Quick way to have fun with Bash and sudo on a boring day. Insert the following into your /etc/bashrc, /etc/bash.bashrc, or similar file (as is appropriate for your distro and version):
alias sudo='sudo -p "Congratulations, %p! You are the one-millionth user to attempt to sudo to %U! Enter your password to see what you've won. "';
More info, from
%H expanded to the host name including the domain name (on if the machine's host name is fully qualified or the fqdn option is set in sudoers(5)) %h expanded to the local host name without the domain name %p expanded to the name of the user whose password is being requested (respects the rootpw, targetpw and runaspw flags in sudoers(5)) %U expanded to the login name of the user the command will be run as (defaults to root unless the -u option is also specified) %u expanded to the invoking user's login name %% two consecutive % characters are collapsed into a single % character The prompt specified by the -p option will override the system password prompt on systems that support PAM unless the passprompt_override flag is disabled in sudoers.