Vic and Sadecast; Dave Duckert; It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher! (19:47) What better way to get your Vic and Sade fix than by listening to a fan who loves the show more than anyone? Dave Duckert is here with his wisdom and wit and other entertaining garbage.

Examine this episode more closely: 41-10-09 It’s Algebra, Uncle Fletcher

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9 Responses to “Vic and Sadecast 089 – It’s Algebra, Uncle Fletcher!”
  1. Jimbo says:


    Vaseline is petroleum-based.

    Great job, Dave!

  2. Dave from Wisconsin says:


    I can use it to grease the ball joints on my truck too!

  3. Dave in Kentucky says:

    I LIKE CRISCO FOR PIES BECAUSE it spreads easily into the pie shell, yet provides adequate support for the meringue on top.

    The last person I heard use cipherin’ to mean doin’ arithmetic was Jethro Bodine.

  4. Dave from Wisconsin says:

    I know very, very little about cooking, so forgive me if this is a dumb question…

    One of the Crisco taglines is “It’s digestible!”. They promote that like it’s some sort of new feature. Wasn’t whatever people used before Crisco digestible? I think people used animal fat before Crisco, right? Animal fat is digestible, right? Just seems like an odd think to promote…. I must be missing something.

  5. Dave in Kentucky says:

    It must mean that it’s easily digestible or highly digestible, compared to animal fat (lard). There’s an article in the Journal of American Medicine dated November 16, 1918 (about seven years after Crisco was introduced) entitled “RELATIVE DIGESTIBILITY OF MAIZE OIL (CORN OIL), COTTONSEED OIL AND LARD.” Note: Crisco is made from cottonseed oil.

  6. Dave in Kentucky says:

    Make that the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Link:

  7. Chad Bowers says:

    Great podcast at the link above. The story of Crisco. It’s generally accepted now that LARD is a healthier choice than vegetable oils.

  8. Dave from Wisconsin says:

    I located the the JAMA article on Google Books – they measured the digestibility of corn oil, lard, and cottonseed oil (Crisco) using dogs (You don’t want to know how). As it turns out, lard was 97.8% digestible and Crisco was 98.8%. So not only is Crisco digestible, it’s MORE digestible!

    The LARD podcast was really good, that was a great find!,+COTTONSEED+OIL+AND+LARD%22&source=bl&ots=jXoDzlr83A&sig=Wkf-j5ya_a_GTytBvK9E1PZoZSY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivg7WT0-vXAhWi3oMKHbYhBYYQ6AEIOjAF#v=onepage&q=%22RELATIVE%20DIGESTIBILITY%20OF%20MAIZE%20OIL%20(CORN%20OIL)%2C%20COTTONSEED%20OIL%20AND%20LARD%22&f=false

  9. What You Need To Pass This Class. Also: It’s Algebra, Uncle Fletcher – nebusresearch says:

    […] episodes of the show, particularly trying to explain the context of things gone by since 1940. This episode, from October 1941, is aptly titled “It’s Algebra, Uncle Fletcher”. Neither Vic nor Sade are in the episode, but their son Rush and Uncle Fletcher are. And they try […]

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