Proust Club: Tim Staszak

We’re asking the Block Club team a few questions from the famous Proust Questionnaire, popularized by the famous French essayist and novelist. This famous interview style has been interpreted many times over, from Vanity Fair’s popular last-page profile to “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” We begin our questionnaire with Tim Staszak, one of Block Club’s designers. Let’s see what Tim has to say…

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Not having to worry about anything, the feeling that everything is taken care of, and a cold drink on a hot beach.

What is your greatest fear?
That I will not be alive to see this city burn itself to the ground when we finally win a championship.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
People who have no empathy.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Sneaking the family pack of cookies into the shopping cart.

What is your current state of mind?
The feeling that we are living in a simulation.

Which living person do you most despise?
Anyone in a MAGA hat.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My wife Nicole and my baby boy, Bannon.

Which talent would you most like to have?
To be about two inches taller, the ability to completely read a defense at the line of scrimmage, have the mechanics to drop back in the pocket and release a football on target to another human in under two seconds who can throw that ball 70 to 80 yards in the air on a three-step drop.

What is your greatest regret?
Saying “I regret nothing” since I’ve learned that regrets are actually a good thing. They are mistakes or choices that stick with us, and we learn from them to help us make different choices in the future. Thanks, Shankar Vedantam 😉

How would you like to die?
Fighting fascism or at an all-you-can-eat pizza joint.