The lock thing reminds me of someone I saw recently. It involves this bridge:
(Photo credit: someone else. I had what I thought would be a really great image here, but it turned out to be out of focus.)
In order for the following to make sense, it's important to understand a bit about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge; specifically, a cross-sectional view of the span itself. Now, it turns out to be surprisingly hard to find contemporary illustrations of what I need to show you, so here's one from 1883:
Aside from the fact that the area which used to be occupied by trains is now given over to cars, and that there are fewer horse-drawn carriages today than there once were, the basic layout is unchanged. The important thing here is that the pedestrian walkway is elevated above the cars, and centered, as shown in this considerably less-interesting diagram:
Thus, from the walkway, one sees this view:
As one walks along the walkway, one passes the streetlights which illuminate the lower level at roughly waist height. And the stays which support them are almost entirely covered with various types of locks:
This practice is apparently a source of considerable frustration to the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, whose headquarters I happened to pass by on Saturday while walking the entire lower-half perimeter of Manhattan (17 miles), and which was the setting of the headquarters of the fictitious Men in Black, for reasons which should be obvious:
(In reality, if an elevator existed in the location depicted in the film, it would pass directly through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.)
Imagine if JK Rowling wrote another book series so popular, and so different from Harry Potter, that it smashed all book records completely (five times over) and you forgot about poor little Harry, and no other book series was ever as popular/successful/outselling as this new series for at least 34 years later.
But keep posting talentless unorginal loopers, by all means.