Realtime clock cowsay

watch -tn1 'figlet -f slant `date +%T` | cowsay -n -f telebears'
You need to have figlet(for font) and cowsay installed. Just copy n paste this command and you can see.....
Sample Output
 _______________________________________ 
/    ___  ___  __ __  ____   ___  ____  \
|   |__ \<  / / // / ( __ )_|__ \/ __ \ |
|   __/ // (_) // /_/ __  (_)_/ / /_/ / |
|  / __// / /__  __/ /_/ / / __/\__, /  |
| /____/_(_)  /_/  \____(_)____/____/   |
\                                       /
 --------------------------------------- 
      \                _
       \              (_)   <-- TeleBEARS
        \   ^__^       / \
         \  (oo)\_____/_\ \
            (__)\  you  ) /
                ||----w ((
                ||     ||>>

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2011-11-25 14:35:01

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