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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).

Alien Vs Creditor

A minister named #Varoufakis/ Liked skewering running dog lackeys/ Of financial creditors/ He sees as predators,/ Turning them into souvlakis./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33406001 A minister named #Varoufakis Liked skewering running dog lackeys Of financial creditors He sees as predators, Turning them into souvlakis. — Mick Twister … Continue reading

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Polls Apart

A No in the Greek referendum/ May limit what lenders’ll lend ’em/ But Left politicians/ Who hate the conditions/ Are after a mandate to end ’em./// A No in the Greek referendum May limit what lenders'll lend 'em But Left politicians Who hate … Continue reading

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Bubble Trouble

A bubble-wrap firm is in trouble/ For offering wrap with no bubble./ A bubble-free wrap?/ The idea’s crap/ And has to be popped at the double./// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/soon-you-wont-be-able-to-pop-bubble-wrap-because-the-company-who-produces-it-hates-fun-10360231.html A bubble-wrap firm is in trouble For offering wrap with no bubble. A bubble-free wrap? The … Continue reading

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Making Poverty History

The government led by the Tories/ Got fed up with poverty stories/ And so IDS/ Made poverty less/ By just redefining what poor is./// http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/07/01/iain-duncan-smith-scraps-_n_7704660.html The government led by the Tories Got fed up with poverty stories And so IDS Made poverty less By … Continue reading

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Fracking Off

Cuadrilla’s proposal for fracking/ Found backing in Lancashire lacking/ As people went wild/ In Blackpool and Fylde/ The councillors sent the firm packing. ///http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/29/fracking-application-cuadrilla-rejected-lancashire-county-council A plan by Cuadrilla for fracking Saw backing in Lancashire lacking As people went wild In Blackpool & Fylde The … Continue reading

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Dildoes of Terror

A CNN journalist spied/ A pro-ISIS flag at gay pride,/ But oh what a cock-up -/ The flag was a mock-up,/ With dildoes for script on the side!/// http://www.vox.com/2015/6/28/8857415/cnn-isis-dildo-gay-pride-flag A CNN journalist spied A pro-ISIS flag at gay pride, But oh what … Continue reading

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Death by a Thousand Cuts

The ECB says cut your spending/ Or we will not carry on lending/ But Greece says austerity/ Means for posterity/ Hardship and pain neverending./// http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/28/greek-crisis-ecb-decide-emergency-funding The ECB says cut your spending Or we will not carry on lending But Greece says austerity Means … Continue reading

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Courting Couples

The US Supreme Court has said/ That equal rights must go ahead./ Ohio to Texas/ Whatever your sex is,/ Or that of your mate, you can wed./// http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/us/2014-term-supreme-court-decision-same-sex-marriage.html?_r=0 The US Supreme Court has said That equal rights must go ahead. Ohio to … Continue reading

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Drum and Trumpet

One night in a blues bar, the drummer/ Let rip with a bit of a hummer/ He opened a window/ To let the foul wind go/ And got the bar fined – what a bummer!/// http://www.newser.com/story/208703/how-a-farting-drummer-cost-a-dc-bar-500.html One night in a … Continue reading

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Sperm Bank Welcomes All Comers

This one is not linked to a current news story, but inspired by a feature programme I heard on the BBC (link below). The combination of story and location proved irresistible. A big UK sperm bank in Birmingham/ Has many … Continue reading

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