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About twitmericks

There is an old fellow called Mick/Who's been penning the odd limerick/I admit he's no Keats/But he does them in tweets/So to follow, you just have to click. https://twitter.com/#!/twitmericks "The limerick master of the twitterati" (The Guardian).

Medway Headway

The Strood by-election in Kent/ Solidified UKIP’s ascent,/ Farage making headway/ In towns on the Medway,/ Which Cameron swore to prevent./// http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c77d2ccc-7138-11e4-8113-00144feabdc0.html#slide0 The Strood by-election in Kent Solidified #UKIP's ascent, Farage making headway In towns on the Medway, Which Cameron swore to prevent. — … Continue reading

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Charm Offensive

Old Julien Blanc was a geezer/ Who taught with a woman you please ‘er/ By twisting her arm./ Resisting his charm,/ The UK refused him a visa./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30119100 Old Julien Blanc was a geezer Who taught with a woman you please … Continue reading

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Marley’s Ghost

Bob Marley of Kingston, Jamaica,/ A serious cannabis-taker/ Will now be a brand/ As weed gets unbanned/ Becoming a big money-maker./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30110235 #BobMarley of Kingston, Jamaica, A serious cannabis-taker Will now be a brand As weed gets unbanned Becoming a big money-maker. — Mick … Continue reading

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Abbott Shirt-fronts Koala

The annual G20 gala/ Was in Tony Abbott’s back parlour/ Where far from disputin’/ With Vladimir Putin/ The two men embraced a koala./// http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/prime-minister-tony-abbott-and-russian-president-vladimir-putin-paws-for-a-cuddle-during-g20/story-fni0cx12-1227124291019 The annual G20 gala Was in Tony Abbott's back parlour Where far from disputin' With Vladimir Putin The two men … Continue reading

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Bottoms Up!

A TV celeb known as Kim/ Whose bottom is big, though she’s slim/ Positioned a glass/ Upon the said ass*/ And filled it right up to the brim./// *Substitute arse if that works better for your pronunciation – I figured … Continue reading

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FIFA Madness

Tho FIFA says nothing’s the matter/ With bidding by Russia and Qatar/ That’s not the idea/ Of Michael Garcia/ Creating a problem for Blatter./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30042309 Tho FIFA says nothing's the matter With bidding by Russia and Qatar That's not the idea Of Michael … Continue reading

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Comet Rider

A robot was sent to a comet/ Intending to take samples from it/ The size of a fridge/ It sits on a ridge/ Like the cooker from Wallace & Gromit./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30034060 A robot was sent to a comet Intending to take … Continue reading

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Whips Do Lie

The poor old Conservative whips/ Had trouble in getting to grips/ With Tory abhorrence/ Of Euro-wide warrants/ So may have made one or two slips. ///http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-29983651 The poor old Conservative whips Had trouble in coming to grips With Tory abhorrence Of Euro-wide warrants So … Continue reading

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Berlin Wall limericks

As well as the on-the-day news story limerick I just posted, I also put one up on Twitter from the book, but of course I had to tweak it quite considerably to fit 140 characters. I think it may even … Continue reading

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New Walls, Please

As Berlin remembers the Wall,/ And 25 years since its fall,/ A fellow named Gorby/ Asks might the Cold war be/ Returning to threaten us all?/// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29966852 As Berlin remembers the Wall, And 25 years since its fall, A fellow named Gorby Asks … Continue reading

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