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
There is an old man in Algiers/
Who’s in for another 5 years/
Gets weaker & weaker/
His hold on the state perseveres.
There was an old man, Gabriel/
To whom we must now say farewell/
His novels live on/
But Marquez is gone/
A death we could sadly foretell.
A reservoir had to be drained/
So Portland officials explained/
When someone passed water/
Where nobody oughta/
(Let’s hope all the fishes refrained).
The ex-tabloid editor Andy/
Admitted that when he got randy/
He romped in the sack/
With fellow Screws hack/
Rebekah (his boss, which was handy)
A hedgie commuting by rail/
Whose fare-dodging went off the scale/
Has had to repay/
But being so rich, avoids jail.
A 9-month old boy from Lahore/
Is not on a rap any more./
Attempting to murder -/
Could this be absurder?/
At least they can wait till he’s 4!
Sue Townsend is gone, rest her soul/
Who gave us all Adrian Mole./
He wrote the odd poem/
(You probably know ‘em)/
On Thatcher & love & the dole.
Oh pity the weary MP/
Relaxed by the odd G&T/
Attempting to nurture/
The Commons researcher/
By placing a hand on a knee.
A fellow named Myners, a Lord,/
Has quit the Co-operative board./
He kicked up a storm/
With plans for reform/
That most Co-op members deplored.
A minister known as Maria/
Resigned, saying ‘It is now clear/
I’m just a distraction’/
Though this drastic action/
Was not, I suspect, her idea.