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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).

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 The Irish have now had their say From Dublin to Donegal Bay A … Continue reading

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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./// http://www.buzzfeed.com/elliewoodward/harry-potter-twitter-bants-ftw#.peg5KK6y6 A character in Harry Potter Grew up and got notably hotter The Hufflebuff Neville Turned horny old devil Has … Continue reading

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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./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32825751 The Mirror's employment of hackers Drove those who were targeted crackers. A judge said today The paper must pay Some … Continue reading

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

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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 A judge ruled a baker should make A pro-gay equality cake The bakery Ashers Said we're … Continue reading

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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 The government's loss of Ramadi Is bad for Iraq's al-Abadi As more and more lands Fall into the hands Of #ISIS … Continue reading

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

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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./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32748106 The MP for Labour in Streatham Saw tabloids attempting to vet 'im Supporters of … Continue reading

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The Thrill is Gone

The late BB King was a star/ Of towering blues repertoire/ Although the thrill’s gone/ His songs will live on./ Survived by Lucille, his guitar./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15575668 The late BB King was a star Of towering blues repertoire Although the thrill's gone His songs … Continue reading

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Black Spider Down

The chap who is heir to the throne/ It may now be publicly known/ Would write Blair a letter/ On governing better/ Whenever he felt like a moan./// http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/may/13/prince-charles-black-spider-memos-lobbying-ministers-tony-blair The chap who is heir to the throne It may now be … Continue reading

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