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[[caption-width-right:342:[[EpicFail Here's]] what Jeff and Adam think of your late-game expansion.]]
--> '''[[LargeHam NovaWar]]''': [[CatchPhrase Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, this is NovaWar!]]
--> '''[[TokenMinority MaximusBlack]]''': And I'm an AngryBlackMan.
--> '''[=NovaWar=]''': [[LameComeback And I'm an angry]] Franchise/{{Batman}}.

''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/LifesAGlitchTV Life's A Glitch TV]]'' (commonly abbreviated as LAGTV) is a Website/YouTube channel hosted by two [[CanadaEh Canadian guys]][[note]]from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to be exact[[/note]] named Adam ([=NovaWar=]) and Jeff ([=MaximusBlack=]). They have done some [[LetsPlay Let's Plays]] for ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' and ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'', although they are mostly known for their ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' commentary series called "When Cheese Fails 101", which was retooled for a season "Will Cheese Fail?" and has since returned to the "[[ForegoneConclusion When Cheese Fails" format.]] Though which player will win is not necessarily known because of the existence of double cheeses.

Unlike their contemporaries such as DayNine, Creator/HuskyStarcraft, and [[Creator/TheCynicalBrit TotalBiscuit]], who cast games from the level of TournamentPlay, LAGTV casts fan-submitted replays of [[SoOkayItsAverage mid- to high-level Ladder games]] submitted by their fans, in an attempt to analyze in-depth what happens when [[{{Whoring}} cheese tactics]] fail. The games are typically cast blind, with neither [=NovaWar=] nor [=MaximusBlack=] knowing what is going to happen. While the series is primarily intended for entertainment, Adam and Jeff are also [[HiddenDepths excellent commentators]], dissecting in detail what each player is doing right and wrong. Players who want to learn how to defend against cheese--or perpetrate it!--should consider this show required reading.

LAGTV also casts more traditional 1v1 Ladder games, typically introduced as "Normal-Ass Normal Games" to keep them separate from When Cheese Fails 101 proper. They have additionally produced a series called "[=NovaWar=] Says," in which Jeff has to play 2v2 StarCraft games under constraints chosen by Adam. Their second channel, [[http://www.youtube.com/user/lifesaglitchtv2 LAGTV2]], was originally slated for just Minecraft gameplay videos and has since panned out into a Lets Play channel of various games and their "Dear LAGTV" series.

[=MaximusBlack=] and [=NovaWar=] are known for their insightful analysis, [[LargeHam upbeat personality]], [[HoYay natural chemistry]] and [[ToiletHumor poop jokes]]. [[ToiletHumor Lots of poop jokes.]]

[=MaximusBlack=] was crowned King Of The Web for the period of June 1 - June 15 2012.

[[http://www.lag.tv/ Head to their website for more.]]

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!!We are looking at some examples for When Cheese Fails 101, so Maximus, [[CatchPhrase hit me up with that noooooooooooise!]] [[WackySoundEffect *boiyoiyoiyoiyoooing*]]

* BerserkButton: If you are winning a match, you better hope [[ThirdActStupidity you don't do something stupid to throw it away in the endgame]], especially if your opponent [[IdiotBall has made every mistake under the sun and has essentially given you the match on a silver platter]]. Otherwise [=MaximusBlack=] will ''destroy you''.
** It is also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT1VEuTvwVk&t=61s not advised]] to send the casters replays of [[LeeroyJenkins worker rushes]].
---> '''[[NoIndoorVoice NovaWar]]''': (after about twenty seconds of StunnedSilence) WHY IN THE [[PrecisionFStrike FUCK]]! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis DO WE GET! THIS! HORSESHIT!]] WHY DOES IT HAPPEN?! WE HAVE TWENTY - SIX - HUNDRED EMAILS FOR WHEN CHEESE FAILS, AND 90% OF THEM ARE THIS SHIT!
** People who intentionally drop their rank to take part in their tournaments (and thus mop up the other unsuspecting players) is good way to get them angry (and a good way to get a public shaming)
* BigNO: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsnLoO7t88U The end of Levar Burtoncruiser and his 71-killstreak]].
* BigOMG: A favourite phrase of [=MaximusBlack=]'s whenever something extraordinary happens, such as [[spoiler: [[NoKillLikeOverkill FireToBlaze's Ultralisk rush]]]] and [[spoiler: [[ColonyDrop Ketroc dropping a Planetary Fortress right next to his opponent's Nexus.]]]], and especially [[spoiler: [[InstantWinCondition Exogenesis VS BabyV]].]]
* ButNotTooBlack: Frequently [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Maximus, who is quite black in RealLife, but has a regular Canadian accent without so much of a hint of SoulBrotha. [[BriefAccentImitation He'll sometimes slip into stereotypical Soul Brotha when he's really angry though]].
* CanadaEh: Both casters have extremely distinct CanadianAccents, right down to saying "aboat" (NOT ABOOT) instead of about.
** They tend to make exclusively Canadian pop culture references by accident, failing to realize no one will get them until it's too late. On more than one occasion they've referenced Tim Horton's, and once they even compared a fast unit to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donovan_Bailey Donovan Bailey]], before lampshading how obscure the reference would be to non-Canadians
* CatchPhrase: Several.
** "Good afternoon/evening, ladies and gentlemen, this is [=NovaWar=]/[=MaximusBlack=]!" "[[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny And I'm __________]]!"
** [[FightWoosh Hit me up with that noise!]]
** Whenever a player's attempted cheese backfires on them, they are said to have "shit the bed."
*** Whenever the units get killed, they are also said to be "shitting the bed".
** "Uh Jeff? I have a question for you."
** "Sour about life."
** "Bouse."
** "YouFool"
** "At what cost, Jeff? At what cost...Jeff?!"
** "Ain't nobody got time for that!"
** "Go home, you're drunk."
* EpicFail: While everything at When Cheese Fails revolves around the cheeser finding the tables turned, some moments are ''so'' epically bad that they receive the "FAIL" stamp seen in the page picture. Its first appearance was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-3ZrXOrz_0 here]]. Taken UpToEleven [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQJ3jYQsyzA by the second season]].
* {{Fanboy}}: Adam and Jeff are this for The Elder Scrolls.
* FanNickname: Zealots are all named Bob, Stalkers are Steves, Colossi are Giraffes, and Marines are Billie Jeans. Players with hard-to-pronounce names are also given alternate nicknames; for example, Jadaba becomes known as [[StarWars Jabba]].
** If a player reaches 5,000 minerals in the bank (in a game where you are expected to spend minerals CONSTANTLY and never hoard), it's called [[{{Facebook}} Facebook Money]]. [[GiftedlyBad FireToBlaze]] almost reached [[OverNineThousand 10,000 minerals]] at once, which prompted the casters to give that milestone a new nickname: [[OprahWinfrey Oprah Money]].
* ForegoneConclusion: Given the title of When Cheese Fails, once its seen which player the cheeser is, its clear that that player will lose the match. The excitement comes from how the other player manages to come back after being put at a massive disadvantage. The only exception to this was when both players tried to cheese each other. Will Cheese Fail was an attempt to avert this, but as Jeff explained, the majority of games sent in were of [[CurbStompBattle cheese succeeding very unceremoniously]], and were far less entertaining.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: How Jeff and Adam usually portray themselves. There's very occasionally some mild HoYay that gets PlayedForLaughs.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Players will sometimes complain about their opponent's cheese tactics in the chat, when really said opponent was just fighting the complainer's cheesing with their own cheese.
* LargeHam: Both casters often become this.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Maximus is always the sound effect guy, "hitting [=NovaWar=] up with that noise" before the start of each match, providing his own interpretations on the battle noises of certain units, and doing a-capella [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "epic music"]] during particularly large-scale battles.
* TheMerch: [=NovaWar=] once joked about making [[FanNickname Bob the Zealot]] T-shirts.
* NonSequitur: Both Adam and Jeff are prone to these. However, at one point, Adam took it '''[[CatchPhrase to a]] [[UpToEleven whole 'nother level]]''' and basically turned [[http://youtu.be/G3daJuXoRV0 an entire episode]] into one.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsnLoO7t88U A hero Viking kills 19 workers and cripples Rola's economy, but he's almost completely ignored for Levar Burtoncruiser, who had 70+ kills mostly on marines by the time he went down.]]
* RageQuit: Per typical StarCraft etiquette, any player who leaves without typing "gg" in the chat is assumed to have rage-quit, and this tends to happen a lot in LAGTV-casted games. One particularly memorable early episode had a Protoss player ragequitting ''one minute'' into the match [[FelonyMisdemeanor because his probe died in an attempted proxy cannon rush]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In particularly obnoxious matches, the casters will break down step-by-step exactly how much their cheese failed.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Misspelled chat messages are mocked.
--> '''[=NovaWar=]''': You know what's better than a Planetary Fortress? A "polanetary forotdds". Those are so OP.
* RunningGag: "But at what cost, Jeff? At what cost... [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Jeff?]]"
* SelfImposedChallenge: "[=NovaWar=] Says" makes [=MaximusBlack=] perform builds under crazy restrictions. For instance, there's the "Tripping Balls" build which involves no combat units save for Sentries and hallucinations.
* SoundEffectBleep: F-bombs (and/or worse) are usually bleeped out. Videos that aren't bleeped get a special "Mature content warning" preface.
* StunnedSilence: After ranting and raving about a particularly stupid move, the casters will sometimes suddenly go dead silent.
* TemptingFate: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gPxZd5O-Cg&feature=feedu#t=8m00s "If he, somehow survives this (which he won't), I will... (quit LAGTV?) ...yeah."]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOvGCrilWik&feature=g-u-u&context=G297c78cFUAAAAAAAAAA#t=2m16s He does it again.]]
* VerbalTic: For the first three seasons, not pluralizing things. "This guy has a many Zergling." "Whoa, check out all these Void Ray!" "Lots of Void Ray beats lots of ling, right Jeff?" "Uhh, right, Adam."


!!Minecraft

* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Jeff doesn't seem to know even the most basic elements of Christianity, which is doubly funny because 1) his Minecraft avatar is Black Jesus and 2) Adam is a devout Christian, and will call Jeff on his errors.
* AttackAttackAttack: Jeff tends to kill any mob he comes across, which has caused trouble in both the long term[[note]]Killing off animals that they could have farmed for food and resources;also bear in mind that in Minecraft, animals don't respawn[[/note]] and the short term[[note]]Pissing off mobs that are normally neutral, like Wolves and Zombie Pigmen; attacking one will cause all others in the area to turn hostile, which has gotten Jeff killed[[/note]].
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: Jeff's adventures in the Nether tended to turn into this.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Jeff pretty well has a one-track mind when it comes to diamonds. This has lead him to taking insanely foolish risks, charging into danger blindly, and sometimes passing up or even destroying valuable resources like Redstone[[note]]Mainly by mining them and then leaving them on the ground to de-spawn[[/note]] because he doesn't give a damn about them.
* ClimacticMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9thyl4OX6E&feature=plcp Jeff enters the nether]]
* EnthusiasmVersusStoicism: The guys' playstyles can be summarized loosely this way. Adam is cautious and prefers to get everything in order (like securing food supplies and shelter), while Jeff charges headlong into adventure and danger which often causes more trouble than it's worth.
* EpicFail: "[=FailCraft=]" episodes in the Minecraft series show unusual or strong screwups.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In his house in {{Minecraft}}, Jeff had built a "pit of death", an extremely deep pit with lava at the bottom. This pit has killed Jeff 3 times, and helped in causing him to lose a lot of valuable items.
* NintendoHard: The pair wasn't very fond of the Temple of the Gods adventure maps.
* OddCouple: Comes across very strongly in the Minecraft videos. Jeff's videos will feature adventuring, risk taking, exploring, etc., while Adam's involve growing food, building or adjusting something, or doing more "maintenance" type things. The pair gladly lampshades it by referring to themselves as Franchise/IndianaJones and Martha Stewart.
* OrphanedSeries: In one stream Jeff remarks that Lagcraft is being discontinued because it wasn't pulling down the kind of viewership numbers they wanted. He still does Minecraft himself, both solo as Bousecraft and sometimes in conjunction with other YouTube streamers.
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: "Volumptuous", a word Jeff coined to describe watermelons. Presumably a portmanteau of "delicious" and "voluptuous", since he previously compared said melons to Pamela Anderson's breasts.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Jeff, especially when he runs into Creepers. Lampshaded by Adam in one episode[[note]]Season 2 Episode 11[[/note]], where he says "Welcome to Lagcraft, where Jeff tests his vocal range every time he dies in lava."
* TooDumbToLive: Jeff has a few problems in Minecraft, including digging straight down and/or up[[note]]Which are pretty much the worst and second worst things you can do, respectively[[/note]], [[AttackAttackAttack attacking anything that moves]], and focusing so much on adventuring that he can't be bothered to maintain normal food supplies[[note]]Which he started having to do in his solo Bousecraft videos, since Adam wasn't around to play homemaker[[/note]].
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: Part of the reason Adam and Jeff hated the Temple of the Gods maps so much was because they tried to turn Minecraft into a PlatformGame, which it isn't made to do at all.