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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Septic Sepp

Said FIFA head honcho Sepp Blatter/

“Corruption’s a serious matter./

So should I resign/

Or pour some more wine?/

On balance I favour the latter”.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32923104

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FIFA Officials Caught Offside

The Zurich police made a raid/

Suspecting that millions paid/

To highups at FIFA/

May just be a fee for/

Their votes on where cups’ll be played.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32895048

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Eire Gets Fairer

The Irish have now had their say/

From Dublin to Donegal Bay/

A motion was carried/

That folks can get married/

No matter if straight or if gay.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32856232

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Hairy Botter and the Philosopher’s Bone

A character in Harry Potter/
Grew up and got notably hotter/
The Hufflebuff Neville/
Turned horny old devil/
Has shocked JK Rowling, the rotter.
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http://www.buzzfeed.com/elliewoodward/harry-potter-twitter-bants-ftw#.peg5KK6y6

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The Mirror Cracks

The Mirror’s employment of hackers/
Drove those who were targeted crackers./
A judge said today/
The paper must pay/
Some 1.25 million smackers.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32825751

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Cannes of Worms

The festival bosses at Cannes,/
Attacked for enforcing a bannes/
On non high-heeled shoes/
All over the news/
Defended their stance to a mannes.
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http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/cannes/women-denied-palais-entry-for-wearing-flats/5088395.article?blocktitle=LATEST-FILM-NEWS-HEADLINES&contentID=42422

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Selling Like Het Cakes #2

A judge ruled a baker should make/

A pro-gay equality cake/

The bakery Ashers/

Said we’re no gay-bashers/

But God tells us what we can bake.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-32791239

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Ramadi Jihadis

The government’s loss of Ramadi/

Is bad for Iraq’s al-Abadi/

As more and more lands/

Fall into the hands/

Of ISIS Jihadi Baghdadi.///

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/18/shia-militias-ramadi-isis-anbar-iraq

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The Leaving of Liverpool

A player of national fame/
Quit Anfield to general acclaim/
It’s not just the leavin’/
Of Steven that’s grievin’/
But Liverpool losing the game.
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http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2015/may/16/painful-end-steven-gerrard-liverpool-crystal-palace-anfield

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Non-runner Umunna

The MP for Labour in Streatham/
Saw tabloids attempting to vet ‘im/
Supporters of Chuka/
Do not find it pukka/
How muckrakers set out to get ‘im.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32748106

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