August 2009: Barack Obama was president. Taylor Swift was still making country music. Quentin Tarantino released Inglourious Basterds. Sonia Sotomayor became the first Hispanic woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Kings of Leon headlined Lollapalooza. Gas cost about the same. People still lived in houses on Rainey Street. The unemployment rate topped 9.5%. The Dow hovered around 9k. And Runa Workshop was founded in Austin, Texas.