Monthly Archives: August 2013

Famous Seamus

Farewell to a poet named Seamus/ Whose body of work made him famous/ Reciter, exciter/ And prizewinning writer/ His poems inspire & inflame us. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23898891 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/373732788299505664 Advertisements

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Cameron takes a Hammering

There was a PM who misread/ The mood of the party he led/ A Commons defeat/ Means Dave must retreat/ And let France bomb Assad instead.///   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23892783 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/373353985844838400 **Book out next week –  September 5 in the UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/There-Was-Geezer-Called-Caesar/dp/1907554866/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375432501&sr=8-1&keywords=mick+twister **

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Rude Limericks

In a rare departure from my normal posts, here are a few thoughts on the case of the QI limerick. http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/aug/29/stephen-fry-paedophilia-limerick-apology-bbc   This is the verse read out by Stephen Fry:   “There was a young chaplain from King’sWho talked about … Continue reading

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Limerick Licence Upheld

There was an old fellow named Fry/ Whose limerick made the fur fly./ But the BBC Trust/ Said clerical lust/ In verse is allowed on QI. ///http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/bbc-rejects-claim-stephen-fry-trivialised-child-abuse-on-qi-8789553.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/373089504300503040    

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Linguistic Twerk

A lexicographical work/ Has caused many people to smirk./ Selfie, bitcoin/ And vom are to join/ Along with food baby and twerk. ///http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/will-it-twerk-oxford-dictionary-online-embraces-selfies-geek-chic-and-bitcoins-8786842.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/372768737125863424

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Whistle While You Twerk

An ex-Disney starlet named Miley/ Desired to be rated more highly/ Her semi-nude twerking/ Apparently working/ Her coverage now outstrips Kylie. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23847366 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/372429954270912512

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The Cull of the Wild

The badger that hides in its set/ Apparently poses a threat/ Of bovine consumption/ Or that’s the assumption/ So must be dispatched, with regret. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23845851 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/372330130355417089

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Congratulations… and Urinations

A team after winning the Ashes/ May hold a few victory bashes/ But even caught short/ A cricketer ought/ To walk off the field when he slashes. ///http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/england/10266131/Ashes-2013-ECB-urged-to-examine-claims-England-urinated-on-Oval-pitch.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/372268881030565888  

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Bo Xilai Nouveau

There was an old man from Chongqing/ Whose wife and his aide had a fling,/ A fact Bo Xilai/ Believes explains why/ His deputy opted to sing./// http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/26/bo-xilai-trial-ends https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/372010151860912128 **  A History of the World in 100 Limericks is out on … Continue reading

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Dream Scenario

There once was a man with a dream/ That there might be equal esteem/ And similar rights/ For blacks and for whites/ To this day a powerful theme. ///http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/24/20154281-thousands-turn-out-at-march-rally-honoring-mlks-legacy-organizers-say?lite https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/371407150859317248 ** More like this in A History of the World … Continue reading

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