It’s Christmas Eve and since TV’s most confusing show is unlikely to ever come wrapped with a nice little bow, Mr Robot Hacks has a gift for you…
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’
Elliot’s Mom’s house, the jail not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
Why a gift on Christmas Eve and not Christmas Day? Well in Iceland, land of Björk, airplane-grounding volcanoes and anti-incest smartphone apps they open gifts on Christmas Eve in what they call Jolabokaflod, or “Christmas Book Flood”, The majority of books in Iceland are sold in the run up to Christmas and everyone – children, mums, dads, brothers, sisters (often one in the same) all go to bed (often one in the same bed) to read their books. How cool is that?
How cool is that? Not the incest part, but the idea of a hearty Scandinavian Christmas meal, opening presents next to a log fire, a few egg-nogs and cuddling up under reindeer skin blankets in your igloo to read your new book while you wait for Santa Claus.
Despite Mr Robot Hacks white beards and rosy cheeks, we can’t deliver each and every one of you an actual book, but we can deliver you this:
The Red Wheelbarrow, also known as Episode 1.9 is by Sam Esmail and Courtney Looney journals Elliot’s time in jail and takes place between Season 1 and Season 2. It’s where Elliot’s famous line Control is an illusion comes from.
I wonder if it explains why the only English that Tyrell Wellick’s Swedish father knew were the words of the William Carlos Williams’ 1923 poem.
But you better be quick as Pyro Carla is looking for shit to set fire to or Youtube might take the video down.
As ever, we better point out that it is available to buy here.
Look out for our special Mr Robot Hacks Christmas Video tomorrow! Have a great Christmas Eve!