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) and There Once Was a Man with Six Wives: Kings and Queens in Limericks (Pavilion, 2017)

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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Rebel treble

Three pro-Remain Tory MPs’re/

Withdrawing support from Theresa,/

Who only has ears/

For arch-Brexiteers;/

Majority-wise, this’ll squeeze ‘er.///

 

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Honda absence makes the fart grow*

There is an old firm from Japan/
Whose Swindon plant faces the can;/
The exit of Honda/
Leaves Britain to ponder/
The shit that is hitting the fan.///

*The headline comes from the old saying ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’, by way of a marginally less old joke about a flatulent Kawasaki salesman whose absinthe habit causes him inadvertently to promote a competing brand. Move the first word of my headline to the end and change ‘grow’ to ‘go’, and you have the punchline.

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Partying of ways

A small group of Labour MPs/

Whom Corbyn is causing unease/

Decided to quit,/

Creating a split,/

While Tories said ‘More of this, please!’///

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Sorted for Es and wizards

A famous boy wizard named Potter/

Turns out to be rather a rotter,/

Who secretly smuggles/

Narcotics to muggles,/

His books serving well as a blotter.///

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Rover and out

A vehicle toured the red planet/

For years with no human to man it/

But now it’s all over/

For NASA’s Mars rover,/

Whose handlers at last had to can it.///

 

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Olly poor show

A Brexit supremo named Olly/

Committed a terrible folly,/

Explaining that May/

Must go for delay,/

While drinking in public, the wally.///

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Banks of England

Farewell to the great Gordon Banks,/

High up in world goalkeeping ranks,/

Who stood twixt the sticks/

To win ’66/

And earn England football fans’ thanks.///

 

 

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Infectious personality

A Fox TV host who affirms/

The lack of existence of germs/

May now find the friends/

To whom he extends/

No longer on handshaking terms.///

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Grayling all at sea

The fellow they call failing Grayling/
Should bow to the wind that’s prevailing/
By walking the plank,/
Since stormy seas sank/
His vision of vessel-free sailing.///

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Indecent exposure

Enquiries by Gavin de Becker/

Embarrassed the orange-faced wrecker/

When threats to expose/

Jeff Bezos’s hose/

Instead exposed Donald Trump’s Pecker.///

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