So here is the translation of issue #19.
Pleeeeeeeease read the comic before you read the rest of this. The idea of this particular issue is that you don’t understand everything. Some things are explicitly signed (in the boxes without faces), others are actually part of a regular image.
I’ve listed the page number and what the sentence is, not each individual sign. If you want the individual signs, let me know. But it would be really clunky since signing doesn’t use functional words often, so your brain just kinda has to put the function words in there on its own.
I loved you first.
hawkeye #19; “look at me. make everything something to hit with. and hit them until they stop.”
But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing."