The Corner

“I Want a Jonah Goldberg Teddy Bear to Sleep With”

There were more than a few interesting NRO Store items y’all came up with. Bruce Lee and Derb action figures came up, as did plush Jonah and Cosmos. Here’s one reader: “action figures could be hilarious collectibles…Johah with a Glenlivet bottle and paycheck accessories. Cosmo, with squirrel accessory. An action figure of Jonah’s old sofa. Derb with a Bren gun and a calculator. Dreher with a bag of Granola. You, K-Lo with a sack of coffee. Lowry with bags of money he refuses to give Goldberg. Dunphy with a black bar over his eyes, and cool guns and cuffs to go with him.”

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