesar: A History of the World in 100 Limericks (Anova, 2013). http://twitmericks.com/book-news/

He writes limericks with a biblical theme for the quarterly 197 Piccadilly magazine. http://www.sjp.org.uk/uploads/1/6/5/7/16572376/____pp197_autumn_2013smaller.pdf

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Bear Facts

Attempts to remove the bear’s fangs/
Give Vladimir terrible pangs/
But sadly for Putin/
Amid all the shootin’/
He gets fewer bucks for his bangs.
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http://www.vox.com/2014/12/18/7414949/vladimir-putins-insane-sounding-bear-quote-is-essential-for

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Kim Jong Won

The DPRK’s secret hackers/
Persuaded #TheInterview’s backers/
To pull it from screens/
Which patently means/
A win for the cyberattackers.
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http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/dec/18/sony-cancellation-the-interview-hack-north-korea-watchers

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Suffragan Suffragist

The vicar of St Peter’s Hale/
Is blazing a notable trail./
The bishop-to-be/
Of the suffragan see/
Of Stockport is female, not male.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30510137

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Rouble Trouble

The fall in the price of the rouble/

Saw interest rates almost double/

Severe repercussions/

Will follow for Russians/

So Vladimir Putin’s in trouble.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30492518

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Merry Racistmas

The Ukippers’ Essexmas present/
To Nigel Farage wasn’t pleasant/
His Basildon hopeful/
Got racist when dopeful/
& joked about shooting a peasant.
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ukip-candidate-jokes-about-shooting-peasants-in-racist-and-homophobic-rant-9923478.html

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A Cell for Mr Biswas

A tweeter from old Bangalore/
Got mixed up in Syria’s war/
Police detained Biswas/
As one game of his was/
Distributing Jihadist gore.
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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Mehdi-Biswas-ISISs-voice-on-Twitter-wanted-to-be-a-strategist/articleshow/45508617.cms

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Sit-on Protest

Protesters from various places/
Engaged in erotic embraces/
Expressing their scorn/
For new laws on porn/
By publicly sitting on faces.
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https://news.vice.com/article/protesters-fight-against-harsh-uk-porn-laws-with-a-massive-face-sitting

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Air Traffic Jammed

As traffic control out of Swanwick/
Is now by and large electranwick/
A technical glitch/
Is more than a hitch -/
The chaos ensuing is chranwick.
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http://news.sky.com/story/1390974/flights-cancelled-after-traffic-control-glitch

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Known Unknowables

John Brennan of Langley, VA/
Defending the poor CIA/
Said nobody knows/
If torturing foes/
Has helped to keep terror at bay.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30437804

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Roger Rogered

A Ukip official named Bird,/
Accused of harassment, averred/
‘I’m not some old flasher,/
I slept with Natasha -/
I swear hanky-panky occurred!’
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http://metro.co.uk/2014/12/10/ukip-sex-pest-row-do-these-text-message-prove-roger-bird-is-innocent-4981450/

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