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Goodnight Malaysian Three Seven Zero

issue #6

The recent furor over the exact wording of the last broadcast from the tragically lost airliner has us wishing for a touch of moderation from the network reporters feeding off of this story and peace for the families. The words in that last cockpit transmission don’t matter as much as the dignity that “experts” and their “theories” take from those families.

In that spirit, Long Awkward Pause presents a re-do of the beloved children’s book, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.

Our re-write was written by Katie and Omawarisan

Goodnight Malaysian Three Seven Zero


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Over the great green ocean there was a plane

and a weather balloon

and a view of Laos, just below the moon.

And there were three little bears, sitting in first class.

And two little kittens and a pair of Britons.

And a window-seat spouse,

and a flight attendant’s blouse

And a pilot, and a satellite query,

11,324 miles from Lake Erie

And Wolf Blitzer and a CNN expert reporting a “theory”

Good night ocean.

Good night moon.

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Good night Laos, just below the moon.

Good night light, and the weather balloon.

Good night bears, in the front cabin there.

Good night kittens, and good night Britons.

Good night spouse, and good night blouse.

Good night satellite query, so far from Lake Erie.

Good night Mr. Blitzer and the expert with a theory.

Good night reason, lost in a media rush.

Good night Malaysian Three Seven Zero.

Let them rest in peace, please just hush.




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32 Comments on Goodnight Malaysian Three Seven Zero

  1. I hope we will find out one day what really happened. I am afraid we can assume they are not among us any more. Good night passengers and crew of three seven zero you will be missed


  2. Loved this. Nicely done.


  3. Yeah…


  4. I love your adaptation and your last line, “Let them rest in peace, please just hush.”


  5. There’s a quiet peacefulness about this I really enjoyed. Nice!


  6. Hear hear! The mindless media drones make me want to vomit.


  7. motherhendiaries // April 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm //

    You may not have been aiming precisely at “sweet”, but you got there anyway. Love this…


    • We were hoping to be in the region.

      Speaking of region, no one knows what region the plane may be in. Today’s search area is the size of Montana. Did you know fewer people live in the ocean than in Montana? Let’s talk to an expert… Aaaaasugh.


      • motherhendiaries // April 5, 2014 at 7:16 pm //

        *Snortle* hard to believe, yet true… but I’ve been to Billings. Personally, I prefer the ocean. But what do I know?


  8. Clever and timely. I have a one year old and a three year old, so we read Goodnight Moon often. It’s always fun to see someone incorporate some adult intellect to children’s books.


  9. Perfect. You got it just right.
    Unfortunately for the families and the rest of us, the fate of that flight is going to be fodder for conspiracy theorists and idiotic pseudo-news shows for decades.


  10. Brilliant! Both in timing and dare I say eloquence? Time to let it and all involved start to find some peace.


  11. That is really beautiful… I don’t know that there’s anything beautiful about this whole mess or how the media has covered it. Just now that people are dead and families are greiving, and this comes about as close to capturing that pain as anything I’ve seen.


  12. Beautifully done. If only…if only the media would show the same respect…if only they would “hush”.


  13. Deanna Herrmann // April 6, 2014 at 6:42 am //

    Beautifully done. Great job, you guys.


  14. liamiman // April 7, 2014 at 11:43 am //

    Vey nice. I read it more than twice.


  15. Ahhh . This is a tough one. Having taught some of those passengers. Very tough.


  16. This was Spot on! Good job Oma and Katie!


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