Best Bulk Guilt Supplier (2008)

MIGHTY MUTTS

If there's no monks with rice bowls around, the next best thing are the stalwarts of MIGHTY MUTTS, who brave the elements and construction crews to hold a roving open-air animal shelter at Union Square each weekend. Their curbside, at-risk dogs and cats create a surreal, political-cartoon tableau of deprivation at the edges of a tourist district's plenty. Such responsibility may be un-chic—and yeah, there are people starving, too. But when ya need a revelation, ya can't always choose the messenger.