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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!

 

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Comments
Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Ron, I disagree with your

Ron, I disagree with your discription of Jordan and the rest of the NK's but the point of my post is to comment about how lame your "Top 10" list is. I don't mean to be a hater but seriously it sucks. Is that really the best you can do? I think it's time for a career change!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

???????

why is always so easy for you critize NKOTB? you're not more inteligent because of that.
LATINAMERICA LOVES NKOTB FOREVER

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

I don't care what anyone says...

Hi Haters...

Just wanted to say.. who cares what you the "critics" have to say... We are proud blockheads... screw the "non-believers"!

How many groups do they you who can put out a cd nowadays where every damn song is AMAZING?! Especially after 20 years in the business. Call me when you've got a record deal!

I will love them till in 100 and they're 120! If Jordan's reading this... yup that's right... I have at least another 75 years of Blockhead left in me!

Luv me!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Wow

I thought to myself, I dont need to reply to this crap cuz so many of my fellow amazing fans have done very well speaking their minds. But then I thought why not cuz maybe the more that reply the more u will understand how wrong you really are! These 5 guys, including Jordan, are INCREDIBLE and make us feel SOOO appreciated. This is what really gets them as many fans as they have, well besides the obvious vocal talent! U really dont know what u are talkin about and are a complete a**! I really hope you realize the mistake you have made and you really should apologize to the guys cuz there is NO reason for you to judge them. I would like to see u try to do what they do. They are all such better men than u will EVER be. And look at your career! Nobody knows who you are! I hope you feel bad.
Sincerely,
@Maureen12683

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

TINK! :)

LONG LIVE, LONG LOVE My NKOTB. As for Jordan Knight, he has always been successful in my eyes. Always will be. Flailing career? Nah. Incredible talent, all around nice guy, YEP!

These 5 men have reawakened something in me that is unexplainable.

As far as Tink! is concerned. Jordan is just having fun. No need to be serious all the time.
The fact that these guys are still tweeting their fans even during breaks from the tour, shows that they are all about the fans. And we fans sooo appreciate it!!

Thanks for the good times guys!! Much love, PEACE!

~Jordscajuncutie

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

dude u seriously opened a

dude u seriously opened a major can of worms dissing on our boys!!!! u need to get ur head out of ur ass and get ur mind right!!!nkotb the baddest band in the land now and for ever!!!!we love u guys!!!!!!!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Tink!

Tink is Jordan having fun with us and doing what Jordan does best, keep up engaged and guessing. He loves to play pranks and jokes and we enjoy it. Yes it drives us crazy but it has given us hours of endless entertainment and that is what Jordan and the rest of the guys are all about. And by the way, it is not anything on that list....you can do better than that!!

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

You fans are seriously

You fans are seriously scary. YOU are the reason why I refuse to be a fan any longer. I cannot believe grown ass women are sitting behind a computer typing out long winded shit when their husbands are sitting in the chair in the living room wondering when his damn wife will spend time with him again instead of drooling over a stupid ass picture of a boy band member. Get real, get a life. To be a fan is one thing. To be crazy is another. And you all make going back into NKOTB hiding alot more comforting.

Thanks for making this die hard NKOTB fan digress back about 20 years.

Apr 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Isn't ...

TINK a popular Aretha Franklin - song? I tink so!!

Tink (tink) tink (tink) tink (tink)
tink (tink) tink (tink) tink (tink)

You better tink (tink) tink about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, tink (tink, thnk), let your mind go, let yourself be free

Let's go back, let's go back, let's go way on back when
I didn't even know you, you came to me and too much you wouldn't take
I ain't no psychiatrist, I ain't no doctor with degree
It don't take too much high IQ's to see what you're doing to me

You better tink (tink) tink about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, tink (tink, tink), let your mind go, let yourself be free

Oh freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom), freedom, yeah freedom
Freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom), freedom, ooh freedom

There ain't nothing you could ask I could answer you but I won't (I won't)
I was gonna change, but I'm not, to keep doing things I don't

You better tink (tink) think about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, tink (tink, tink), let your mind go, let yourself be free

People walking around everyday, playing games that they can score
And I ain't gonna be the loser my way, ah, be careful you don't lose yours

You better tink (tink) tink about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, tink (tink, tink), let your mind go, let yourself be free

You need me (need me) and I need you (don't you know)
Without eachother there ain't nothing people can do

Oh freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom), freedom, yeah freedom
Freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom), freedom, ooh freedom

There ain't nothing you could ask I could answer you but I won't (I won't)
I was gonna change, but I'm not, if you're doing things I don't

You better tink (tink) tink about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, tink (tink, tink), let your mind go, let yourself be free

You need me (need me) and I need you (don't you know)
Without eachother there ain't nothing people can do

(To the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, think about it)

(To the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, think about it)

(To the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, think about it)

(To the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, think about it)

You had better stop and tink before you tink, tink!!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Apology from a NKOTB fan

Ron,

First of all, I want to say that like many of my fellow fans, I didn't appreciate the snide remarks towards the guy's ages or their careers. And I do think a little research could have been done first. Or maybe you did know that NKOTB are doing very well and just chose to be snide anyway. I don't know. But I still didn't appreciate it either way.

Having said that, I also have to apologize to you for some of these comments that are attacking you. Frankly, I'm a little embarrassed. I understand people getting defensive because these are very successful, genuine, down-to-earth guys but I don't think it gives people the right to attack you as a person either. It's mean-spirited, immature, and hypocritical and I think it's a poor reflection on us as fans. We should be rising above that. We should be stating our opinions and defending our guys in a gracious manner. Not tearing someone down who doesn't like the guys or is speaking out of ignorance.

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

WTF! Jordan and the NKOTB

WTF! Jordan and the NKOTB are the best band out there and the fact their original fans of 20 years are still right there with them should show you something! Plus, they have a new generation of blockheads too. I'm in the UK and I have to tell you, I can't wait for them to come back for the Full Service Tour so I can get my FACETIME in 5*!!!!

Fav songs;

Old school - Covergirl
New Stuff - Click Click Click

LETS GET THIS!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

HANGIN TOUGH!!

LOVE MY 5 BOSTON BABES!!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Tink

WTF are you saying?? Jordan is as hot as he was back in the day. His career is not fading and is only getting better. The New Kids on the Block continue to do for their fans more then any other artists out there. I have been to many shows and will continue to go to more. I will be going on the Cruise in May and to a Full Service show in June. They are worth every penny everything we can offer them. You don't know what you are talking about. Jordan is just having some fun with us. It helps to get us through the days with all the crap that is going on in the world. So just leave him alone, the fans and NKOTB. The true fans are dedicated and committed and know more about them then you.

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

TInk

I wanted to add the fact that NKOTB are the greatest band out there. So, leave Jordan alone. I posted the prior comment but failed to put my name.

JoeyMac89 aka Angie M. Cleveland OH

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Insane fans..

I'm a fan of NKOTB, and I was screaming till my voice gave out at the concert just 2 weeks ago.

It's just a article people, get over it.

Why do you really care what some writer has to say about Jordan or any of the NKOTB?

Do you really think any of them care?

I waited 15 yrs to sing "Games" at the concert along with Donnie. Show a little dignity. Remember the msg.

As for Tink, no idea what it means.. I'm sure we will all find out soon enough..

I look forward to the next concert where I can go nuts like I did 15 yrs ago! Only this time around I don't have to sleep in line for tickets.

Keep it real, and let's get this!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

First Tweet

Perhaps something else, because it certianly wasn't his first Tweet.

ShyPerversion - Twitter

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

what the hell

well everybody is entitled to opinin even if it doesnt contain the facts. NKOTB is far from failing, and they are all about there fans read some of there other tweets, it will prove that. I think all the fans and fellow tweeters will all tel you to go get bent. to put it nicely. They sell out fast and just watch the today show friday the 8th its going to be great. I dont like aging and failing bands get on there or sell out. TINK!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Oh Ron...

Look what Jordan has done for your flailing career...you're being read...even if not appreciated. Your welcome.

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Thanks for the Attention...

Well...Thanks again for giving Jordan and Nk's a nod, negative or not, it was a nod. We don't need it but we'll take it. Jordan Knight and Nkotb will never 'fail' because on everyones block is where they'll (we'll) be rocking gee. Peace, love and Nkotb. Tink Jordan...~~Sherri from Ontario Fan forever

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Tink sound of glasses "tinking"

I hope TINK's meaning isnt that! What a waste.

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

LMAO it's funny that people

LMAO it's funny that people feel the need to pick apart others lives. And all this is over the word tink? lol Just enjoy it.. and tink along with him.. I'm sure we will eventually find out what it means to him.

NKTOB kicks ass!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

you must have fucked up

Jordan Knigt is not a falling stah. But you were tranclucent until you showed up here. Before you go posting unfactual info you need to brush up on the facts. Tell me this you fuckin douch bag, how man people can leave the music and then come back 15 years later stronger than when they left? Tell me what bands have done that. You and Prez Hilton must have coffee and think "Oh gee lets gang up on the knight and get some women." You must dream about the KNIIGHTS teabags but you can kiss my ass!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

REALLY? Flailing career??

Mr. Callari,
Are you serious? I hardly would call this a flailing career. Leaving the spot light due to too much exposure then returning almost 2 decades later to the same screaming fans who have the same if not greater love for them. That is not the defination of flailing "Mr. reporter". Maybe you should have researched the dedication of the fans and this group before putting this so called piece together. I challenge you to find another group/artist that does as much for their fans and gives back to them like these 5 guys do. I will never understand why there is this stigma from some people when discussing this group. It just makes no sense after all their success. The thing that gets me the most is that they are good people, not running around shooting at others at nightclubs, or doing drugs, lieing, cheating, manipulating. they are just doing there thing, having a good time and giving theit fans a much needed release from everyday life. Maybe that is the reason there is such distaste from the media, NKOTB gives them nothing bad to write about. Get your facts straight next time, get your mind right and then maybe you won't have to write for inventorspot.com anymore cause you'll be able to find a real writing job.

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Leave My Jordan Alone!!!!!

Jordan Knight and Joe McIntyre are very successful talented people. Jonathon, Donnie and Danny are too! They have been very successful, just because the New Kids haven't been a group in awhile does NOT mean their careers have flailed. They grew up and moved on, then came back better than ever! Also, in case you haven't noticed, they actually DO talk to their loyal and loving fans via twitter. We have great fun on there but of course, you wouldn't follow public timelines to know that either. Tink can have a lot of different meanings. Jordan was going to tell us what tink meant in his world, but unfortunately, he has been having computer issues. He posted this instead. I also tink it's really crummy to exploit celebrities by copying and pasting their twitter posts and then using them to write stupid idiotic articles such as this one. I do have a life, apparently you my friend do not.
I tink You've got the wrong stuff, OH, OH, OH, OH, Oh, The WRONG stuff!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Guess again

Jordan and all of NKOTB are far from failing. They are a group of very successful musicians who rocked the world 20 years ago and are back doing it again, not something many can do. They have such skill and charisma that fans held out all this time and are back in full force. I along with many of my friends and even my husband are all thrilled to have them back. The funny thing is that all of the responses to your stupid article are people defending NKOTB and telling you how truly great they are. So, what does that say about you? Jordan posted a link to this and now you have people reading it and posting comments, would it even be viewed if it were not for him??? I understand that there will always be critics, and NKOTB would never let that get them down, it is what it is, and they are cool enough to shrug it off and keep believing in themselves and their fans. But, if you are going to be a reputable source and critic, please at least get your facts straight and not simply some ignorant fool. NKOTB and all the Blockheads rule!!!

Tink :)

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Somebody really needs a

Somebody really needs a dictionary!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

The meaning of Tink!

We Dutchies know the answer: Tour Information New Kids!

Tried to let Jordan 'know this but he aint listening!! We fed up with tink, seriously!!

If we don't get the anser this week we all crying and we want some peaceoffering from him hahahaha

We stil love you Jordan!!!

Big Kis xxx
The Dutch Girlies

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

TINK

Ron, you CLEARLY have no idea what you're talking about! You are more than entitled to your opinions, but please get your facts straight! In no way are ANY of the New Kids on the Block trying to save a "failing career"...you obviously haven't pulled your head out of your a$$ in the last year! Those 5 bad brothas are BACK, selling out shows, sounding and LOOKING better than ever! Aging...hell yeah....with all the rest of us!!!

"Some people said we couldn’t do it again,
but the New Kids had the last word in the end"

Joey Mac couldn't have put it any better!

Much love to the BLOCK from Canada!
~Jams

Oh...you wanted us to vote on what we think "tink" means.....I think he's playing the piano! TINK!!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Great article. Now you have

Great article. Now you have given that jackass Jordan Knight, who clearly has no idea what it means himself, some ideas.

Twitter has no doubt gone to the birds (forgive the puns) if idiots like the NKOTB have taken over.

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Jordan... read, please!

One of the goals of the Internet is to connect people, promote the exchange of experiences, sharing moments of the day to day, joys, dreams, people who before thought impossible such as close contact. JORDAN, my love, you are to be congratulated, as it always did, is able to interact more closely with us all, we have an immense love for you. I know that more important than the meaning of "TINK", is this exchange of affection and love that we are taking with you. It is for this and much more than the love forever. Thank you for the opportunity to feel, even distant, closer to you ... Dreams become reality ... and I have faith that soon could be at your side to say: "TINK" .... I LOVE YOU!

BRAZIL loves your "TINK"!!!

BRAZIL IS READY FOR YOU!

With love,

Ana Claudia - Ipu,Ceará,Brazil