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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LLAP then RIP

Farewell Mr Nimoy, or Spock/
You’d many light years on the clock/
But now it is here/
The final frontier/
You lived long and prospered, old cock.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31672543

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Hue and Cry Over Dress

A pic of a bicoloured dress/

Provoked a degree of distress/

For what was its hue?/

Gold & white? Black & blue?/

Like many, I couldn’t care less.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-31656935

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Llama Drama

A curious beast is the llama;/
A pair of them caused quite a drama/
By breaching the peace/
And dodging police -/
Somebody call Barack Obama!
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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/26/escaped-llamas-arizona-lasso

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Fallen Madonna

The popular singer Madonna/
A Brit awards show guest of honour/
Fell arse over tit/
But Madge didn’t quit/
Though everyone thought her a goner.
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http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/feb/25/madonna-brings-the-2015-brit-awards-crashing-to-a-close

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Gerbil Reasoning

The deadly bubonic disease/
Was carried to Europe by fleas/
From gerbils, not rats,/
According to stats/
Collected from rings on old trees.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31588671

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The Last Straw

Ex-ministers Rifkind and Straw/
Are seen as a lobbying draw./
For five grand a day/
They’ll help smooth the way,/
Or change a Ukrainian law.
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http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/feb/23/jack-straw-malcolm-rifkind-deny-wrongdoing-cash-for-access-claims

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Racist Blues

When Chelsea FC went to France/
Some fans made despicable chants/
Dealing with racism/
Urgently faces ‘em -/
A boil that the club has to lance.
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/22/chelsea-fans-paris-metro-racism-identified-police

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Californication

A woman from south California/
Desiring her intercourse pornier/
Is suing E.L./
Whose ‘Fifty Shades’ Gel/
Did not make her feel any hornier.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/02/09/sex-toy-company-sued-50-shades-of-grey-lubricant-el-james_n_6643902.html

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#FreedAJStaff

Two journalists wrongly in jail/
Are finally let out on bail/
Now Egypt must see/
They all must go free/
It’s time to let justice prevail.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31450919

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OMG HSBC!

The chairman of HSBC/
Which, unchecked by HMRC/
Used every occasion/
To push tax evasion,/
Then joined HMG. OMG!
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http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/10/hsbc-files-hmrc-cleared-stephen-green-for-peerage-misconduct-data

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