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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 ( 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] >



Jack will soon be breaking away from the Megbot with his new robot free (as far as I know) side project, The Raconteurs. Raconteurs, not coincidentally, are people who tell stories with skill and wit. Stories, for example, that cover up a sister/robot switcheroo?



Sonic magazine cover

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.”


Blue Orchid Video

In this photo on the set of “Blue Orchid” Megbot is clearly missing her legs.

Photo by video director, Floria Sigismondi.



Get Behind Me Satan Images

Jack, a big fan of the number three, reveals his two newest Megbots in the Get Behind Me Satan album art.

Robots can stand in snow without proper footwear because robots do not get frostbite.


Get Behind Me Satan Lyrics

Blue Orchid: “We all need to do something /Try to keep the truth from showing up” Expresses Jack’s anxiety over trying to keep the Megbot a secret.

Little Ghost: “Though I try my best to keep it / There really was no secret” Meg is dead. She is a ghost.

Denial Twist: “The truth well you know there’s no stoppin’ it / And the boat well ya know she’s still rockin’ it” This song is about me.

White Moon: “Creature come, creature, creature / My own double feature” Megbot is Jack’s creature creation–like something out of a science fiction movie.
“My friends are all dying / And death can’t be lying / It’s the truth and it don’t make a noise” This lyric references their earlier song, “Truth Doesn’t Make a Noise.” See explanation below.

Instinct Blues: Meg can’t “get with it” because she’s a robot. She has no instincts.

Passive Manipulation: “Don’t just succumb to the wishes of your brothers” Another song written from the Megbot’s point of view. Megbot is encouraging non-robot women not to act like robots.

Red Rain: This song juxtaposes Jack and Meg as human and robot. While Jack is standing in the red rain (red = blood = life), Meg remains an unfeeling machine.

I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet): “And I love my sister / Lord knows how I’ve missed her”

Walking with a Ghost: Jack and Megbot have covered Teagan and Sara’s “Walking with a Ghost.” Lyrically this was a very predictable move for Jack: “no matter which way you go/ no matter which way you stay/ you’re out of my mind, out of my mind/ out of my mind, out of my mind/ I was walking with a ghost/ I said please, please don’t insist.” This is a clue: Megbot represents the ghost of Meg (because walking with a robot would have been too obvious.) Notable is Jack’s decision to change a few instances of the word “insist” to “exist.” Also, there is reverse speech in the instrumental break of the song. Early re-reversal suggests that Jack is saying “Out of my mind.” This can be interpreted as Jack admitting he was out of his mind when he created the Megbot and he wishes he could reverse his decision.


Jack influenced by the films of Fritz Lang

Recently Jack White took part in a Q & A session in the Little Room where we learned that he is influenced by the films of Fritz Lang. Fritz Lang is most famous for his film Metropolis in which a woman named Maria is kidnapped by a mad scientist and replaced by a doppelganger robot.

Megbot as Maria from Metropolis (Illustration by Rob Jones)

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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Megbot 2.0

Megbot 2.0