News: Mick Twister to speak

If you’re in London in October you’ll have the chance to hear me read some limericks and talk about @twitmericks, There was an Old Geezer Called Caesar and the second Mick Twister book, There was an Old Man with Six Wives: A Right Royal History in Limericks, due out early next year.

I’ll be speaking on Saturday October 22 at 3.30pm in Archway Library (right by Archway tube) as part of the Archway With Words festival – full programme here: Archway With Words

Admission is free, and I have no idea whether it’ll be as rampacked as a Virgin train or just me chatting to a few loyal mates and family members who happen to live locally. But the only way to be absolutely sure of getting in would be to book ahead, of course!

 

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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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Owen, Goin’, Gone

The leadership challenger Owen/

Did not make a good enough showin’,/

Found not as absorbin’/

As Jeremy Corbyn/

Who saw his majority growin’.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37461219

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Love Rats

A chap won an Ig Nobel Prize/

For pants of a very small size/

He put on male rats/

To show using stats/

How fabrics harm sex life in guys.///

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/sep/22/ig-nobel-prizes-trousers-for-rats-and

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Take a Hike

A hitch-hiker got a bit miffed/

When noone would give him a lift/

The NZ police/

For breaching the peace/

Have given the Frenchman short shrift.///

 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11714999
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Pitt Split

The couple they called Brangelina/

Departed the public arena/

As Jolie told Pitt/

She wanted a split,/

No doubt after some misdemeanour.///

http://www.tmz.com/2016/09/20/angelina-joile-files-for-divorce-brad-pitt/

 

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Roald Goald

A popular author named Roald/

Lives on in the stories he toald/

He wrote many books/

Where adults are crooks/

And children are clever and boald.///

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2016-09-17/roald-dahls-books-brought-to-life-in-cardiff-city-centre/

 

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Ukip Skinny-dip

A Ukipper stripped off his gear/
To go for a dip off the pier;/
Allegedly Farage/
Showed bare undercarriage/
And flashes of lily-white rear.///

http://www.itv.com/news/2016-09-17/nigel-farage-marks-final-conference-as-ukip-leader-by-going-late-night-skinny-dipping/

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The China Syndrome

Theresa, at quite a late hour,/

Supported more nuclear power;/

Apparently minor/

Concerns about China/

Resolved by the Tory kowtower.///

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/sep/15/theresa-may-accused-backing-down-hinkley-point-c-deal

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Election Fever

There was a contender named Hill/

Who started to get a bit ill/

To show her infection/

Won’t stop the election/

She roped in a substitute, Bill.///

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/14/politics/bill-clinton-hillary-clinton-diagnosis-pneumonia-flu/

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Stand Down David

A formerly prominent Brit/

Announced his intention to quit/

As Witney MP/

And use his degree/

In making things all go to shit.///

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/david-cameron-step-down-mp-worst-prime-minister-in-living-history-legacy-theresa-may-tony-blair-a7248326.html

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Quick Brown Fox Jumps on Lazy Dogs

The UK’s top trade diplomat/

Finds Britons too lazy and fat/

To work for prosperity/

(Except Adam Werritty/

With whom Liam once shared a flat.)///

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/sep/10/business-leaders-politicians-attack-fox-over-lazy-accusations

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