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Joe Camel
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    (1986-June 10, 1997)
    Camel who sells Camel cigarettes
    Based on Sean Connery's eyes and Don Johnson's hair
    Has a Smokin' Joe race car in the Nascar circuit
    Stood for 'smoking is cool'
    He is a cartoon character that appealed to children, which is a forbidden market for tobacco.
    He smokes.
    His nose is a subliminal (actually pretty obvious) phallic symbol (penis).
    The Camel's share of the illegal children's cigarette increased from 0.5% to an estimated 32.8%, representing about $476 million in annual sales.
    1/3 of 3 year old children were able to identify Joe Camel and 94% of high school students could as well (Journal of the AMA, 1992).
    According to the US government, smoking went up 73% among youth during the Joe Camel years.
    He is not sure if he is carrying a camel hump on his back or a tumor.
    Mike Salisbury the creator of Joe said '...how I personally feel about being known for this piece of crap that people think is great advertising. It's a pretty shitty piece of art.'
    He demonstrated the way advertising brainwashes it's audience.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 153 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 430 Votes: 64.42% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 126 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 144 Votes: 82.64% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 86 Votes: 67.44% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 102 Votes: 73.53% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 72 Votes: 73.61% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 164 Votes: 72.56% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 182 Votes: 69.23% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 404 Votes: 69.31% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 475 Votes: 69.26% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 814 Votes: 69.04% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2158 Votes: 73.96% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 5669 Votes: 71.16% Annoying
 
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