Deep Throat, Nude Provocateuse and the Big Click

10 12 2009

Why I went Deep

After 30-years, Watergate’s Deep Throat is still returned as No. 1 in Google internet searches. Since deciding to go after the Big Click as the Nude Provocateuse, I’ve seen web site hits soar by more than 400 percent in a day. I’m sure you’ll agree that site hits are the juice that keeps bloggers blogging, but many may not understand the rationale behind my choosing such an edgy Big Click Lure.  A ‘must read’ on blogging is Ellen Brandt’s “Corpses, Mollusks, and Kinky Sex – How I Won the Blog-Off” at

For those who came of age in the 70s the pseudonym Deep Throat morphed into more than a seedy name for a 1972 porn film. Deep Throat became the icon of the Watergate scandal. FBI Deputy Director W. Mark Felt took on the pseudonym some time after he began leaking information to Bob Woodward, a reporter with the Washington Post. Although it was far from fool-proof, the pseudonym helped Felt maintain a shroud of mystery. Felt probably didn’t realize at the time his pseudonym Deep Throat would eclipse the notoriety of the porn film he stole the name from by 30-years and emerge as the symbol of a US president’s demise. To find out more about Felt and Deep Throat check out the wiki at:

While the Nude Provocateuse has few if any tales of cloak and dagger betrayal, graft, bribery, infidelity, espionage, politics, war, and overthrow, it has provided reliable data on the probability and outcome of such events affecting the Obama administration. I like to think the blog brings value back to astrology by demonstrating the existence of destiny and fate amidst centuries of accusations of fakery leveled by scientists against the astrological community.

Astronomy derives from astrology?
But astrology has lost more than value. From the end of the 17th century to the present, astrology has been losing credibility despite the fact it shares similarities with astronomy and psychology. “Astronomy derives from astrology” asserts Professor Antonio Panaino, the famous Italian Orientalist, Professor of Alma Mater Studiorum and Isiao – the Italian Institute for Africa and East in a November 19, 2009 lecture. The transcript is kept at Sophia at the New Bulgarian University. You can view an excerpt of his talk at: and

Western astrologers revere academicians like Professor Antonio Panaino and laud heroic efforts of Museum Curators like Omara Khan Massoudi, the Director of the Afghanistan National Museum. You remember Omara Massoudi from my Fort Hood blog. You can review this blog at:

Massoudi and his colleagues, fearing the rampage and chaos of war, secretly crated and buried many of Afghanistan’s ancient artifacts in 1988. This act alone may have been responsible for saving valuable clues to the links between ancient Vedic and Mesopotamian astrology.

Omara Khan Massoudi, Director of the Afghanistan National Museum and Museum Curator

But while astrologers are getting help from world renown academicians and curators, the credibility problem for astrologers in America is getting worse. About 2-weeks ago I mentioned on an Astrology group site that I had heard there was an astrologer in the White House. Almost immediately I ran into trouble and was labeled a provocateur. Out of fear, someone even called my “tip” unethical. In an innocent group comment, I had unearthed a troublesome resentment that would not have existed if astrology in America was deemed credible, or if American artifacts concerning and including astrology were valued.

Yet, like Bulgaria, Italy and Afghanistan, America too has its heroes. One that comes to mind actually found the funding to research an emerging technique begun after World War II. It involved the nodes at the intersection of the Ecliptic with the Prime Vertical. The nodes are called the Vertex and the Anti-Vertex. These “nodes”, explains hero Donna Henson in her book Vertex: The Third Angle (copyright 2003) indicate “events likely to come to pass despite efforts to avoid them.” Without the heroic efforts of Ms. Henson, I would have never been able to identify the Winner’s Aspect I attribute to Barack Obama’s assent to the presidency. To see the Winner’s Aspect go to:

The Reasoning Process employed by The_Betty for Adopting the pseudonym Nude Provocateuse
Yet, despite the obstacles, I remain an avid astrologer and author of an astrological blog series The Rise of Obama. However, for the last few weeks I’ve been more than mildly befuddled about its circulation, or in the internet world site hits. “If I am to continue with the Rise of Obama series,” I reasoned, “I’ve got to establish a marketing schema.” This reasoning prompted me to consider the 3-Rs: Reality, Recognition, and Respect.

Reality. The reality I’m referring to centers around where I am in the life cycle of the American culture. The reality of our time is that astrologers are suffering in America right now from a lack of credibility. Ridiculed by science, hounded by religious extremists, astrologers have little choice but to compete in an entertainment based marketplace for an ever dwindling attention span through a myriad of ever narrowing media. In order to obtain recognition, an astrologer turned blogger has to learn how to trip the right response from search engines like Google. This is done by triggering, tricking, or tempting the audience with Big Click lures and edgy headline words. Once I faced that reality, phrases like Deep Throat and Nude Provocateuse became more palatable and less difficult to swallow.


Recognition. Ellen Brandt, Ph. D. authors a blog called Ellen Interactive. I strongly advise anyone considering self publishing through blogs to visit her blog site. You can find Ellen at: Recently, Ellen won the WordPress Blog Off and decided to share some of her winning techniques in a blog titled:

“Corpses, Mollusks, and Kinky Sex – How I Won the Blog-Off.”

Ellen hooked readers with headlines like: “7 out of 10 Blog in the Nude” and“Transvestite running for Mayor” and “Vultures and Stiletto Heals”. Ellen also revealed that the Faux Tabloid Headline experiment that won her the Blog Off:

“…also told us some interesting things about which kinds of headlines readers respond to viscerally and why.”

So a very good friend of mine commented: “but that doesn’t mean write headlines with a come and get my big b—–!” I explained that in the browser realm you’re dealing with a 3-8 second window of opportunity to gain enough interest so the individual browser commits with the Big Click. “Even Billy Mays, had more time. This leaves very little to work with except something that illicits a big shock! Besides the same type of person who was lured by the word transvestite will probably click provocateuse too,” I offered.

Soon after reading Ellen’s blog I Googled Nude and found that my fellow Americans in the marketplace use it – a lot! Then I looked up the word provocateur. This was important because I needed a word to convey the position I’m in for writing an astrology blog in a time when astrology is not allowed. In my research, I found that a provocateur is one who provokes, incites or stirs-up purposely. Then I Googled the words Nude and provocateur together and…you know what I found. But the important part of my discovery were the number of hits these sites received per day. These sites boasted daily Big Click results in the thousands.

Respect. Ask anybody in America, when it comes to respect more is better.  We envy the person with the big house, the big job, the most friends, etc.  The fact is zero (0) site hits yields no respect especially in the blogosphere.  Besides, folks like Ellen Brandt, Ph. D., have name recognition. To make matters worse MySpace has been marketing Celebrity Blogs. So I reasoned: “If I have no name recognition,  I have no choice but to play the Big Click Lure game. But when I play, I’ve got to play for keeps.” That’s when I got in touch with my inner capitalist and asked: “Would I expect less from my competitors? ” After living in Washington, DC for 20-years and coming of age during the era of Deep Throat I answered “No!” So I’m here, with you right now manipulating The_Betty’s image with the hope of setting a precedence by triggering, tricking, and tempting readers with Big Click Lures as the Nude Provocateuse.

Altogether now, say: “Click me out in Cyberspace!”


Nude Provocateuse
(aka The_Betty)

About the Series: Since the time of the Pharaohs, eclipses have marked our major historical events especially the rise and fall of empires. The Rise of Obama Series (TRO) by The Nude Provocateuse (aka The_Betty) is based on the premise that the Eclipse of August 1, 2008 was the astronomical event opening the road for Barack Obama’s assent to the presidency, and the Desire for Reforms Eclipse of July 21, 2009 is responsible for influencing his 2009-10 political agenda.  This series is written as News, Political News, News and Commentary, and serves as basic astrological research not for profit or resale in accordance with the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 USC, Section 107. To learn more about this code go to: or email me at