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). https://twitmericks.com/book-news/

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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Men Who Bought the World

Eight people ranked billionaire/

Between them control the same share/

Of global net worth/

As half of the earth/

Which many find rather unfair.///

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jan/16/worlds-eight-richest-people-have-same-wealth-as-poorest-50

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Max Whacks Hacks

A son of a fascist named Max/

Gets off on consensual smacks,/

For which he got gyp,/

But now holds the whip/

As he funds a watchdog for hacks.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38629469

 

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Trump is a Massive Cock

A Chinese purveyor of shlock/

Denies he intended to mock/

The POTUS-elect/

With his large erect/

Inflatable yellow-haired cock.///

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2017/01/13/chinese-factory-selling-rooster-balloon-that-looks-exactly-like-donald-trump-denies-its-supposed-to-be-donald-trump-n2271095

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Urine For it Now!

The Donald was quick to dismiss/
Reports of his urophile bliss/
As phoney and fake/
So please for Trump’s sake/
Will people stop taking the piss.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38586626

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Trump Pissed at Claims

A fellow who lives in Trump Tower/

Is said to be in Russia’s power/

For he could be hurt/

By FSB dirt/

Involving a group golden shower.///

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kenbensinger/these-reports-allege-trump-has-deep-ties-to-russia?utm_term=.wrJ64DXzK#.iyq3KmdEV

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Confirmation Sessions

Republican nominee Sessions,/
Confronted with former transgressions,/
Insists he’s no fan/
Of Duke and the Klan,/
Whatever initial impressions.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38564478

 

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McGuinness is Off

Sinn Fein vice-first-minister Martin/

Abruptly declared he’s departin’/

And blasted Arlene/

We take this to mean/

Election campaignin’ is startin’.///

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/09/martin-mcguinness-to-resign-as-northern-ireland-deputy-first-minister

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I Ran Iran

There was an Iranian man/
Who used to be big in Tehran/
But old Rafsanjani,/
Like Hassan Rouhani,/
Had fights over who ran Iran.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-38551639

 

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Wall Faces Barrier

There was an old fellow named Trump/

Who asked US Congress to stump/

Up cash for his wall/

As Mexicans all/

Said go take a big running jump.///

who will pay?

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Early Payday for Some

Top CEOs in the UK/

Receive such exorbitant pay/

They’d already made/

What others get paid/

All year just by lunchtime today.///

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jan/04/uk-bosses-will-make-more-by-midday-than-workers-will-earn-all-year-fat-cat-wednesday

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