I am starting to do more and more stuff on my Mac via the Apple Terminal, so I decided to spruce mine up a bit.
Using Fink I first installed "fortune-mod" (the program that actually displays the fortunes) and then installed "fortunes" (the fortunes themselves).
Next I simply added "/sw/bin/fortune" to my .bashrc file.
Now, whenever I open a new terminal window, I am greeted with a fun fortune. Most of the time, these seem to be just silly sayings, such as this:
Old programmers never die, they just become managers.
but every now and then you get something unexpected, such as a recipe for Glogg (a traditional Scandinavian holiday drink).