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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Happy B-Earthday

To keep us aware of the worth/

Of this little planet called Earth/

They gave it a day/

Though no one can say/

Precisely the date of its birth.///

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Fast as Duck

A miscreant caught on a snap/
By a Swiss police roadside speed trap/
Was no car or truck/
But rather a duck/
With superfast turbo-charged flap.///

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Nothing Succeeds Like Succession

The transfer of power’s begun/

The Commonwealth speaking as one/

And by some coinc-/

-idence naming a prince/

Who happens to be the Queen’s son.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43840710

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Arsene’ll Do It

Old Arsene who’s now been unseated/

Went 49 games undefeated;/

Through downs and through ups/

With titles and cups/

That’s one feat that’s not been repeated.///

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43834283

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Attraction Reaction

A fellow from Leicester, UK/

Says painkillers changed in a day/

His orientation -/

Straight pre-medication,/

He now says he’s glad to be gay.///

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Underground Undies

A water firm’s named a wrongdoer/

And roped in the press to pursue ‘er,/

So Come on Eileen,/

It’s time to come clean/

Did you flush your pants down the sewer?///

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Brief Encounter

A fellow of narcissist vanity/

And dubious levels of sanity/

Engaged Michael Cohen/

To stop stories flowing/

But why did Fox anchor Sean Hannity?///

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/16/politics/michael-cohen-hearing/index.html

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Windrush of Change

The government’s eager to say/

The children of Windrush can stay,/

So who stripped the rights/

From British non-whites?/

Step forward, Theresa M. May!///

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/16/theresa-may-caribbean-representatives-windrush-immigration

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Sucker Punched

A boxer who backs Donald Trump/

Was brought down to earth with a bump;/

The man who cavorts/

In border wall shorts/

Was floored by a Mexican thump.///

http://www.the42.ie/rod-salka-v-francisco-vargas-3955712-Apr2018/

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What’s Another Beer?

Excessive consumption of beers/

May shorten your life by some years,/

So have a good think -/

If having a drink/

Still seems the best option, then cheers!///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43738644

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