Step into the world of Circus Maximus, the magnificent theatrical release that accompanies Travis Scott’s highly anticipated fourth album, Utopia. This 75-minute masterpiece takes audiences on a visual journey like never before. The directorial credits are shared between Scott and visionary filmmakers Harmony Korine, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Kahlil Joseph.
The Enigma of Travis Scott
Throughout Circus Maximus, you can’t help but be fascinated by the intense professionalism of Travis. The visuals and sound are undeniably impressive, leaving audiences in awe while they listen to Utopia tracks through speakers. However, as the film unfolds, it becomes evident that Travis Scott, the one-man billion-dollar industry, and Travis Scott, the frenetic live performer, actually exist in dissonance.
An Ode to Tenet
Circus Maximus is far from a mere concert film; it’s inspired by Christopher Nolan’s cinematic masterpiece, Tenet. Like its muse, the visual spectacle boasts breathtaking scenes shot in Nigeria and a technically impressive display centered around Castell, the Catalan human tower spot.
A Window Into Travis’ Psyche
The majority of the movie’s dialogue comes from a sort of therapy session between Scott and Rick Rubin. The rapper opens up about keeping the “rage” alive and his pursuit of utopia – the energy transfer that connects us all. These moments leave us yearning for a deeper understanding of the evolution of Travis over the past few years.
The Movie’s Influences
Beyond Nolan, Circus Maximus pays homage to other influential creators, more notably Denis Villeneuve. With echoes of Arrival, Dune, and Blade Runner 2049, the film blends futuristic sights with intense seriousness. Tracks like “Modern Jam” bring infectious energy and euphoria.
The Allure of the Unknown
As Circus Maximus nears its end, the allure of what lies ahead remains ever-present. Scott’s journey is one of continuous evolution, always chasing the next revelation and artistic endeavor. Just like the enthusiastic youngster excitedly proclaiming Travis’s arrival, the essence of the Travis Scott experience is in the anticipation of the uncharted territories he is yet to explore.
Are you tired of dealing with raccoons that keep getting into your trash cans and leaving a mess behind? There are affordable but effective ways to keep these clever critters at bay without breaking the bank.
Why Are Raccoons Attracted to Trash Cans?
Raccoons, often playfully referred to as ‘trash pandas,’ are known for their dumpster-diving tendencies. These resourceful creatures are attracted to trash cans because of the scent of food. With their exceptional sense of smell, raccoons can travel several miles searching for a tasty meal.
If your trash cans are left unprotected, with bags containing food scraps, raccoons will see them as an easy source of sustenance. Their omnivorous diet means they’re not picky, readily devouring anything from vegetables to meat scraps.
There are two primary methods for keeping raccoons away from your trash cans – using scents they dislike and securing the cans to prevent access.
Scents That Deter Raccoons
Cayenne Pepper Sprinkle cayenne pepper in a circle around your cans or on the bags themselves. The strong scent will discourage raccoons from approaching.
Ammonia Soak a paper towel in cleaning ammonia and place it on the top of the trash, beneath the lid. The ammonia masks the food scent and repels raccoons due to its strong odor.
Pour bleach into a spray bottle and spray the trash can lid and inside the can with each new trash bag. Raccoons find the scent of bleach irritating, making them seek alternative food sources.
Mothballs Scatter a handful of moth balls around the trash can and place it on the top of the bag (under the lid) when replacing it. The potent odor repels raccoons.
Epsom Salt Sprinkle about ¼ cup of Epsom salts around your trash cans. The scent is undetectable to humans but irritates raccoons’ nostrils, deterring them from approaching.
Non-Scented Methods to Deter Raccoons
Baby Powder Sprinkle approximately ¼ cup of baby powder on the trash bag inside the can. Their sensitive paws will find the texture uncomfortable, discouraging them from accessing the garbage.
Secure the trash can lid with a bungee cord wrapped tightly around it and hooked under the can. It prevents raccoons from opening the lid and accessing the contents.
Festive Lighting Hang a set of blinking lights near where you store your trash cans. Raccoons, being skittish, will be deterred by the flashing lights and seek a safer location.
Removing Nesting Spots Raccoons prefer to stay close to their homes. If they nest near your property, then they’re more likely to visit your garbage. Check for any nesting sports and remove them swiftly.