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Top Ten Things "tink!" Could Be?

Jordan Knight, one of the five aging boy-band troubadours who make up New Kids On The Block sent out a tweet on April 23, at 1:14AM, with the simple enigmatic word: "tink!" From that day forward, tens of 1000s of tweets have flooded into the Twitterverse questioning what he meant by that!

















Up until the time of this posting on April 26, 2009, tweeps continue to be left in the dark, with only a handful of updates from Knight, the most recent of which noted: "Dante is gonna make a video of me demonstrating what Tink! is...  I'll put it on the website or something..."

While we wait to find out if Ashton Kutcher is hiding in the bushes ready to send us a "punk'd," tweet or whether this is a desperate attempt on the part of a fading recording artist to revive his failing career - time will tell.



But in the meantime, while those of us with nothing better to do than keep a watchful eye on Twitter's trending reports, I thought it might be fun to conjecture WTF "tink!" could possibly mean?... and then at the end of this blog have you all vote on what you think is the most likely hidden meaning!

TOP TEN THINGS "tink!' COULD BE?

Clinking of Glasses

 

 

Sound of a Hummingbird

 

 

A silent gas emitted rectally

 

 

Short for "stink"

 

 

Short for "tinkle"

 



Short for Tinkerbell

 

 

Acronym - Tweeting Interest in New Kids

 

 

tink! spelled backwards is KNIT!
(and I have no clue what KNIT is an acronym for?)

 

 

New single off of the latest New Kids on the Block CD



None of the Above





Ron Callari (not a Hater, just a Blogger!)Ron Callari (not a Hater, just a Blogger!)Update: Since this blog was posted, I have received over 1000 "hate" tweets, 100 "hate" comments and 1 tweet from Jordan Knight himself. So obviously the New Kids on the Block are back and furiously popular once again.

As the writer of this blog and poll, I found it more than amazing that a recording artist could capture the imagination of his fans by posting an inane word like "tink" on Twitter. And then watch his adoring fans tweet themselves silly for the last 96 hours in hopes they will be the first to uncover its meaning. I was even more amazed when I described Jordan Knight as a potentially failing artist. It was a point of conjecture on my part, but in the course of the last 4 days I have received more "hate" tweets than I can shake a stick at. (Sorry about that ladies!)

But even Jordan Knight himself noted my blog in one of his recent tweets, and apparently he was pleased that somebody was writing about the 'tink' phenomenon--->
http://twitter.com/jordanknight/status/1636072616

Jordan Knight's email referring to this blog!Jordan Knight's email referring to this blog!

So maybe if the man himself can rise above a mild critique, his fans should take notice and follow suit. After all, your visit to this blog reinforces his popularity!

So as a social media  experiment, Jordan Knight, my hat is off to you. Bravo on rallying your troops behind something you have kept secret for so long. While in the history of viral marketing this will not go down as one of the greatest examples, it is none the less a very valiant attempt of using the Internet to create a buzz... and direct it to do one's bidding!

Well I hope that I gotcha you tinking...give us your thoughts by voting for the best guess as to WTF you tink tink! is? Survey results will be available here and on twitter. Tweet http://twitter.com/roncallari with your thoughts, comments and additional ideas!

 

Comments
Apr 26, 2009
by Anonymous

jordan knight / tink

how can you wright about something you clearly no nothing about . you need to get your facts right . they just got done doing a tour this passe summer on a new cd and the demand was so great from there fans that they add spring tour to they have sold out shows in 5 minutes they have over 45,000 + fans on there set and there shows are action packed . they go out off there way for there fans witch they treat like they are there sisters and brothers . i just don,t get why most of the stuff about them is so negative., so what they don,t fight in to what you all think they should be . they don,t hide in there bus thinking they are to good for there fans like some other groups do.they stand by there fans and tack up for there fan just like we have and always will them . we the blockheads and nkotb call each other fam. but just like always you all don,t under stand it and never well . you have opened a can of worms when well you all learn not to do this. one more thing have you heard there song no more games before . hears a line from it witch i well leave you with "how gives a d*me about what critic say, said your time would pass but we are still kicking a**. p.s they have a new summer tour coming up this summer plus a cruise witch sold out in 48 hours . old please they have beater dance moves than most of the groups out there and yes they are up to bate moves. they came back for there fans not the money like some groups do . for ever and always nkotb fan

Apr 26, 2009
by Anonymous

OMG, this is an easy one...

For years my friends and I have used "tink" as the sound of glasses touching when a toast is made, especially when you can't reach those people at the other end of the table--you just say "tink!".

He was toasting/celebrating something, maybe his first tweet.

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

WTF

"whether this is a desperate attempt on the part of a fading recording artist
to revive his flailing career"

Umm...failing career???

New Kids On The Block have been on a successful tour since last year.
They are doing a summer tour this year and a cruise in MAY.
They have been on the Today Show many times to perform already and will be again May 8th.

He is doing just fine- thank you.

So, where you got this idea from him needing to revive his career is ridiculous and laughable.

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Are you kidding?

Falling career? Have you opened your eyes and looked around? 50,000 plus users on their website, 50,000 plus followers on twitter for Donnie Wahlberg alone. I hardly think their careers are falling.

I guess you needed something to write to fill your quota for the month. Maybe you should submit this fine piece to the NY Times or Chicago Tribune. Perhaps People magazine would be interested in it as well.

Tink! :0)

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

part of me says "don't even

part of me says "don't even dignify this with a response" but a larger part of me wants to tell you what an idiot I think you are!

Have you seen the ticket sales for the New Kids reunion Tour?

Are you aware that you have short for Tinkerbell on your list twice?

Maybe your next literary piece should be about why people feel the need to hate or insult people who are more successful than themselves. Lets take a poll!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Hmm Misinterpretation Much?

I do not know where you are getting your information but I and 50K plus fans in North America alone can assure you Jordan Knight is not in need of a fancy gimmick to revive his failing recording career .... These guys need not try too hard ,they have a sturdy fanbase that is growing by the day, had you taken a moment to look into this and watch the tons of videos out there that show the thousands upon thousands of screaming fans you would know that fact. Reading this article reminds me of days when I was in Jr High having to hide the fact I was a fan from my schoolmates for fear of being ridiculed. How sad that the skeptics from fifteen years ago are still looking for reasons to defame the pioneers of the boy bands we see today . I can tell you right now if Ashton jumps out from the sidelines he is gonna yell " TINK " !!!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

You clearly don't know anything about Jordan Knight!

Jordan Knight is a brilliant singer and songwriter who is clearly having fun with twitter and his many, many thousands of worldwide fans. This man is not desperate in any way shape or form and his career is not in need of reviving. His career is going extremely well!

Please don't write about Jordan again, unless you plan to be accurate.

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

TINK

Jordan Knight is a member one of the best groups in music, today or anyday! There is not now and never will be anything "flailing" about this man. He stands by us and we stand by him. Jordan, we've got your back! @maybdablockbaby proud member of the JKSquadron!!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

What??????????

HAHAHAHA!! You're serious?? A desperate attempt? Do you even know who NKOTB is??? Please don't comment on them again until you crawl out from under your rock and see the phenomenon that is taking place.

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

TINK

WHATEVER IT IS , CANT WAIT TO FIND OUT, THIS KEEPS ME UP AT KNIGHT..........THANKS JORDAN !!!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

I'm with you!

You put it so articulately that I don't have to say anything else! NKOTB may be older but they have obviously just gotten better with time. Media people should not speak on a subject that they have no knowledge of, the guys are having an amazingly successful return and we are loving every second of it! Forever.

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

TINK

jORDAN AND THE OTHER GUYS DON'T NEED ANY FANCY ANYTHING TO GET "FANS" OR ATTENTION. THE 50K FANS ON TWITTER SHOULD SAY IT ALL...50K FANS CAN'T BE WRONG..THEIR SOLO AND GROUP CAREERS ARE GOING GREAT. TOUR SALES ARE THRU THE ROOF, ALBUM SALES ARE ROCKIN, AND THEY ARE THE ONLY GROUP THAT GIVES FACE TIME TO EVERY FAN THEY CAN REACH...SO TO ANY NKOTB HATER...STEP UP AND LET'S GET THIS..THERE ARE MORE OF US THAN THERE ARE U!!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

That much power in one word?

If his career was failing, I dont think one 4 letter word would save it. Looks like the guys have done fine on their own. But I do want to know what tink is. I'm starting to think it's a fluff in our family. I'd tell you what it is, but a girl doesn't fluff and a girl doesn't talk about fluffing. :o)

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Here we go again...

"one of the five aging boy-band troubadours" -- Really? Why does every review or mere mention of these 5 fine men include a reference to them "aging." First of all, we all age. OMG -- I think it just happened to me.
Second, if you bothered to do a little research, watch a you tube video from a live show or even ask any female within earshot, you'd know that the fact that they've successfully made the transition into succssful Grown Men is precisely what makes them so appealing.
They have a warm, genuine and mutually respectful relationship with their fans that few bands ever even try to achieve. And as you'll see from the comments that I'm sure will continue to grace your inbox -- we will defend them to the death!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Tink

Cheese and rice people! Everyone can have their own opinion on things, but does it make you feel better to criticize people? Don't hate... Appreciate! C'mon, everyone has their own taste in music. So some people don't like the New Kids... Their loss! To be honest, most of the people that dis the fab five are men/boys who feel they will never measure up to these sexy men! Jealous! For now I will blast The Block in my car and sing at the top of my lungs so everyone can hear! Tell me the last time you got to meet your favorite band? Tell me the last time your favorite singer made a personal call to you? These men know how to treat their fans and no matter what some immature person writes, I'm going to be a fan for life! Holla! **Love you Donnie!**

Oh yeah, and I'm still baffled as to Tink... I don't think it's any of the above.

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Seriously. Learn how to

Seriously. Learn how to spell and take a joke. Apparently Jordan thought this article was funny otherwise he would not have posted it on his twitter page. YOU need to take a chill pill and realize not EVERY single person that posts an article about NKOTB or says a comment about them is being snide. Just because they aren't NKOTB fans doesn't mean they are criticizing. Also, go back and listen to No More Games yourself. That line was totally wrong. People like you are the reason I refuse to associate with most fans of any BOY BAND I am fans of. NKOTB fans just happen to be older and more psychotic. My advice to you is get a life, get a sense of humor and stop living in the past. Yes they came back out. They have said they have no intetions of leaving, so let the critics do their jobs and YOU be a fan.

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

WTF

Obviously you do not know much about NKOTB. They are selling outthete concertsand that is no sign of a fading career. Many groups wish they could have the success that NKOTB have. not many groups can come back after 15 years and still have their success. So give credit when credit is due. Obviously he was able to grab your attention and who are you?

Always a NKOTB fan

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Off the Mark completely

Totally off the mark on Tink AND Jordan (and the other New Kids).. their careers are not flailing, they are thriving which is hard to do in the world in the state it's in right now. they've been selling out concerts right and left, adding dates, touring all over the U.S. the U.K and Europe. as for Tink, it's none of those things.. it's something special that Jordan will share with us when the time is right (IMO).

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Loser

I'm not going to write some long reply about the Top Ten Reasons Why You're a Freakin Loser!!! Don't write hate blogs about NKOTB when you obviously need to hire a fact checker!!!!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

NKOTB forever!!

Clearly, people are just jealous of them.I will love them forever and all eternity and could care less what people think of me !They care about the fans, I have met them and they are the 5 nicest guys EVER!Negative people just have hard heads and that is very sad-

NKOTBFanForever77-Lori, St Clairsville, OH

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

A way to get the fans going . . . but let's CELEBRATE!

I think we should just turn this comment thing around and just make it into a way to celebrate the New Kids and Blockhead family. I think the writer will probably get a laugh by us reacting to what he's saying. We should just complete take over and talk about how great our guys is and wait for Jordan and Dante to show us what Tink really is. Who cares about the non-believers?!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

TINK

You my friend....are a douche monster. Yeah, i said it.

TINK!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Very true!to the non

Very true!to the non beleivers, I SAY PEACE! STOP PLAYING THOSE GAMES!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

NKOTB BAYBE.. BLOCKHEAD FOR LIFE... RUBYBAYBE

OMG, to all them haters talkin smack about "tink" like CEREALS homie, get the frk off this page if your a NON BELIEVER.. obviously your interested on "tink" if your taking time out of your day to comment on this blog.. cheeches christ.. and i dont know where you've been hiding this year, but "fading artist" wtf are you talking about... SOLD OUT tours/cruise... you need to fade your a** out of this page is what you need to do.. The BLOCK is frkn making history AGAIN, get yo mind right NON BELIEVERS... hmm, dunno how some people sleep at night.. YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE.. LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE.. "NEVER LET THE FEAR OF STRIKING OUT KEEP YOU FROM PLAYING THE GAME"

I love DWOOD... and much love to my ""5Brothers and a MILLION sister""

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

You are and idiot!

They sold out shows to their recent tour MINUTES in big cities like NY, Chicago and in Canada, in 12, 6 and yes, in as little as 4 minutes! Get your facts right! That attempt succedded, your attempt at a smart ass remark failed!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Full Service

Who's going to a show this summer??? I am! I can't wait to see our sexy men dancing again!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

GREAT IDEA!

I call for NKOTB fan GROUP GROPE! Right here in this lil page lol

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Ron's a Douche!

Hey Ron, just wanted to say that you suck!!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Do you know that NKOTB have

Do you know that NKOTB have the most loyal fans in the world? You had to say something negetive about them. I think you better get your facts right before writting such rubbish again.

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

NKOTB and JORDAN'S TINKCAPADES TO ALL THE HATERS

Well, interesting opinion...but I call it genius. Ever since this time last year....thousands of grown women have been following their teenage crushes...the nkotb. We are all grown...and have either careers, family, ect. We also share heartache, turmoil and other stresses. The daily grind for us girls somtimes wears us down. The nkotb have done nothing more than used the internet as a way for thier fans to have unlimited access to them. REGARDLESS of economic income. Whether you can afford a five star pass to meet them, a concert, a signing, hanging out for free outside the busses...hanging out in airports/casinos, recieving/leaving messages on the free 800 number, going to afterparties for spontanious performances, taking a caribean cruise with the guys, chatting on twitter, emailing through facebook, myspace or their free forum.....NKOTB have made themselves accessable to all of their fans. This is more than any other group does. Find me one and proove me wrong...I dare you. Because I don't believe it is out there. As far as the TINKcapade......lol...this is JORDAN...he has always been known as the one that likes goofing around and playing pranks on people. And he has gotten us all talking hasn't he! Donnie is still motivating the masses into creative projects, Danny continues to contribute to various foundations and moves us with his thoughtfullness, Joey entertaines to the extreme and always remebers the faces of his fans. Jon has proven to us his agility to overcome the media and teach us all that it doesn't matter what the world thinks of us! So on that note. TINK away Jordan Knight, We will be loving you forever...and again....once again...thanks guys for always making me feel like I know each one of you individually even though I do not! Your accessability and dedication to us your fans is neverending and we appreciate that! LUV DEE-ANNE (KAYANDDEE)