Diary of a Madman (Ozzy Osbourne) Easter Egg - Coded Text in CD Booklet

On the middle two pages of the CD booklet (the pages with the picture of the band), there are strange symbols. These symbols are actually letters from the Thebian alphabet.

There are 2 clear lines of Thebian text on the first page, and 3 on the second.

The first page translates out to: "Sunday" and "Thursday".

The second page translates out to "The Ozzy Osbourne Band".

By the way, I translated out the text by using a diagram in Silver RavenWolf's "To Ride a Silver Broomstick".

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Contributed By: Count ZeroHawk on 10-05-2001
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Special Requirements: Re-mastered version of Diary of a Madman
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rayzor127 writes:
Hey, use the same decoding method for Ozzy's Speak of the Devil album and you get the same results. It says "The Ozzy Osbourne Band" in the circle around the bat and there is a message about Randy Rhoads around the inside when you open up the album. Peace.
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Actually, in the circle around the bat on the sleeve and around the picture of the band on the back cover, it says "OZZY OSBOURNE ROCK AND ROLL MADMAN". I never used a translating alphabet to start. I was 15 years old in 1982-83, and looked at the album cover a lot. I knew it must've said something, because it had some form. The first word I got was "OZZY", four letters with two identical middle letters. "OSBOURNE" was easy to get as the next word. I used those letters to get the rest of the circle words. From there I had enough letters to do a simple substitution on the letters on the front and inside cover. Yes, I remember the inside was about Randy Rhoads, but I don't remember what the front cover discussed (hey, it was 20 years ago... criminy!) Anybody have the exact text?
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Jimmy writes:
If you tilt the CD booklet so that it faces up and down, there's 21 or so lines of the Thebian alphabet coded messages. There's about 11 lines on the first page, and 10 lines on the second page. I don't know as to what it translates to, but it is of Thebian origin.
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