FROM READERS: Share your shaggy dog tales

Monday, July 2, 2012 | 10:00 a.m. CDT

Joe G. Dillard, a longtime Columbia resident who recently published his first book "A Full Cup of Joe", would like to issue a shaggy dog story challenge to readers. A shaggy dog story is usually a long-winded tale featuring narration of irrelevant incidents that ends with a pointless, though humorous, punchline. He's included a few starter stories for you below.