Well, my fathers birthday is just a few days away, and I think I want to play a joke on him. What I want to do is write an AppleScript that will use the terminal and the 'say' command to randomly say different phrases at different times. Don't worry, I'm not trying to do anything malicious, I just want the computer to randomly speak "ARE YOU DONE YET!!" and a few other things. I've got the AppleScript all written up, and finalized, and I added it to the startup menu, so the program will automatically run when he logs in. The problem is that when the Script runs, the AppleScript appears in the Dock, spoiling all the fun. So what I want to ask is there any way that I can keep the icon from appearing in the Dock?