Monthly Archives: December 2013

Twitmericks Review of the Year 2013

News, Who was Whos, and Breaking Taboos: It’s the… TWITMERICKS REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2013 (A very selective take on the year’s events). WORLD AFFAIRS: It was a year of change in papal people and in who ran Iran, of … Continue reading

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Peer-to-pier – Facebook User Tries Stumbleupon

A woman who walked by the quay/ Was glued to her phone on FB/ But couldn’t update us/ Regarding her status/ Because she fell into the sea./// http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/12/18/woman-falls-off-pier_n_4465527.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/413319417108254720  

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Biggs V the Pigs

Old Ronnie Biggs helped rob a train;/ Imprisoned, he got out again./ He then did a bunk/ And sang as a punk/ While Slipper pursued him in vain./// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/ronnie-biggs-dead-great-train-robber-dies-aged-84-9012029.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/413259202878910465  

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To Helmand and Back

There was a UK politician/Who said the Afghanistan mission/Had been a success/In spite of the mess/And ongoing war of attrition./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-25410994 There was a UK politician Who said the #Afghanistan mission Had been a success In spite of the mess And ongoing war of … Continue reading

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Spurred Off

There is an old club known as Spurs/ Where all is not well, one infers/ Andre Villas-Boas/ Has just had to go as/ They lost (as too often occurs). ///http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/villas-boas-sacked-45m-goodbye-deal-for-spurs-boss-axed-after-50-home-defeat-to-liverpool-9008223.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/412615424690638848

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Santa’s Grotty

The Milton Keynes Wonderland Fair/ Had customers all in despair/ The ice rink was plastic/ The Santas all drastic/ & the magical forest was bare./// http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/dec/15/milton-keynes-winter-wonderland-complaints https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/412527000964714496

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Dr – No!

James Bond was a fictional spy/ Who liked his martinis quite dry/ Now docs say the bastard/ Got utterly plastered,/ At work he was normally high./// http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270087.php https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/411529850986299392

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Signing Off

There was a South African fella/ Who signed at a do for Mandela/ The folks who were deaf/ Cried WTF?/ As he flapped his arms like a propeller./// http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/nelson-mandela/10513487/South-Africa-admits-possible-mistake-over-deaf-signer-at-Mandela-memorial.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/411132269240135680  

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Selfie Abuse

Remembering Nelson MandelaThe Danish Prime Minister HelleCaused rather a flapBy taking a snapWith Barack and some British fella. ///http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/denmark/10509498/Selfie-diplomacy-Michelle-Obama-looks-unamused-by-Baracks-joking-with-Danish-prime-minister.html Remembering Nelson Mandela The Danish Prime Minister Helle Caused rather a flap By taking a snap With Barack and some British fella. — Mick Twister … Continue reading

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Taking the Michael

A poor Princess Michael of Kent/Delivered an anguished lament/No meals at the Ritz/Cheap flights to Biarritz – /Her money all goes on the rent. ///http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/princess-michael-of-kent-i-live-in-austere-times-8992739.html

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