If you have time to waste (and I mean really waste), Emacs has
things to keep you occupied.
There are lots of interesting special
effects, like "disassociated text."
My favorite is a command called
It's based on "doctor," which is a
variation of the classic artificial intelligence demonstration called
"Eliza": the computer plays psychotherapist, asks
you questions, you reply, and your answers are the basis for new questions.
Nothing new, really; I remember it from my high school days, in the
If you think you might be in need of a psychotherapist,
save your money and try
ESC x doctor RETURN.
If you want to see something really interesting, try
ESC x psychoanalyze-pinhead.
This takes the built-in "doctor" program and
feeds it with quotations from the cult comic strip Zippy the
The result is indeed bizarre. Here's some typical output:
I am the psychotherapist. Please, describe your problems. Each time you are finished talking, type RET twice. YOU PICKED KARL MALDEN'S NOSE!! Why do you say I picked karl malden's nose? Am I SHOPLIFTING? Is it because of your plans that you say are you shoplifting? Are you selling NYLON OIL WELLS?? If so, we can use TWO DOZEN!!
Press CTRL-c when you've had enough.