Hey all, here's my first RQ submition and my first golf. Hurray!I know golfs aren't encouraged at all... but I couldn't resist... Sorry! ;-)
#######################!/usr/bin/env ruby# ~383 chars# y = "eye"# m = "beak/mouth"# z = "balloon tail"# f = "text" (defaults to fortune)y="º"[0..1];m=">"[0..1];z="\\";w=40;N="\n";BS="\\"+N;S="";f=`fortune`.split(N);e=f.collect{|v|v.split(/\s+/)};t="#{"_"*w}\n/"+S*w+BS;while e.size>0;l="|";d=e.shift;whiled.size>0;while d.size>0&&(l+d.first).length<w;l+=d.shift+S;end;t+=l+S*(w-l.length+1)+"|"+N;l="|";end;end;t+="\\#{'_'*w}/"+N;h=S*3+z+N;b=S*5+"`#{m}(#{y})____,\n"+S*8+"(` =~~/\n"+"^~"*5+"`---'"+"^~"*30;puts t+h+b#######################
output: ________________________________________/                                        \|Q: What do you call the money you pay   ||to the government when                  || you ride into the country on the back  ||of an elephant?                         ||A: A howdah duty.                       |\________________________________________/   \     ` >(º)____,        (` =~~/^~^~^~^~^~`---'^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~
Jacob