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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).

Bear Facts

Attempts to remove the bear’s fangs/ Give Vladimir terrible pangs/ But sadly for Putin/ Amid all the shootin’/ He gets fewer bucks for his bangs./// http://www.vox.com/2014/12/18/7414949/vladimir-putins-insane-sounding-bear-quote-is-essential-for Attempts to remove the bear's fangs Give Vladimir terrible pangs But sadly for Putin Amid all the … Continue reading

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Kim Jong Won

The DPRK’s secret hackers/ Persuaded #TheInterview’s backers/ To pull it from screens/ Which patently means/ A win for the cyberattackers./// http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/dec/18/sony-cancellation-the-interview-hack-north-korea-watchers The DPRK's secret hackers Persuaded #TheInterview's backers To pull it from screens Which patently means A win for the cyberattackers. — Mick Twister … Continue reading

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Suffragan Suffragist

The vicar of St Peter’s Hale/ Is blazing a notable trail./ The bishop-to-be/ Of the suffragan see/ Of Stockport is female, not male./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30510137 The vicar of St Peter's Hale Is blazing a notable trail The bishop-to-be Of the suffragan see Of Stockport is … Continue reading

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Rouble Trouble

The fall in the price of the rouble/ Saw interest rates almost double/ Severe repercussions/ Will follow for Russians/ So Vladimir Putin’s in trouble./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30492518 The fall in the price of the ruble Saw interest rates almost double Severe repercussions Will follow for … Continue reading

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Merry Racistmas

The Ukippers’ Essexmas present/ To Nigel Farage wasn’t pleasant/ His Basildon hopeful/ Got racist when dopeful/ & joked about shooting a peasant./// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ukip-candidate-jokes-about-shooting-peasants-in-racist-and-homophobic-rant-9923478.html The Ukippers' Essexmas present To Nigel Farage wasn't pleasant His Basildon hopeful Got racist when dopeful & joked about shooting a … Continue reading

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A Cell for Mr Biswas

A tweeter from old Bangalore/ Got mixed up in Syria’s war/ Police detained Biswas/ As one game of his was/ Distributing Jihadist gore./// http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Mehdi-Biswas-ISISs-voice-on-Twitter-wanted-to-be-a-strategist/articleshow/45508617.cms A tweeter from old Bangalore Got mixed up in Syria's war Police detained Biswas As one game of his … Continue reading

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Sit-on Protest

Protesters from various places/ Engaged in erotic embraces/ Expressing their scorn/ For new laws on porn/ By publicly sitting on faces./// https://news.vice.com/article/protesters-fight-against-harsh-uk-porn-laws-with-a-massive-face-sitting Protesters from various places Engaged in erotic embraces Expressing their scorn For new laws on porn By publicly sitting on faces. — … Continue reading

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Air Traffic Jammed

As traffic control out of Swanwick/ Is now by and large electranwick/ A technical glitch/ Is more than a hitch -/ The chaos ensuing is chranwick./// http://news.sky.com/story/1390974/flights-cancelled-after-traffic-control-glitch As traffic control out of Swanwick Is now by and large electranwick A technical glitch Is … Continue reading

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Known Unknowables

John Brennan of Langley, VA/ Defending the poor CIA/ Said nobody knows/ If torturing foes/ Has helped to keep terror at bay./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30437804 John Brennan of Langley, VA Defending the poor CIA Said nobody knows If torturing foes Has helped to keep terror at … Continue reading

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Roger Rogered

A Ukip official named Bird,/ Accused of harassment, averred/ ‘I’m not some old flasher,/ I slept with Natasha -/ I swear hanky-panky occurred!’/// http://metro.co.uk/2014/12/10/ukip-sex-pest-row-do-these-text-message-prove-roger-bird-is-innocent-4981450/ A Ukip official named Bird, Accused of harassment, averred 'I'm not some old flasher, I slept with Natasha - I … Continue reading

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