@stephburg spotted this bike at Broadway and Denny, locked with what appears to be an extension cord. This could possibly be my favorite bad bike lock ever. I think the idea is to wrap it so annoyingly that thieves will just leave it alone. I hope it worked, wonderful Capitol Hill bike parker!
Speaking of bad bike locking jobs, Elly Blue
started has been promoting a Flickr pool for the documenting of bike lock fails around the world. So if you spot any funny or bad examples on your adventures around town, add them to the pool.
Here are some examples submitted so far: