Huge shout out to Son Of Man post for inspiring most of this desktop.
I just wanted to add my first contribution to the community with someone close to my heart: quotes.
Code is here -
curl --silent www.brainyquote.com/quotes_of_the_day.html | egrep '(span class="huge")|(span class="big")' | sed -n '1p; 2p; ' | sed -e 's/<[^>]*>//g'
Edit which paragraphs are picked up by the first sed if you'd like a different quote from that page.