Following Fat Steve

Everyone undertakes big adventures for their own reasons. For some, it’s a matter of personal accomplishment, for
others they just want to see the world, others might want to spread some kind of message. I know one guy whose goal was
to sleep with a woman on every continent.

Steve Vaught has a
goal, too. The 350-pounder has set out on a grand adventure to lose weight and gain self-respect. Vaught, who calls
himself “Forrest Lump”, is walking across the country to shed weight in a culturally iconic mixture of Forrest Gump and
the Subway Guy.

And of course, no such exercise in self-flagellation/promotion could possibly go off without a
Web site where you can tune in and watch in real, or semi-real-time, the
poignant struggle of a man seeking socieital acceptance through self-induced torture.

And of course I don’t mean to be cynical, but one does wonder what marvelous food-industry or footwear sponsorships
lie in wait for our corpulent crusader.