From Batman
Jump to navigationJump to search

November 23, 2007

Emailing humanresources@whysoserious.com caused this reply to be sent, encouraging participants to find clues:

See you found my little message. So, do you think you have what it takes to be a part of my circle of friends? Are you a backstabbing, self-promoting, ambitious clown who will do anything to prove yourself to me? If so, the first step of your application process awaits...if you know where to look.

Personality Profile

Thehahahatimes.com featured some phrases in red circles. By adding the number of letters in each circle and replacing that with a corresponding letter of the alphabet (ie: 1 letter=A, 2 letters=B, etc.), the website Whysoserious.com/Personalityprofile was discovered.

The site contains a 14-question personality test, which begins with this note:

Before you can work for me, we need to do a little screening.

Are you made up of the right stuff to be one of my clowns?

I'm looking for a certain point of view.



Question 1: What is your favorite color?

  • 1: Police Tape Yellow
  • 2: Pumpkin Gut Orange
  • 3: Jugular Red
  • 4: Corpse Blue

Question 2: What large, hierarchical organization have you previously belonged to?

  • 1: the military
  • 2: prison
  • 3: Arkham
  • 4: I am not a people person

Question 3: Do you have any mental illnesses? Check the most interesting.

  • 1: OCD
  • 2: kleptomania
  • 3: chiroteraphobia
  • 4: pseudobulbar effect

Question 4: What do you do when you first wake up in the morning?

  • 1: look in face in mirror, admire that beautiful smile
  • 2: check crime rates in various cities
  • 3: scan headlines in the Gotham Times
  • 4: call Mommy

Question 5: What is the most important attribute in a henchman

  • 1: being ready to give up one's life on behalf of your boss
  • 2: being ready to give up one's life at the hands of your boss
  • 3: always putting on your best smile
  • 4: not asking questions

Question 6: What is your favorite thing to do on a date?

  • 1: attend the latest production of Die Fledermaus at the opera house
  • 2: get makeovers
  • 3: bringing them to see their bound and gagged family member
  • 4: polka

Question 7: What is your favorite music?

  • 1: Yanni
  • 2: whatever they play when they pass out the medication at lunch
  • 3: static
  • 4: I'm more of a visual person

Question 8: What do you search for when searching for love?

  • 1: split personality
  • 2: photogenic
  • 3: good driving skills and an uncanny knowledge of security systems
  • 4: multi-million dollar life insurance policy

Question 9: If you close your eyes, what is the first image that often comes to your mind?

  • 1: The sun coming up over the prison walls.
  • 2: A timer. Set.
  • 3: twisted faces of anguish
  • 4: puppies in a basket

Question 10: What was the most delightful episode in human history?

  • 1: the Hindenburg crash
  • 2: the Titanic sinking
  • 3: the guillotining of French royals
  • 4: the invention of "Mad Libs"

Question 11: Do you have any useful skills?

  • 1: operate heavy machinery
  • 2: audit tax forms
  • 3: drive a school bus
  • 4: pest extermination

Question 12: When is it acceptable to use lethal force?

  • 1: to improve the genetic stock of humanity
  • 2: when you need a little pick-me-up
  • 3: to get someone's attention
  • 4: to instill panic in the teeming, stupid hordes

Question 13: What is the best hairstyle?

  • 1: dyed green smeared with blood
  • 2: fright wig
  • 3: faux-hawk
  • 4: do not tell anybody, but a toupee

Question 14: What is the ultimate purpose of life?

  • 1: to find funny videos and send them to friends
  • 2: to become the worst you can be
  • 3: to expose hypocrisy in a world run by the self-deluded
  • 4: to watch it all burn


  • After completing the test, a love tester machine tells participants how they did on a scale of "Mime" to "A Scream."
    The participant can ensure "A Scream" result by clicking very quickly on two answers before the next question appears.

  • A note appears, along with the option to challenge a friend to do better:

Thanks for playing! Your next test will occur in a few days, so keep your eyes open and a smile on your face.

If you've finished my quiz, then it's time for the next step in the interview process, something to test your aptitude. Spaces count:

  • Eighth
  • Sixth
  • Eighth
  • Ninth
  • Ninth
  • Second
  • Fourth
  • Second
  • Third

The answer was found by going to the personality profile love tester and using the clues from the email to count out a series of letters. This spelled MAUSOLEUM, which led to Whysoserious.com/Mausoleum.