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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Cloud Over Apple

Some naked celebrity pix/
Are garnering quite a few clicks/
While Jennifer Lawrence/
Expresses Abhorrence/
Old Apple’s in rather a fix.///


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Drama out of an ISIS

The sudden advances of ISIS/

Have sparked a political crisis/

For Barack Obama/

Made into a drama/

Re what his strategic advice is.



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Terror Firmer

The level of terrorist threat/

Is almost as high as can get./

The rating severe/

Implies heightened fear/

But no attack imminent yet.



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Tory Blues

The member for Clacton’s defection/
Will lead to an early election/
In which the ex-Tory/
May bring Farage glory/
And Cameron more disaffection.


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Recline and Fall

A man blocked a woman’s recliner/
She said to unfairly confine ‘er/
The crew & the pilot/
Could not reconcile it/
So had to divert the airliner.


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Liberty, Equality, Austerity

The government shake-up in France/

Amounts to a right-wing advance/

Promoting some pals/

Of Manuel Valls/

Who share his austerity stance.///




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Tony’s Tips

The former Prime Minister Tony/
Advised Nazarbayev, his crony/
On how to present/
A tragic event:/
Look sad, then spout some old baloney.


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Portion Caution

To stop UK kids getting fatter/
Is all about mind over matter/
The public health head/
Says keep them less fed/
By using an undersized platter.


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In a Different League

The LMA said of Mackay/
Our Malky’s a regular guy/
Who banters with blokes/
And tells racist jokes/
So why all the big hue and cry?///


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Sex, Lies and Undercover Lovers

The CPS says it is proper/

For someone who serves as a copper/

To take on a lover/

While deep undercover/

And base their affair on a whopper.///


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