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.