“Meg White Sex Tape” Actually Product Of Internet Guy’s Feverish “Wank Mining”

When I first mentioned the sudden popularity of the search term “meg white sex tape” to a friend of mine Sunday night, we had the following exchange:

maura@idolator: so do you think the meg white sex tape is legit
unidentified_lurker: oh my god where did you see that?
unidentified_lurker: i mean i’ve seen it
maura@idolator: it was on google trends
unidentified_lurker: i’m saying who is purporting it’s legit
unidentified_lurker: it’s a message board joke
unidentified_lurker: i was thinking about forwarding it to you
unidentified_lurker: as a funny joke
unidentified_lurker: it’s great to have a video on the internet for indie rock people to jerk off and pretend it’s meg white tho

And we all know how that turned out. Anyway, The Daily Swarm plumbed the archives of the message board Hipinion and found where the clip was born–the mind of a poster named Itsmecraig:

On Monday, September 17, at 6:17 AM, a long-time member of the Hipinion forum community started a thread entitled MEG WHITE SEX TAPE with a simple link to a homemade porn video featuring a female sex partner who bore more than a passing resemblance to a certain rock and roll drummer. A brief 8-hour, 40-post debate ensued over the authenticity of its subject – with many of the same jokes that were soon to be made all over the world – before the thread slipped into the archives.

Until yesterday. You know what happened next.

What did “Itsmecraig” have to say about it after the story broke wide open? Here it is straight from the horse’s mouth:

oh shit dudes,

i found this video through random wank mining efforts and put it up here cause i figured you guys would have a laugh. it had nothing to do with meg white when i found it.

And look what happened. People, this is what happens when you believe what you read on the Internet–unless, of course, it’s from friends who you are drunkenly instant-messaging with late at night and who are on their shit, as my lurky, unidentified friend who gave me a scoop that I am kicking myself for not following up on is.

(Also, I seriously should have Googled the filename of the clip as a way to figure out just where the hell it came from. Let this be a lesson to us all.)

Back to the source: ‘Itsmecraig’ started the Meg White sex tape scandal [The Daily Swarm]

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  • Cam/ron

    I saw that Hipinion posting about a week ago and I was a little surprised that the media didn’t pick it up until yesterday. Yep, the Leno-esque “That’s not Meg White, that girl’s got rhythm” was posted there all right. It’s quite tragic that a media virus was unleashed from Hipinion of all places.

  • extracrispy

    FYI: wankmining.com is available.

  • Charlie Kerfelds Jetsons Tee

    @extracrispy:

    1. Discover phrase “Wank Mining” while reading “news” of possible Meg White sex tape.
    2. Purchase domain name “www.wankmining.com.”
    3. ???
    4. Profit.

  • Jack S

    It’s not [subject] because [bad joke].

  • extracrispy

    @Charlie Kerfelds Jetsons Tee: Damn, we didn’t act fast enough!

    Domain Name: WANKMINING.COM
    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. ([www.godaddy.com])
    Created on: 25-Sep-07
    Expires on: 25-Sep-08

    Registrant:
    Guacamole Enterprises
    4522 Woodman Ave Apt C308
    Sherman Oaks, California 91423
    United States

  • Pherdnut

    Indie rockers need an excuse to jerk off?

  • wondergoodtx

    @extracrispy:

    That’s awesome!

  • Rory B. Bellows

    My #1 question is whether the guy that posted the clip’s name is Craig (as in “Its me. Craig.”) Or if he’s trying to alert his presence to some other guy named Craig (“Its me, Craig!!!”). That’s the only mystery we have left.

  • Rory B. Bellows

    On second though, I guess he could be a pirate identifying which Craig is his (“Its me Craig. Arghhhh.”) Was this posted on talk like a pirate day?

  • Rory B. Bellows

    On second thought, I guess he could be a pirate identifying which Craig was his (“Its me Craig. Arghhhh.”) Was it posted on talk like a pirate day?

  • CharlesRockyPamplin

    “Wank Mine”? seriously? this is what the internet has come to? having access to any kind of porn isn’t enough anymore, we now have to have sites to gold-sieve the best beat-off material?

    that sans Tie guy from the Iran and such as may as well invade now…

  • lazerbunny!

    Im with the person that made the point “indie rockers need an excuse to jerk off?”
    I mean isnt that all that indie rock is… alot of jerking off, and fantasy role play about doing something important enough to actually impress the people out of staring at their shoes, and looking at THE INTERNET instead. whoa, huge leap there.

  • Petey-D

    BOTTOM LINE: IS IT, OR NOT MEG WHITE IN THE SEX TAPE?????????? IF SO, LEAVE THE POOR GIRL ALONE. SHE’S HUMAN AND LIKE OTHER WOMEN HAS NEEDS TO.

    MY GOD, AFTER SEEING THAT VIDEO, WHAT I WOULDNT DO TO HAVE A NIGHT WITH HER.

  • Petey_is_gay

    Shut up Petey, you whiny and utterly pathetic bitch-boy.

  • Nono

    I do understand you couldn’t imagine her being taped or taping herself doing such thing. Regardless, well, she likes cameras – probably also sex as any normal human being – and maybe the video wasn’t really meant to become widely known. Many people tape their private moments, however letting it escape online can sure cause acute stress, specially concerning to shy individuals. I don’t see why it shouldn’t be White. Besides, the girl in that video is very alike.My whole point might though be: How can people find it noticeable, why does anyone care? I don’t mind.

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  • wpadgette

    Reminds me of the old joke: “What is the difference between a slut and a whore?”
    Answer: “A slut sleeps with anyone, a whore sleeps with anyone….but you.”

    Plain and simple, celebrities have been having sex since the dawn of celebrity. Now, with the internet, we can have access to their private tapes (once they are stolen from them, of course) and/or tapes of look-a-likes. Either way, you either put it into your spank-bank, or you leave it alone and don’t look. Don’t assume someone is bad/dirty/evil just because there is a naked picture of them out there.

  • Mike Pesole

    “More than a passing resemblance to Meg White” with a guy that has “more than a passing resemblance to John Meyer” Considering his ego conquests, I wouldn’t doubt that this is a real deal. The fact that The Stripes disbanded after this tape came out is too much of a “co-incidence” for me.