The Unix command clear does exactly what it says on the tin: it clears your console of irritating clutter.

If only I could run clear on my life: I could get rid of my irritating family, cancel Ally McBeal, shut Anne Widdecombe up, get my boss faxed to Amsterdam, discover some friends who aren't emotional cripples, get that mythical job that actually involves some programming, and finally get some instant meals that are edible.