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Bayeux Paper Towel

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Since the Bayeux Tapestry is not a tapestry anyway (it’s an embroidery), I figured it would be okay to do an homage to it on a roll of industrial paper towel. The original depicts the Battle of Hastings in 1066, bayeux27 from reading but with brown marker in hand, Freddy age 5 produced a more generic knights-ready-for-battle scene, intentionally mixing various types of armor.
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The Bayeux Paper Towel also departs from the original by falling a little bit short of the 230-foot length. It’s a little over two feet long, monochrome, and disintegrating as I type. So for the time being, the artifact more worthy of close study is the Bayeux Tapestry itself. But the five year old with a marker and a roll of industrial paper towels gave it a pretty good run for its money. You won this skirmish, Bayeux Tapestry, but watch your coastline, we’ll be back…

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