“It is an absolute waste of police resources. Most of our officers went out there because it is a serious incident.” So scolded Marc Lovicott, University of Wisconsin campus police spokesman. What had the Madison cops’ mouthpiece in a DEFCON 1 tizzy? Bomb threat? Plague? Almost. From channel3000.com: “Police blame a modern game of tag called ‘Humans Versus Zombies’ for wasting public safety resources this week after two reports of gun calls tied to the competition.” The UW po-po got not one, but two 911 calls, one of which reporting an automatic weapon. This, despite the gamers alerting campus police in advance that they’d be playing. “‘I wouldn’t think that any of the Nerf blasters would confuse anyone for a real weapon, because most of the new ones are bright yellow or blue,’ said Steven Brandt, a UW freshman on the zombie team.” So Madison’s scholars and great minds of tomorrow managed to confuse Day-glo, primary colored sponge-shooters with actual gats. Maybe this should have been one of our ‘This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace’ pieces.