It will be no surprise to sysadmins everywhere that even Downtime, shamefully, forgot 25 July 2008, which is obviously less well-known as Systems Administrator Appreciation Day.
Fortunately Google remembered where the sysadmins left the page that commemorated the event. It is here, and well worth trawling for glimpses into the lives of, until now, the unsung heroes of the modern world. Their (somewhat bitter, somewhat dry) take on life is summed up perfectly in their rubric, If you can read this, thank your sysadmin.
Especially worth reading is How to show your appreciation of your sysadmin.
(Belated) thanks, guys.