Dumbass Sayings: “Counting Stars”

The phrase “counting stars” has been seen in the title and/or lyrics of more than one song lately and all I can do is wonder what the hell that’s supposed to mean. Counting stars sounds like something a cartoon does when it gets hit over the head with a frying pan. Maybe counting stars is something you do when you’re stumbling around drunk on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Or maybe this is referring to literally counting stars in the sky. I’ll save you some time if that’s the case, there are 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy alone. Don’t bother counting all of them, that would take approximately 3,169 years and you’d have to keep counting nonstop. Why anyone would want to “count stars” makes no goddamn sense to me. You’re never going to get an exact count so why start something you mathematically can’t finish? Once you start counting it’s only a matter of how long you can go before giving up. There’s no MAYBE you’ll give up. You WILL give up. Counting stars is one of the most idiotic things a person can do and I have no idea why it’s in songs these days, but that must say a lot about the state of today’s popular music.

Yeah, good luck with that, dummy.

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