Sabo strikes again with a poster of Hillary Clinton tattooed with very well done black and white picture of vulture replacing American eagle, wearing a pearl necklace and clutching roses. The fully naked body unattractively slathered with various iconography signifying corruption of every type including distasteful allusion to abortion, Persia, piles of money, devil worship, Jame Crumb moth, feminism, the numerous tattoos executed with varying degrees of skill.
He's very good as artist drawing other artist's at different levels of tattoo proficiency. Impressive as art. He sells his posters at his site, but honestly, who would want to decorate their home with political messaging? I just cannot see it. But there it is.
Have a look. It's interesting. Very interesting. To me, anyway. You must go there to see because this is a family friendly site and we mustn't stir unwelcome trouble with AdSense.
Sabo strikes in the darkness of night. I admire that. He hits some twenty places. I'm certain he scopes out his targets beforehand, not just wandering around looking for good places to smear up adhesive for his posters. This takes planning to place them in well trafficked spots that are sure to attract attention and annoy the right people. He wants the most people possible to see them. You can see what Sabo looks like and observe his demeanor yourself by these videos that Sabo uploaded after he was visited by two agents two different times. He recorded the sessions against their disapproval.
First by two Secret Service agents who appear at his home and oddly interview him through his studio window. They seem friendly enough.
Second by FBI agents who challenge him outside his home and are decidedly more menacing.
The four agents do not look like their Hollywood representation. This is California after all. It's too warm for wearing a suit and tie. Things are different there. Sabo is hardened. He is not intimidated by their customary approach that would have softer subjects trembling. We see Sabo, let's be honest here, a real hardened asshole aware of his rights.
And that's why I like him so well. That and his artistic skill, that and his physical ability to pull all this off. I cannot do that. I cannot do any of that. So I admire it.
Having said all that, I notice on Sabo's site something completely unrelated to all this that also arrests my attention. Maybe not yours. I'll understand if/when you dismiss it.
Sabo plasters his poster over previous posters advertising some upcoming music event, some rave, or just some artist advertising themselves. Behind Sabo's poster of tatted up Hillary is another poster of a rapper, I'm presuming, possibly a DJ., the image repeated four times and far less artistic, the edge sticking out from behind the image of tatted up Hillary Clinton. The man is wearing his sunglasses positioned on top of his head and he's wearing a shirt with an image of an Egyptian hieroglyphic owl. What? A good one too. And to me and to others studying this subject that image says very clearly, "M". We actually hear the sound mmmm in our ears when we see that specific hieroglyph owl.
That is all.
You can buy this owl M shirt if you like, but what would be the point?
Google images [shirt, hieroglyphic owl]
Oh. Other versions have more hieroglyphics, the image reversed so read right to left, the direction the animals are facing, it reads "d - dj +t - st"
Most likely a musical DJ then. I bet.
human foot and lower leg = d
that type snake = J (dj, actually)
that type loaf of bread = t (feminization)
throne, stair step = Isis, st, ah-s, htm, and ws.
I cannot make any sense of dejetest. I have no idea what they're trying to convey. Especially with the larger m.
Could all that be nonsense? Some rapper thing the youngsters are up to? Some way for them to be ironic?
Yes. Come to find out. Keep digging a bit and all is revealed.
Don't Challenge Drake on Ancient Egypt -- The Cut
Drake likes the owl, and that's all, the cover of his mix-tape and he wears on this clothes. Also a symbol of his collaboration group OVOXO
He should have asked for some help from students on this subject. Or else this shirt is knock off. I just now looked at one Yahoo group studying three Middle Egyptian hieroglyphic texts. I was surprised to see the list 753 members. I was stunned, imagining there to be only some 20 or so of us.
If the musician wanted OVOXO in hieroglyphics, that's easy enough. Any online translator can serve that up without any effort at all.
The "V" will be problematic. As with Spanish V and B and F are all voiced bilabial fricatives. So, pick either B or F, whichever little pretty picture strikes Drake's fancy. As seen, the B is a human foot, a tall sign while the F is a desert horned asp, a short and smaller sign. In design terms, it's a matter of style here. Drake likes the owl, that's all there is to it. Nothing more to discuss really, I expect the snake will have more appeal but it must be placed in the center of the space for it and not at the bottom or else graphically it will appear strange (the F snake means a lot of other things too having to do with paternity and distinguishing between the bits of helping verbs, all rather technical to Egyptian grammar that's as messy as English irregulars) Best stick with the foot sign. It's grammatically a lot more simple. But Drake is not concerned with proper Egyptian grammar.
Egyptian hieroglyph signs denote consonant sounds not vowels, and OVOXO is 3/5 vowels not present in Egyptian hieroglyphs. Although there are several near-vowel vocalizations that do have signs, but the phoneme "O" is not one of them. We cannot specify "O" but we can come a bit close to it.
The online hieroglyph servers will show the sign of a rope tether for cattle with an actual value of "wa" another choice is the chick with a value of "W" sometimes "U" as in the name "Tut."
See, this transliteration from the sounds of one language into another is not so simple as appears. Not the least bit direct. But anything that we do will be better than what the t-shirt designers have already done. At least ours will have some effort behind it.
The "X" sound is represented "K+S" while proper Egyptologists might prefer one of the guttural H sounds not shown on any of the simple online hieroglyphic servers.
Reading left to right, then, for poster behind Sabo's tatted up Hillary faces left, and going for something graphically attractive in mind we can have
Unless you prefer an F instead of a B
and prefer K+S instead of the harsh guttural H.
Unless you prefer the chick W/U then,
As self-appointed designer for Drake's more appropriate hieroglyphic t-shirts, this is what I offer for OVOXO if that is what Drake wanted.