DIRECTOR/WRITER M Night Shyamalan's slow-moving but effective shaggy-dog story
about a 19th-century village surrounded by a forest in which live creepy beings.
Whenever I've seen him outside of movies he was doing smart-ass impressions of an oboe or telling a shaggy-dog story
in a weird accent, which made me view him as an upmarket Goon.
And he was always good for a wry shaggy-dog story
-- some unprintable but always funny," continued Estabrook, who shared train rides with him to early convention sites.
Keillor's gentle, shaggy-dog story
humour is even more restrained than usual - with the tale of the Norwegian siamese twin dwarves; one of whom drinks alcohol while the other suffers the hangovers - being the only truly bizarre element.
When the "Doctor" called with his customary shaggy-dog story
about lost bags, cellular phones, and busy pagers, and asked for an outside line, the hotel was alert to the scam and refused to place the call.
Yes, ``Warm Water'' is a shaggy-dog story
, but one with a real heart beating beneath the sniggering.
Simplistic critics of early existentialism saw in the writings of its advocates what one of them called visionary vagrants, fellahin without fellowship, their lives a shaggy-dog story
or, worse, a burp against all official culture and society.