Learn English – What does “gleaning the cube” mean


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It's actually gleaming the cube and as the Urban Dictionary says:

To fail so badly that there is brilliance in the failure; A phrase coined by Cinema Abattoir bloggers in reference to a 1989 movie starring Christian Slater.

The movie they're talking about is of the same name, Gleaming the Cube.

Beware the story of how the movie title came to be:

The title of the film reputedly refers to a gibberish statement skater Garry Davis made in a Thrasher magazine interview with Neil Blender. The phrase itself is meaningless.