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Wallpaper

A security with no monetary value.
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Wallpaper

A security that has become worthless due to a bankruptcy or for some other reason. For example, when General Motors went into bankruptcy in 2009, its stock continued to be traded over-the-counter. However, because there was very little value to the company, it was treated as wallpaper. That is, the owners of GM stock might as well use the certificates as wallpaper in their houses because the stock was worth nothing.
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Hughes Villa drew some of her inspiration from the novella Yellow Wall-paper (written in 1892 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman) which describes the journal of a woman suffering from 'hysteria', who descends into madness after being confined by her physician husband to a wallpaper-covered room at a rented summer home.
To date, literary scholarship on "The Yellow Wall-Paper," while voluminous, has tended to focus on the story either as a self-contained feminist critique or as a historicized protest against nineteenth-century attitudes about female sexuality, health, and labor.
Soon after she and her husband separated, Charlotte wrote "The Yellow Wall-Paper" during a heat wave in Pasadena, Calif., in the summer of 1890.
One of the most famous doctors of the age was Sir Weir Mitchell, who also took care of Gilman for a time and who is mentioned in "The Yellow Wall-Paper": "John says if I don't pick up faster he shall send me to Weir Mitchell in the fall.
2) Avoid character wall-paper - they'll probably be sick of it before you are.
Sian works with found materials, such as wall-paper from derelict houses which she starches, irons, burns and stabs to create her work.
QANY ideas where I can buy wall-paper over the internet?
Among the literary works recovered a generation ago, in the widespread cultural feminist movement that fostered the reemergence of women's voices in society, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-Paper" is undoubtedly prominent.
Following this often-cited passage from "Why I Wrote the Yellow Wall-Paper," Charlotte Perkins Gilman states she did not intend to drive readers "crazy" with "The Yellow Wall-Paper," but only to expose a serious and extreme lapse in medical judgment, or wisdom, regarding the "treatment of neurasthenia" (WW, 332).
artists who call their genre "cinema pop." (One name you'll recognize is Simon Fisher Turner, a collaborator of the late Derek Jarman.) The selections here are credited to bands you've never heard of, such as Tomorrow's World, Death By Chocolate, and Wall-paper. But the songs are wonderfully familiar--at least if you grew up in the '60s and watched The Avengers, James Bond flicks, and Georgy Girl; listened to The Kinks and Petula Clark; and dressed in Mary Quant with lots of eye-liner.
Next, he brushed the back of his fake notes with wall-paper border paste and stuck them round the base, building up a collage of cash.
Since its republication by the Feminist Press in 1973, Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-Paper" has achieved the status of a recovered classic.