fortune cookies

$ for i in {1..20}; do fortune -w ; sleep 3; clear; done

if you are a slow reader adjust the sleep time accordingly.

a bash timer

$ alias timer='export ts=$(date +%s);p='\''$(date -u -d @"$(($(date +%s)-$ts))" +"%H.%M.%S")'\'';watch -n 1 -t banner $p;eval "echo $p"'