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December 3, 2008

A brief history of "Zink!"

One of the trickiest tasks about running a blog like Midnight Sun is keeping it open and inviting enough so the average reader can understand what's going on while also occasionally tossing out an inside joke for the regulars.

"Zink!" is one such inside joke. And if you're semi-new to Midnight Sun, you're probably wondering what the heck it means. Is it a typo? Did he mean "Zing?"

Yes ... kind of. Here's the skinny ... 

Jason Zink, who owns the South Baltimore bar No Idea, is a frequent commenter on Midnight Sun. He normally posts under the name Jason.

Midnight Sun has its share of sarcastic jokesters, but Jason isn't one of them. He has weighed in about serious bar and neighborhood issues in the past, and provided some interesting insights.

So from time to time, when I crack one of my incredibly corny puns, I follow up with Jason's last name. Instead of saying "Zing," I say "Zink!" I did a brief search through Midnight Sun, and it looks like the first time I used Zink in a post was back in October on the Pun of the Day.

I've never asked Jason how he feels about me using his last name as a period to my horrible puns, but I'm sure he doesn't mind.

Now you know the history of Zink. And knowing is half the battle. 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:06 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Random stuff


Jason Zink huh I think I went to high school with one of them in ATL GA.


An somewhat off point digression.

1974 T Rex track, "Think Zinc"

If it wasn't for Zink...

" wouldn't have that artificial limb..."

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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