Actually, you completely misunderstand. I just posted variations of the IRL Memes. IRL Memes, as it is stated, are memes that have become mainstream and popularized in real life before they did on the internet. In actuality, the Joker Make-up meme was famous already while it was being advertised for the Dark Knight movie. The Che Guevara meme became famous WAY before the internet even existed, and here’s an article to prove it: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/che-guevara Lastly, I’m not talking about the Anteater meme with the example, but another meme that started long before the internet existed as well. It’s a meme which started off as a famous painting called Nighthawks painted by an artist named Edward Hopper being parodied by other artists and poster-makers. More details about this meme are found here: http://blog.rocketboom.com/post/79391576/boulevard-of-broken-memes So, in short, these ARE IRL Memes.
“Da Bearss”, on the other hand, is another good example of an IRL Meme which was created when the Chicago Bears were being advertised on television with people saying “the Bears” in a thick Chicagoan accent (correct me if I’m wrong). It’s also associated with “Da Bullss” if I remember right. Yup, this is an IRL Meme alright.
Also, you really didn’t miss the point. I just happened to use examples of the IRL Meme that are mixed with famous Internet Memes as well (Serious Cat, This is Sparta, and I’m an Anteater). I could have used better pictures, but these were the first ones I could find. Here’s some good examples: