do NOT consciously realize that Pink is doing Rosie the Riveter,
the famous Girl Power icon from World War Two.
they instantly convince themselves they knew it all along.
Search Google and you’ll see that NO ONE had ever spotted
the connection between Raise Your Glass and the Statue of Liberty
prior to Wizzo pointing it out in last week’s Monday Morning Memo.
But should you ever point out the glass/torch connection to anyone,
you can fully expect that person to think they somehow knew it all along.
Frankly, I doubt Pink was consciously aware that the beagle in her brain had brought her a powerful, cultural icon from the unconscious when she wrote Raise Your Glass, but it “felt” right to her to consciously open the video with a powerful symbol of Americana, especially since the iconic image she chose was an anomaly, a misfit: a woman doing the hard, gritty work of a man.