This is the old wallpaper that I can't get off the walls despite an agressive session with the paper tiger and full-on saturation with the wallpaper eating liquid. It's ok to be jealous 'cause I know you are.
The solution? Re-sheetrock. Though our contractor swears that he can get the paper off, I am soooooooo certain that I want this room stripped to the rafters that I will not bend on this item. Let's see how long it takes him to topple my tower of jello.