The FUNKON is a mythical sub-atomic particle that carries the unit charge of funkiness, or funkosity. Really funky people emit more funkons than, say, clueless newbies. The unit measurement of funkosity is the milliBarry(named after funky cartoonist Lynda Barry). You will meet a lot of funky people on TIM, as well as in RL. Be nice to them, and maybe you too will begin to funkotify.