Talk:177: Alice and Bob

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
Revision as of 16:13, 19 September 2015 by Danshoham (talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

This part: "but everything from the public-key authenticated signatures on the files to the lipstick heart smeared on the disk screamed "Alice." " reminds me of the song Alice by Tom Waits. May or may not be intentional. 18:10, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

The title text refers to comic 153, the first time Randall claimes to be banned from a conference (others to follow, e.g. comics 463 and 541). And I don't consider this comic to have a "twist ending" revealing that it's Eve talking. She says that she is commonly being labelled the attacker in the very first panel. --YMS (talk) 15:37, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Is Danish's name actually Eve? They seem to look the same, and have the same character. 17:51, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Would that make Black Hat Bob? And who would be Alice? 02:30, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

None of them because they aren't the same characters! -Pennpenn 00:18, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

In addition to the obvious cryptography naming convention, I thought there was a reference to the 1969 movie classic Bob&Carol&Ted&Alice about infidelity and partners swapping. The climax scene has all 4 climb to bed together with Bob and Alice (married, but not to each other) kissing passionately. The movie inspired a genre of sexual comedies, and to this day, calling out a few of the names with a "&" between is used as a euphemism for "too asexually liberal for their own good." Mountain Hikes (talk) 16:13, 19 September 2015 (UTC)