Someone at Yahoo! Shine thinks the ball that drops at midnight on New Year’s Eve is heinous or notorious:
As Inigo Montoya noted, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” (That quote from “The Princess Bride” is one of my favorites.)
Adding to the problems is the misplaced period following the closing parenthesis. If parentheses contain a complete sentence that is not part of a larger sentence, the closing punctuation belongs within the parentheses.