Line of the evening: Teasing the bifurcated episode -- first 20 minutes on Plamegate, last 40 with Jack and Meg -- Charlie intones, "A Washington investigation. And good music. When we continue."
Longest run-on question: Charlie -- "You know, when we think of Memphis and we think of the blues, and we think of Nashville for the country-western, and we think of New Orleans and we think of ... all of that. And New York has a bit of jazz and a whole range of other things. But Detroit has a real musical tradition, I mean beyond Motown. The rap came out of Detroit, and you guys came out of Detroit. Who else?"
Our favorite part of that: "The rap came out of Detroit."
Approximate year "the rap" was invented in Detroit?: Um, first we've heard of that, actually.
Number of direct questions about the long-debunked claim that Jack and Meg are siblings: Zero.
Number of indirect questions about said claim: Four.
Best of these: With his second question, Charlie asked Jack, "When did you two meet?" Jack's crafty dodge, "Well, we started the band in 1997 ...."
Factor by which Jack White's face appears to have expanded laterally since the photo shoot for White Blood Cells: 1.5.
Factor of sun protection in Jack White's daily moisturizing face cream, judging from his pearly complexion: Like, 2,000? We're ballparking here.
Number of questions phrased in the form of a statement: Approximately seven.
Number of times Jack White lamented the underappreciated genius of Orson Welles: One.
Number of results returned by Googling "Orson Welles" and "genius": About 152,000.
Proportion of those 152,000 results that directly deals with Orson Welles' influence on "the rap": Zero, probably. But we're ballparking here.