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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 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Jordan... read, please!

... continue...

BRAZIL IS READY FOR YOU!

With love,

Ana Claudia - Ipu,Ceará,Brazil

anacrlima@yahoo.com.br

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

The Army Has Spoken

As you can see by the responses!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

WRITER IS A DUMBASS

Ok I quit reading after "whether this is a desperate attempt on the part of a fading recording artist to revive his flailing career - time will tell." Because this dumbass writer is obviously too stupid to know what is going on in the world, so why would I want to read anything he is saying.

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

I LOVE YOU NKOTB! BLOCKHEAD HERE!!

this is what i think "tink" is: jordan was having computer problems...i think he's flicking his monitor with his finger. that's the sound it would make.

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

i'm sure it means something.

i'm sure it means something. you are the dumbass.

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

hey guy nkotb is for ever

hey guy nkotb is for ever but jordan knight is legend love for all

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Fav song?

Fave classic song: If you go away

Fave off the block: Stare at you, Dirty dancing. All of them lol

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

WTH?!

(Sec scrolling back to read what it is you wrote)

He may be aging, but he looks damn good.. and you see no shortages of screaming lunatic fans when he rips his shirt open during "Baby I Believe in you" at the concerts.

HOW DARE YOU RON! HOOOOW DAAARE YOU!

(INSERT LUNATIC SCREAMIN FAN RANT HERE)

btw you edited your blog.. lame :/

See ya on Twitter!! :P~

@ShyPerversion

BTW what's with this math bs to post? I have to break out my calculator.. arg

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

WTF?

It appears like the 3 New Kids on the Block fans have been quite busy the past few days. Honestly, I've never seen so much animosity over a lame band. The author is correct and if you don't agree, that's cool, but calm down a bit and quit throwing around unnecessary invective. It's just a short, silly article. Go rock out at the NKOTB concert and back away from the keyboard for a while.

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

..One More Point

Also, some of you really need to learn how to spell/formulate a coherent thought before typing.

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Fave song...

Very hard to pick one just one...so I'll say which one i can't get into....'Lights, Camera, Action'

JORDAN PLEASE SING "I WISH" IN YOUR SOLO SET FOR THE SUMMER 'FULL SERVICE' TOUR!!
~~Sherri

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

3 Words...

YOU BETTER RECOGNIZE!!! !!! !!! !!!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

((((((((((((AMEN)))))))))))))

((((((((((((AMEN))))))))))))))

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Thanks!

Glad to see you say sorry! I am one of the adoring fans that would have left you a hate message about dissing my man!
NKOTB is back full swing and we still love them!!!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Are you for real???

WHAT??????

Are you for real? or are you kidding me?

Where do you come up with ANY of NKOTB having failing carrers??? I do believe that all the "kids" who went to shows back in the day are the grown women who are buying tickets for all the shows now. Have you seen them on TV??? Have you been to ANY concert?? I think not because if so you would know their carrers are anything but failing. These guys are as hot today as they were 19 years ago. When they walked away 15 years ago they left us wanting more and now that they are back I'm just one of thousands of woman who are very glad they are. SHOOT even my 12 year old daughter loves them and come June we will be in North Carolina and Virginia to catch 3 shows. I hope they stay around a long time because I WILL spend hard earned money for them to make me happy and give me my bang for my buck.

Failing star??? Failing carrer??? Look in the mirror because that is the only failing one here.

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

oh of course.....

he put the link to your blog on his twitter page... are you kidding me you don't see the one and only reason why Jordan Knight put a link to ur page there??????

so his fans could come here, read what you wrote, and fill ur "inbox" with hate mail, comments and tweets!!!

u gotta agree!! the guy is smart!!!!!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

i don't get it!!! if aging

i don't get it!!! if aging is something so normal, and if we all age, and hello.... the nkotb are aging... uhm.... they are amazing!!! and yummy and all the good stuff you can say about them... but... hellooooo!!!! they did age!!!
anyways... if it's something so normal that happens to all of us... why get so pissed about it???

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

your funny guy

you my friend are an idiot. Just the fact that you have no idea what is going on in the entertainment world is enough to discredit your BS blog! HA HA ... as I sit here and laugh, I am embarrassed for you. NK girls will ALWAYS stick up for their men ... ALL FIVE OF THEM! So go ahead and keep hating ... it doesn't shake us, or them. We laugh at the haters! Your stupidity is humorous! 5 BROTHERS AND A MILLION SISTERS!

LETS GET THIS BLOCKHEADS!

FIRE AWAY!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

GRANDE JORDAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No tengo idea qué diablos es TINK, ¿algún neologismo?, ni idea!!!!, pero como sea, Jordan por algo usa esta palabra y debe ser magnífico su significado, al igual que él.
Las fans de Chile estamos esperando por él y por los demás chicos ¡¡¡¡ Los amamos!!!!!!!!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Now i know what Tink is!

Just wanted to say now i know what tink is, WOW! where have i been?

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

Easy ...Tink Means this...

Today
I
Need
Kristen
!

Today can be interchanged, with tonight and tomorrow...

:)

Kristen

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

Tink

Knit isn't an acronym! It's a word, as in, using knitting needles and yarn... Y'know, knitting?! When you make a mistake and have to unknit a stitch, that is called tinking, because it is knit spelled backwards. It was the first thing I thought of because I am a knitter myself, but I'll eat my hat if that is the answer! Jordan doesn't strike me as the knitting type somehow...!

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

failing career¿?????

failing career¿????? WHAT¿??? if U don't like them ok we (the Blockheads) can survaiver on that, but, don't soy anything abouth something that U don't know . Nkotb have a great Music, and more of that they are a FAMILY and that's why we love them ther are more of a 5 Guys making and amazing music, they are friends, they support each others, something rare in the music Bussiness and we LOVE THEM!!
NKOTB are BACK and NOW IS 4 EVA!!!!
Eriknight
From Perú - South America

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

Happy are we?!

I don't care about this critic. The only thing that matters to me is that NKOTB makes me happy. And if some people have a problem with that, well then thats their problem "Right".

Donnie, Danny, Jordan, Joey and Jon Thank you guys for this adventure you take us on! Love you

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

WHAT THE HECK EVER>>>ALIVE AND NOT REVIVED

ok as for me... i dont see a SAD attempt to REVIVE a career that is VERY VERY ALIVE>>> i mean how much do you have to see that they are TOP!! 4get nstink and backstreetbores.... NKOTB WILL ALWAYS be top.....5 BAD BROTHERS FROM THE BEANTOWN LAND STATS DONT LIE>>> get your head right as donnie says and get over it.. .jealous much over them being bigger then your writing career? WOW.. must be nice to down someone you dont even know. JK WE LOVE YOU 4EVER HUN!!!!!!!!!!
jksnum1fan

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

Oh No You Didnt!

Uh oh, buddy. For shame. YOu said hurtful comments about Jordan Knight. A New Kid. Leader of the NK Army, and fantasy tool of many many Blockheads out there. Dont be surprised if someone flaming poo's your doorstep now. We are legal and lethal. NEW KIDS ROCK HOOO RAH.

Apr 30, 2009
by Anonymous

They just dont get it...

It is amazing to me how people who are not New Kids fans, view the "craze". They seem to be wanting to understand what the "it" factor is that creates such a loyal fan base.

"IT" is simply this-

The biggest, warmest, happiest smile that spreads across your face.
Being a New Kids fan means getting to experience those type of smiles when we play their music. The guys put the best of themselves into their music and their performances and you can see their best reflected in the smiles of their thousands of fans. It is joy in its most purest form.

Think about it, music can stir the soul, bring about or release emotions, it is a life force.
For us fans, it brings back so many happy memories and allows us to channel our younger selves.

We NKOTB fans are just this- HAPPY and when someone does not get what "it" is that can make one so happy - they try to analyze "it", pick "it" apart, and "it" just slips right through their fingers.

May 3, 2009
by Anonymous

I'm just amazed

that more people care about defending their love of NKOTB than actually discussing the original question.

I wouldn't call it a failing career on behalf of either Jordan Knight, NKOTB or their fans. I'd consider it to be more along the lines of "a washed up band trying to grasp on to something they once had in an effort to re-live the lives they had in their teens and early twenties."

May 14, 2009
by Anonymous

hater

you are a hater. no doubt. am a believer.

Viva the block!

:)