Stefan Grothkopp has put out a very slick, and fun, command line interface to Google, running in your browser.

Things to try:

> w street parade
> 1

> p zurich

Along the same lines, Surfraw and the likes of Links, Lynx, and w3m will do about the same, in your console.

$ sudo apt-get install surfraw w3m
$ sr google test

(Note: the Debian/Ubuntu packages work fine, however Fedora's repositories hold an older, broken version of Surfraw.)