it looks like...

A good summer for:

Swedish humour, as the state-run liquor distributor refused to handle a British cider called "Dynamite" on the grounds that the product's name was misleading, fallacious and inappropriate. There is, however, a Swedish vodka called "Black Death".

A bad summer for:

Prussian humour, with more than 500 visitors to a park in Potsdam falling for a practical joke in the form of a sign from the "Prussian Association for the Protection of Castles and Gardens". It asked them to put on plastic overshoes to protect the plants from a bacillus that flourished in asphalt. The jape was apparently part of an art project.