This is a situation where someone accomplishes something of little to no value or importance, or fails miserably. Extra bonus points are given if the "accomplishing" party is proud of the non-accomplishment or failure.
As Jimmy stood up from his Quaker oatmeal, he noticed a warm sensation in his pants as he had wet himself. Jimmy laughed and proclaimed with pride, "Oops I earned my spade!"
by El Capitan Awesome January 12, 2011