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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Go Fish!

The fish Microbrachius dicki,/
Had sex, though at first it was tricky;/
In long ago lakes,/
For all our sakes,/
They boldly invented the quickie,
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https://t.co/BajR9UO5OF

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Awks for AUKUS

In launching a body named AUKUS,/
A western security caucus,/
Joe thanked, in a blunder,/
“The fella down under”,/
Engendering laughter most raucous.
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https://t.co/orJBepz6Z8

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Reshuffle Kerfuffle

The PM promoted Liz Truss,/
Chucked Williamson under the bus,/
Gave Culture to Dorries,/
Gove Housing (plus Lorries!),/
And chucked Raab a bone for his fuss.
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https://t.co/rWvlgnlUm3

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Lats for pats

A German research team avows/
That cattle who shit as they browse/
Are harming the planet,/
But rather than ban it,/
We just need to potty-train cows.
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https://t.co/JEroV0p2bh

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Gone Bad

Top GB News man Andrew Neil/
Has quit three months into his deal,/
Right-wing badinage/
With chaps like Farage/
It seems having lost its appeal.
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https://t.co/KGNy9DSGRK

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Canu credit it?

Young Emma, at only eighteen,/
Burst on to the world tennis scene/
And won a Grand Slam,/
The odd school exam/
Another thing aced in between.
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https://t.co/2sxZqkNcHw

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Horny question

A project that’s quite hard to beat/
Found held upside down by its feet/
And hung from the sky no/
Harm comes to a rhino -/
Researchers, your work is complete!
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https://t.co/wNyz3xjthg

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Gavin a mare

When Gavin declared he met Marcus,/
His failings were rendered quite stark as/
He got the wrong name,/
Wrong player, wrong game,/
The walking political carcass.
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https://t.co/d3cIgKKt8j

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Bloody quackers

A duck on a Canberra pool,/
Who hadn’t learned English at school,/
Could speak it, and quacked,/
While mating, in fact,/
His fuck-a-duck phrase “bloody fool!”
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https://t.co/eMbzWNTidz

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Mullah tea-party democracy

There was an old man with a beard/
Who said “It is just as you feared,/
The Taliban cabinet/
Has not one hijab in it,/
Just old men like me with a beard”.
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https://t.co/Uqlj2cNz04

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