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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Missing in Inaction

The shutdown returned to the Senate/

For compromise talks to prevennit/

With no help from Trump,/

Who sat on his rump,/

And even now seems to resennit.///

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/22/politics/trump-policy-shutdown-analysis/index.html

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The President’s Progress

Let’s all give a leader a cheer/

Who’s now been in power a year;/

His post fairly won,/

He’s getting things done -/

In Gambia, just to be clear.///

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Thumping Trump’s Rump

An elderly man often seen/

Out stroking his balls on the green/

Reportedly thanked/

A porn star who spanked/

His bottom with Forbes Magazine.///

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Entente Commerciale

In Britain, the leader of France/
Set out what would greatly enhance/
His cooperation/
To block immigration -/ 
A sizeable sterling advance.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42723401

 

 

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Flake News

Republican Senator Flake/

Says labelling media fake/

Cos you disapprove/

Is kind of a move/

That someone like Stalin would make.///

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/17/jeff-flake-donald-trump-fake-news-stalin-senate-speech

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Norman News Network

The Normans had no way of showing/

How well England’s conquest was going -/

No press or TV,/

No tweets, no FB – /

So nuns had to get to work sewing.///

 

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The Nose Knows Best

A fellow who stifled a sneeze/

Prevented the spread of disease/

But ruptured his throat,/

Two specialists note,/

So just use a handkerchief please.///

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Carillion’s Billions

An outsourcing firm going under/
Prompts government critics to wonder/
Was giving Carillion,/
With debts of a billion,/
More contracts a bit of a blunder?///

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Henry Gives Partner the Chop

A rather obscure UKIP chief/
Whose colleagues expressed the belief/
That his partner’s racism/
Somewhat disgraces ’em/
Has made the relationship brief.///

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Battered Sausage

A butcher got trapped in his store/
With frozen meat products galore;/
He did what he could/
And grabbed a black pud/
Then used it to bash in the door.///

 

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