intellectual vanities… about close to everything


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“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”–Matthew v:3.

WHAT IT IS TO BE POOR IN SPIRIT? This certainly is: after me posting an event in Berlin:

Unerhörte Musik im BKA

19th Jan 2010 at 20:30

Mehringdamm 34
10961 Berlin (Germany)



Meitar-Ensemble Tel Aviv


On Sun, 10 Jan 10, 07:36, ASW Webmaster deleted my post and wrote:

Subject Your event post – deletion

Dear Dirk,

Your post has been deleted as we require that all posts be in English only. Please feel free to translate your text, included below, and to repost it in English. Thank you!

Kind regards,


…and here is the sweet little E-Mail-conversation ensuing, which proves to me, that this world is just big enough for limited frames of mind:

On Sun, 10 Jan 10, 07:50, Dirk Stemper wrote
* SubjectRE: Your event post – deletion

Are you guys making fun of me? Except the addresses and proper names there were no German words included, whatsoever!

I suggest, you keep up your own event schedule, as long as you can afford dealing with your network member’s posts like this.

In the meantime i will take my time to think, if this is the kind of network, where i want to have a profile.


Dr. Dirk Stemper (untranslated German – hope you can bear it)

On Sun, 10 Jan 10, 07:57, ASW Webmaster wrote
* SubjectRE: Your event post – deletion

Dear Dirk,

Sorry for not being clear.

Please translate your event post title as per our request and feel free to repost your event.

Kind regards,


* To ASW Webmaster
* Date10 January 10 at 08:08

Dear ASW,

sorry for not being clear: there are just names included in the post. I will not translate them.

ASMALLWORLD will deal without the event post. And the event will take place nonetheless.

Please refrain from replying to this, if you did not take the time to read the original post first.


Dr. D. Stemper (still untranslated)

it’s a world of laughter, a world or tears
its a world of hopes, its a world of fear
theres so much that we share
that its time we’re aware
its ASMALLWORLD after all

(I hope you do not mind the post being in English, folks… )


Written by huehueteotl

January 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Posted in Current Affairs

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  1. maybe you should have written
    ‘Unerhörte Musik’ at the BKA theatre^^
    but I agree that this is somewhat nitpicky


    January 10, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    • sure, and then we can be lucky, that nobody had the intention of performing “Goethe’s Fist parts I and II”, else we would inadvertently have all the ninja-kids queuing for tickets…


      January 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm

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