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    The best thing about ascii joke lists? The humor is easy to parse.

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      One of my favourite fortune databases.

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        What’s the deal with fortune? I know a great fortune bot, but don’t know where this stuff comes from. Is there a heritage?

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          Yes. It was an old Unix program, distributed alongside what at the time must have seemed like an amusing set of quotes and one-liners. I shouldn’t have been surprised that Wikipedia has more details.