Sometimes adults and brands try way too hard to seem current, hip, and with it. These are some of our favorite (and fresh) pandering moments. We kind of want to give these people credit for trying.
As Eminem once said, “You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow because opportunity knocks once in a lifetime.”
That’s how the son of Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall felt during a quick photo op at his father’s swearing in ceremony. As House Speaker Paul Ryan turned and smiled for the camera, Marshall’s son went for a quick, inconspicuous, and heroic dab.
That’s when Ryan, perhaps, smelling dissent in the air turned and shut it down, like so many public healthcare initiatives.
Ryan asks the young man, “Are you going to sneeze?”
The boy, having just taken his only opportunity to embarrass his father, future self, and the guy who’s only dream is to have 100% privatized healthcare, put his hand down for the picture. The people, once again, have been crushed.
Paul Ryan admits that he’s totally out of touch with young voters:
Just finished swearing-in photos. Nearly 300 members. Countless cute kids. Still don't get what dabbing is, though. pic.twitter.com/E2hFgyPYZT— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 3, 2017
Rep. Marshall jails his son for something that’s clearly protected by the First Amendment: