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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Brexit Brainstorm

The Cabinet’s brainstorming Brexit,/

Whose ramifications perplex it./

The vote was to leave,/

But how to achieve/

This outcome continues to vex it.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37219143

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Anthony and the Johnson

Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner/

Whose selfies got ever obscener/

Hit marital strife/

When Huma, his wife,/

Discovered a fresh misdemeanour.///

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In Deep Doo-doo

A man who climbed into a loo/

Found this was a dumb thing to do/

He got himself trapped/

Where many had crapped/

Thigh-deep in a cauldron of poo.///

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/norwegian-man-rescued-trapped-inside-toilet-cato-berntsen-larsen-a7212841.html

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Judge Pisses on Bathroom Law

A judge has now told UNC/
It cannot enforce a decree/
Prescribing which cans/
Some folks who are trans/ 
Must use when they go for a pee.///

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Proxi Music

Excited astronomers say/
They know of a planet that may/
Have life – and what’s more/
It’s almost next door,/
Just over four light years away!///

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23130884-100-proxima-b-closest-earth-like-planet-discovered-right-next-door/

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Costume Drama

A beach-going woman in Nice/
Was fined by the local police/
For brazenly wearing/
A suit that’s not baring,/
Now seen as a breach of the peace.///

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/french-burkini-ban-row-escalates-clothing-incident-woman-police-nice-beach

 

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No Virgin Berth?

When Jez took a train to a meeting/

Rampacked, it had no empty seating/

Now Virgin says bull/

It wasn’t that full/

And Jeremy’s sit-in was fleeting.///

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeremy-corbyn-richard-branson-go-8692936

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Penguin on Parade

A penguin at Edinburgh zoo/

Inspected the royal tattoo./

The flippered Norwegian,/

A knight of the legion,/

Has now been made brigadier too.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-37155792

 

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Korea Break

A man disillusioned with Kim/
Declared North Korea to be grim,/
Deserting Pyongyang/
And that whole shebang,/
For which he was labelled a crim.///

http://news.sky.com/story/north-korea-describes-diplomat-who-defected-as-human-scum-10544398

 

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