Beer Crew: Porters/Stouts

I always thought Porter and Stout were used interchangeable to refer to the same style of beer, but then I saw these two beers on the shelf:

I looked up some info on it and read this on Wiki:

Porter is a beer with a dark colour. The history and development of stout and porter are intertwined. The name was first used in the 18th century from its popularity with the street and river porters of London. It is generally brewed with dark malts. The name "stout" for a dark beer came about because a strong porter may be called "Extra Porter" or "Double Porter" or "Stout Porter". The term "Stout Porter" would later be shortened to just "Stout". For example, Guinness Extra Stout was originally called "Extra Superior Porter" and was only given the name Extra Stout in 1840.

Completely beer brewing kit for 600$

Assume I have no equipment at all, and i want to begin a home brew. Excluding the actual material for first batch, how can i best spend 500-600$

You can get a really good setup for that amount. That’s a lot of money for a beginner. As far as how to spend it, I would go to places like these to check things out:

well, i can spend UP to 600$ on it, then what is a good value kit in that price range? i dont want to "settle" for crap equipment

Your Top Ten Sodas

Mine are:
10. Diet Dr Pepper
9. Wild Cherry Pepsi
8. Barq’s Root Beer
7. Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper
6. Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr Pepper
5. Vanilla Coke
4. Cherry Coke
3. Coca-Cola Zero
2. Dr Pepper
1. Coca-Cola Classic

what are your top ten sodas?
it can be from any soda brand in the world or USA!
9. Hansens Vanilla Cream Soda
8. RC Cola
7. Cactus Cooler
6. Squirt
5. Dr Pepper
4. Mt Dew Code Red

Anyone still homebrew?

I just bottled a six malt amber and am working on my own amber ale using some rye grains.
I do.

I have a wheat that I am going to be bottling in the next couple of days. I was actually just thinking about what to buy next.
I have a vanilla porter in primary right now(boiled on thursday) and I have an amber that’s bottle conditioning.

I’m gonna get a kolsch going in about a week for a lawnmower beer, followed by a citrusweizen, and another go-round of american red.

Good drink to make with Midori?

I just picked up a tenth (375ml ) of Midori while I was at the liquor store. What’s a good drink to make?
first yuck

2nd…midori sours
midori and vodka
midori tequila and sour etc….
A bunch of recipes with Midori as the base ingredient

This is a great site to fuck around with and find a ton of interesting recipes to try.
I actually really like Midori.

Midori sours are pretty damn good, and you can add your own spin to it(substitute ginger ale for 7up or mountain dew; can grind it with ice and make a slushee, etc).