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.///

http://mashable.com/2014/08/31/how-safe-is-icloud/

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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.

///http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/29/politics/obama-isis-strategy/

https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/505810698589720576

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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.

///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28986271

https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/505373677211635714

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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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http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/28/douglas-carswell-ukip-defects-tory-mp-byelection

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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.
///

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/26/plane-diverted-as-passengers-fight-over-seat-reclining

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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.///

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/26/new-cabinet-ministers-france-manuel-valls-socialist-rebels

https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/504321950265909248

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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.
///

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/tony-blair/11052965/Tony-Blair-gives-Kazakhstans-autocratic-president-tips-on-how-to-defend-a-massacre.html

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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.
///

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/healthyeating/11052156/Give-children-smaller-plates-to-help-them-lose-weight.html

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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?///

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/aug/21/malky-mackay-texts-iain-moody-friendly-banter-league-managers-association

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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.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28877001

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