Well, the lock is hilarious; would be even better with a nice OnGuard Mini 'accent piece' u-lock with it.
I like what you did with the hbars :)
Still have the others?
I dig those drops..
To prevent scratching, you can take an old tube and and wind the U part of your lock through it but it is bound to happen. And it has all been said before about the insecurity of cable locks. While yours is thick(comments from the peanut gallery welcome), it's not impenetrable. I use a cable lock too but don't ride really nice bikes, and don't really have to worry about theft like the city where I live.