Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall's son dabbing with Paul Ryan is the first great meme of 2017

Source: AP
Source: AP

Once deemed dead, it would appear that dabbing is making an uncomfortable comeback thanks to Tuesday's Congressional swearing-in ceremonies. 

After newly elected Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kans.) was sworn in by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), Marshall's son dabbed for cameras while posing for photos with his father and Ryan, sending the internet into a good old-fashioned round of millennial bashing and Ryan mocking.

As cameras started flashing, Cal Marshall, who was put in charge of holding the Bible for his father's swearing-in, lowered his head into the crook of his arm so his dab would be memorialized in his father's career forever. However, Ryan was quick to notice the move and asked, "You all right?" Cal nodded, head still in his arm. After another round of photographs, Ryan gently pulled Cal's arm down and asked, "You want to put your hand down?" With a massive grin and barely containing laughter, Cal relented and let the focus fall back to his father's swearing-in, but it was too late.

Confused, Ryan asked Cal: "Were you going to sneeze? Is that it?" And in that moment, the first great meme of the year was born, just a week before the one-year anniversary of Hillary Clinton dabbing on Ellen:

Rep. Marshall, whose swearing-in ceremony is the whole reason Cal was there in the first place, backed Ryan's assumption that the strange movement was just a sneeze. After the ceremony, Ryan tweeted, "Still don't get what dabbing is," and Marshall tweeted that his son had been grounded for what apparently everyone except Ryan knew was definitely not a sneeze.

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Talia Jane

Talia Jane is probably a human and definitely a writer covering trending and breaking news. Find her on Twitter at @itsa_talia

MORE FROM

Serena Williams responds to John McEnroe's comments saying she would rank "like 700" against men

Williams said his statements were "not factually based."

People are way less likely to be helpful when it's hot out, according to study

Sorry, it's too hot out to help you move.

Democrats, the American Medical Association and US bishops blast the Senate health care bill

According to the Congressional Budget Office, 15 million more Americans will be without health insurance next year if the bill passes.

Dow Jones won’t talk about its reported pay gap problem

A study released by the union representing Dow Jones employees found evidence of a "significant pay gap between men and women" who had the same job title and level of experience.

Mom slams ACA repeal, shows what's at stake in a tweetstorm about son's health

This mom says that without the ACA, her son wouldn't get the medical care he desperately needs.

Theresa May announces pact with Northern Ireland's conservative DUP

10 of the DUP's MPs will vote alongside May's party in exchange for more than $1 billion of funds.

Serena Williams responds to John McEnroe's comments saying she would rank "like 700" against men

Williams said his statements were "not factually based."

People are way less likely to be helpful when it's hot out, according to study

Sorry, it's too hot out to help you move.

Democrats, the American Medical Association and US bishops blast the Senate health care bill

According to the Congressional Budget Office, 15 million more Americans will be without health insurance next year if the bill passes.

Dow Jones won’t talk about its reported pay gap problem

A study released by the union representing Dow Jones employees found evidence of a "significant pay gap between men and women" who had the same job title and level of experience.

Mom slams ACA repeal, shows what's at stake in a tweetstorm about son's health

This mom says that without the ACA, her son wouldn't get the medical care he desperately needs.

Theresa May announces pact with Northern Ireland's conservative DUP

10 of the DUP's MPs will vote alongside May's party in exchange for more than $1 billion of funds.