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08
May
06

NME

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From NME May 6, 2006
So, Just What Is Meg Up To?

Ever wondered what La White gets up to while her little brother/ex-husband/let’s not even go there, runs off to fulfill his boyhood rock’n’roll fantasies? NME attempts to separate the truth from the moderately believable and the downright bolloks…

She’s locked in a cupboard
One bonkers website (www.geocities.com/wilhelmina_wonka/ws.html) maintains that Meg is actually a robot that Jack brings out of storage when needed, built after the real Meg died in a car crash in the mid-’90s. The fact that Jack has only recently started using electricity may nullify this theory. [view clipping] >

23
Dec
05

Sonic

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Excerpt from sonic no. 10
Translated from Swedish to English: “And don’t be surprised if it there is a skull appearing behind Meg’s head on the cover of Elephant. It is Jack’s way of showing that he thinks the latest Internet rumour about the band: that Meg is dead and replaced by a robot is quite funny. Part of the evidence: Meg does not move in the video for ‘We’re going to be friends’ — her batteries are flat. In the video for ‘Hotel Yorba,’ she plays with a mouse and everyone knows that real girls are afraid of mice. It would not at all surprise me if it was Jack himself who started the rumour.”

23
Nov
03

Now magazine cover

From NOW (v.23 no. 11 November 13-19, 2003)

DETROIT DIRT DISH : MEG WHITE ON THE ACTRESS, THE ACCIDENT AND THE ANDROID WITHIN HER

“The seemingly programmed response from Meg White won’t be at all surprising to some. In fact, there’s a Web site ( http://www.geocities.com/wilhelmina_wonka/ws.html ) devoted to compiling evidence proving Meg White’s really a machine.

“Judging by her monosyllabic responses during our largely one-sided phone conversation, the theory doesn’t seem too far-fetched.

“‘I try not to pay too much attention to all that stuff online, but I know about the Web site dedicated to the idea that I’m a robot,” she says. “I can’t be entirely sure it’s not true, so I’d rather not comment either way.'”

(from http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2003-11-13/cover_story.php)

16
Nov
03

Much Music Interview

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November 13, 2003 – Live@Much
Transcribed from a live interview

George: YOU’RE BACK “LIVE @Much” WITH THE WHITE STRIPES. AREN’T YOU ON THE FRONT COVER OF THE ALBUM WITH A CORD AROUND YOUR LEG? WASN’T THERE A RUMOUR KICKIN’ ROUND THE WEB THAT SHE WAS DONE, THAT SHE HAD PASSED ON?

Jack: OH THAT MEG WAS DEAD, YEAH. THAT SHE WAS A ROBOT.

Meg: WHEN I BROKE MY WRIST THEY HAD A THEORY THAT THEY WERE JUST UPDATING ME. MEGBOT 2.0, I BELIEVE?

Jack: MEGBOT, MEGBOT VERSION 2.0.

George: ISN’T IT KIND OF COOL IN THAT SENSE TO HAVE ALL THE PRESSURE REMOVED FROM YOU—TO JUST SAY, HEY MAN, I’M NOT EVEN REAL?

Meg: I SUPPOSE … BUT IF I WAS A ROBOT I SHOULD HAVE PERFECT RHYTHM.

Jack: YOU DO HAVE PERFECT RHYTHM MEG.

(read a really bad transcript, or download the entire 30 minute interview at www.whitestripes.net. I’ll have sound/video clips soon)

03
May
03

Megbot “Confesses”

From THE FACE, April 2003
In a Q&A with Meg White:

Q. Have you seen the website that claims you’re a robot?
A. Yes, I have. I can’t tell you whether it’s true. I’m programmed not to tell. Jack programmes me. And a scientist from the Appalachians.

10
Nov
02

New York Post

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HIGH NOTES & LOW NOTES By MARY HUHN
November 10, 2002 — Candy-coated truth: Forget the married vs. brother-sister debate about the White Stripes’ Meg and Jack White. A clever Internet scribe knows the truth: Meg is a robot. Wilhelmina Wonka supports her theory that the “real Meg White died in a car crash and Jack replaced her with a robot at http://www.geocities.com/wilhelmina_wonka/ws.html. She finds proof in the Detroit duo’s songs (“‘Aluminum’: The sound robots make”), photos (Meg wears an Elvis belt buckle – “Elvis is dead. This is a clue!” ) and videos ( In “We’re Going to Be Friends,” Meg is supposedly asleep, we all know her batteries were dead). She adds that if you play the vinyl of “We’re Going To Be Friends” backward, you can clearly hear Jack say “Meg is dead, I replaced her with a robot.”

23
Oct
02

Glorious Noise

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“Hey Yoshimi, Battle This”
Wilhelmina vs. Glorious Noise in a battle to the death. Well not really, but you can read my “interview” here.




Meg White is a ROBOT!

Is Meg really Jack's Sister?
Is Meg really Jack's Ex-Wife?

NO, these are just cleverly devised white lies released through the media to distract us from THE TRUTH. Regardless of her actual relationship to Jack, the real Meg died in a car crash sometime during the mid-nineties and Jack replaced her with A ROBOT. The key to secretly replacing your band mate with a robot, as in magic, is MISDIRECTION. But through careful examination of the EVIDENCE, we can see it all quite clearly.

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