Shit ton

My new favorite saying. Shit ton. How does it work in every day usage?
Let me give you an example: I drank a shit ton last night. How many idiots were there? A shit ton. There are a shit ton stars out tonight. How much do I love you? A shit ton!
You get the picture. It can be used in a sentence or as an answer. It is a very diverse adjective. Or would it be a noun?
Either way I am lovin' it! How much? A shit ton.