I cannot believe it’s necessary to explain this, but you guys keep asking about it, so here you go:
"Badical" may be more exclusive to late 80s southern California kids than I previously realized. It is absolutely not a typo. You see, kids, once upon a time, we used to say "radical", sometimes shortened to "rad", to indicate that something was good or pleasing. At one point, "bad" was also often used to indicate the same thing, which was funny to us because the slang meaning was diametrically opposed to the original meaning of the word. Irony……..? Yes. "Badical" was the natural, inevitable, peanut butter and chocolate combination of both of these into one super word. You must remember that this was long before the invention of emoticons or anybody ever saying "feels." We worked with what we had.