In my seemingly never ending quest to find the coolest jQuery plugins I came across the jQuery Context Menu Plugin by Cory S.N. LaViska. According to Cory's site, the plugin "features easy implementation, keyboard shortcuts, CSS styling, and control methods." I would say he definitely delivers on all four. One thing I wanted to be able to do though that I didn't find baked in was to call the menu with a left click instead of the plugin's standard right click so I could cater to the user who might not know about right clicking. This was easy enough to change though with just a few lines in the plugin to include an override to look for a left click.