DUPOBS make an appearance in a short story by Maurizio Brancaleoni, in the Italian anthology I mondi del fantasy. The scene in which DUPOBS appear has been translated into English, as follows:
The day after I ask L. out again.
- How about going to the cinema tonight?
- I’m busy tonight. I’ve got to clean my ears.
- Wednesday night?
- I’ll have to listen to my mobile ringtone.
I decide to try a different approach.
- What about the new Dupobs album? They’re so beyond.
- Who the fuck are these guys?