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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 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Guess we're not the only ones puzzled

unlike some of the other comments, i'm not mad at you for posting this. it has definitely got us jordan knight followers wondering what the hell "tink" is. regardless of anyone's opinion of him or the woman who now follow his every "tweet" in an effort to reminisce about those teenage (pre-teenage years for some of us) where he used to give us butterflies. now that we're older, our imagination tends to be a little more creative. ; ) anyway, nice post. as for what "tink" means, who the hell knows, but i'm sure jordan enjoys all the attention.

mg

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

rubybaybe... to the writer..

For real, to the writer of this page.. i respect your opinion.. not one to judge but yeah your a joke.... ha.. nuff said.. GOD BLESS YA BROTHA... ;)

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Summer 5*!!!

Summer tour 5* for the first time!! Can't wait. It's going to be an exciting summer!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

WTF is wrong with you!!!

Have you been living in a cave with your head up your ass for the past year? As my fellow fans have already mentioned, Jordan Knight and the rest of the New Kids are doing fine, no, more than fine, they are doing fucking awsome!! Not only have been selling out shows for the past year but they are amazing people. They are singers, songwriters, producers, actors, and businessmen. What the fuck do you do? Write a little fucking blog that has less research than a 4th grade theme paper. "Aging boy band?" "fading recording artist?" You wish you looked half as good and had a tenth of the success these MEN, not boys, MEN have! I'm done!!!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

get your facts straight dude!

You are a disgrace to writers. You didn't do your research. You should be working for a junk gossip paper!

I think you have started a war with the huge army of fans NKOTB has.

You'll see. And you'll probably be looking for a new job soon!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

get your facts straight dude!

You are a disgrace to writers. You didn't do your research. You should be working for a junk gossip paper!

I think you have started a war with the huge army of fans NKOTB has.

You'll see. And you'll probably be looking for a new job soon!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Lame!

Lucky for you, this is probably the most hits this website has ever gotten!!! NKOTB Fans = Powerful Network. Don't F with us!!!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

tink

i tink, tink is a way to keep us guessing.
i tink, tink could mean anything or nothing at all, tink (thanks) or tinking (thinking)... as in i'm tinking you should should check out nkotb.com. there's a reason tink has become such a prevalent word-- jordan knight and the rest of the new kids on the block are loved around the world!!! i've seen them 3 times in four months, in 17 days is the cruise and then two more concerts the week later! no other band, present, past, or future, would care about their fans more than Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood and Donnie Wahlberg-- that's what makes New Kids on the Block special! That's what makes this reunion bigger and even better than 20 years ago! We're an army now, the NK army, is dedicated and loyal.

THANK YOU! LONG LIVE THE BLOCK!
FOREVER AND EVER!

WE LOVE THE NEW KIDS!

GET YOUR MIND RIGHT!

NKgirl_Kelly

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Get your "Tink" Straight

Aging boy band?? Sure they are aging just like every other human being in the world. But they are surely looking hotter and hotter... I agree with the other comments you need to get your facts straight Mr. Callari before writting on a subject that u know nothing about.
Keria

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

FAVORITE SONG

okay girls, list your favorite nkotb song! Let's get some LOOOOOOOVE GOIN!

fave classic song, FOREVER!

fave new song SINGLE!!!!!

FEEEEEEEL THE LOOOOOOOVE

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

TINK

TWISTED!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

tink

DIRTY
DANCING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Question to the writer....

What does it say about your career when you spend part of your workday writing about a "desperate attempt on the part of a fading recording artist to revive his flailing career"? Hmmm.... Lets take a vote:

A)You're a moron.
B)Your career has amounted to nothing.
C)You're a moron and your career has amounted to nothing.

Ding, Ding, Ding!!!! The correct answer is C, you're a moron and your career has amounted to nothing.

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

JORDAN JORDAN JORDAN!!!!

NO SE QUE ESTAN HABLANDO ,,JAJJAJA

BUENO ALGO ENTIENDO,,,PERO NO MUCHO..

ENTODO CASO SEA LO QUE SEA,,

JORDAN Y LOS NKOTB SON LOS MEJORES DEL UNIVERSOOOOOOOOO,,

,SUDAMERICA COMPLETA LOS AMA

Y JORDAN FUE EL PRIMERO AL KE VI ESCRIBIENDO ESO DE TINK!! jajjajajjaja

PARA QUE PELEAN,,,JORDAN DEBE ESTAR RIENDO DE LOS IDIOTAS AMARGADOS QUE ESCRIBEN AQUI,,,,
NO ASI DE SUS GIRLS!!! QUE LO DEFENDEREMOS SIEMPRE!!!

TE QUEREMOS MUCHOOOO JORDAN!!!!
VIVA MR JORDAN KNIGHT!!!

KENNAK
FROM CHILE

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

tink

valentine girl!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

NKOTB Forever

Apparently it doesn't take much to be qualified to be a journalist. It clearly does not require you to check your facts. You claim it is a "desperate attempt on the part of a fading recording artist to revive his flailing career", HARDLY!! Jordan & the rest of the NKOTB are hot and on fire with legions of fans who have been there STEP BY STEP with them. Their career(s) are not flailing, have you seen the ticket sales? Have you heard the solo albums, seen the movies? Everyone is in top form. The fans are flocking back to see our now GROWN MEN and we as grown women are having the time of our lives. No other group goes out of their way to make each of their supporters feel special and takes the time to interact with us on such a personal level. For this we will always be there, we are a family 5 Brothers and a Million Sisters strong. There is nothing we cannot accomplish and all the haters can just get over it. Love to my 5 Bad Boys from Beantown. Kristina

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

How Ironic?!!!!

First you insult NKOTB by labeling them as 'aging'. Second, you then describe Jordan Knight's music career as 'failing'. Third you claim the "tink" tweet is/was "a desperate attempt on the part of a fading recording artist".

Then the tide turns where you ride the coat tails of NKOTB by asking readers to respond to your poll after you claim to have gotten people thinking about the "tink" tweet that someone else started? How can you claim to get people "tinking" when Jordan Knight, aging and failing, was the one who started all the commotion?

You do realize your whole "article", about a band that you despise, is a desperate attempt by some unknown "writer" trying to gain notoriety. Hypocrite much?

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Who has a failing career

I think maybe it is you who has a failing career because there is nothing wrong with the careers oof any member of nkotb. They are doing just fine. I bought my tickets before release to the public and still could not get as close as I would have liked. They not only have there original fans but new ones two add to it. My two daughters are going ot the concert with me, Posed in the picture Donnie asked for, and have called and left messages for the guys. So, to hell with you and your bull shit article that has absolutely no basis for the comments on his career. These guys have been working their asses off for there fans and they are about to start another tour. You can only sit and wish that you had fans like NKOTB! We love them and that will never change.

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

In my family when we are not

In my family when we are not able to give someone the "finger" for whatever reason we say "tink".......

So to you Ron I say "tink"!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

what?

flailing career are u kidding me???

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Jordan Knight is a wonderful man

Jordan Knight is a wonderful man. He is so sweet. I have met him 3 time and I was not even dissapointed. Befor you judge him get to know him. He is wonderful with kids. He was wonderful with my daughter.

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

OMG!

Well, this guy knows NOTHING! Almost all his comments on Jordan about the TINK subject are SO WRONG!!! People shouldn't talk about things they now nothing about or artists they now nothing aboutlol

I don't care because we are all having our fun with this but... GET A CLUE MAN! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR POLL'S RESULTS AND YOU'LL SEE HOW LOST YOU ARE! LMAO

Some other theories about possible meanings of TINK:
- The sound that J's putter makes whenever we send him a tweet.
- The sound that our putters make whenever J sends a tweet.
- The sound of a new naughty idea on J's head (lol, love that one)
- The sound of our doorbell whenever J enters twitter

Ok, those were just my two cents lol

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

LOL

Now you know that you should NEVER insult any of the NKOTB. The fans are fiercely loyal and will defend them to no end. They are so wonderful to all the fans, with meet and greets every night, parties, a cruise, constant messages on Twitter and more.

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Seriously Ron......

Are you jealous because Jordan's both a talented musician and gorgeous? Insecurity doensn't look good on you Ron. Quit hating!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

UUUUghhh

Yeah, so I think you get the picture. Jordan's career is not in danger by any means and you're a punk! So there!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Please just shut up.

I've been a fan of NKOTB for quite some time and I've been to two concerts in this latest tour so far. I am in my 30's, as I know a lot of other fans are, and I have to say - the subject of this post is directed at all of you fellow fans.
People have been making comments about the New Kids since they first got started. So what? Does it change your appreciation of them? Who the hell cares what other people think if you like them?
So please, please shut up. You're only making yourself and other fans look like idiots - mostly because when you respond to a negative comment in a fit of rage, you forget how to use spellcheck.
Also, until Jordan actually reveals what the hell he is going on about when he uses 'tink', please don't use it yourself in a sentence. Just because Jordan says something doesn't mean you have to take it as gospel. Don't you think these guys that you fantasize about would want a woman with a mind of her own?
You're adult women but the majority of you are acting like twits (which I think is the plural for those who tweet).

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Tee Hee

This is great, I love all the fans who are defending the New Kids! I just want to say that these men have a great deal to do with how happy I am in my life at this very moment. They've given me something to live for, to look forward to. From the bottom of my heart I thank you guys. Thanks for coming back and making us all relive our youth all over again. :) **Hugs and kisses for ddub!**

J

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Re: Please just shut up

LMOA You go girl!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Re: Re: Please just shut up

I meant LMAO....

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

"Tink" :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

I think "tink" means a loud laughing, because of happiness !?!?