If there’s one thing that I’ve learned as editor for the funnies page over this school year, it is this: being funny is hard. Being funny on a weekly, scheduled basis is even harder.

Now, I’m not complaining. I knew what I was getting myself into when I signed up for this. However, let’s be realistic. Jesse and I are just simply not able to supply you, fair readers, with the type of  multifaceted humor that you deserve week after week. Admittedly, some amongst you may be “down with the sickness” (thanks, Disturbed), but we can’t please everybody every time.

Now I’ll reveal my hand: this article is actually a plea. Do you think you’re funny? Do your friends think you’re funny? Does your mom think you’re funny? Perhaps, like Jesse and I, you’re naive enough to think that the rest of campus would agree! If so, shoot me an email (tylerjy@goshen.edu)!

There are at least as many types of humor as there are…er… I mean… Ok. There are many types of humor. Whatever. That said, yours probably has a place. Somewhere. Even if it’s under a rock or something.  Even if you aren’t interested in writing, feel free to send ideas for articles, top 10 lists, etc.

New ideas are always helpful, and you’ll probably get some warm fuzzy feelings when you realize that we’ve used one of your very own article suggestions.

Now, I’ll be honest. After the veritable flood of email that this article will assuredly generate, we won’t have space for every single person’s contributions. If your unique comic stylings aren’t tapped, it’s (probably) not personal.

But, and now I speak seriously, any and all input is always always always appreciated. We cannot forget that this is a campus full of wonderfully talented people, many of whom deserve some well-earned time in the spotlight. I think it’s time to work together and see what we can do about that. What about you?