Random cow tells your fortune

files=(/usr/share/cowsay/cows/*);cowsay -f `printf "%s\n" "${files[RANDOM % ${#files}]}"` "`fortune`"
Can be installed in the root crontab if you want it to update your motd. If not on ubuntu you need to change /usr/share/cowsay/cows/* to the location of your cow files.
Sample Output
 _____________________________________
/ A kind of Batman of contemporary    \
| letters.                            |
|                                     |
\ -- Philip Larkin on Anthony Burgess /
 -------------------------------------
     \
      \
          oO)-.                       .-(Oo
         /__  _\                     /_  __\
         \  \(  |     ()~()         |  )/  /
          \__|\ |    (-___-)        | /|__/
          '  '--'    ==`-'==        '--'  '

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By: dog
2010-06-02 14:18:28

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