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Louis C.K. kind of regrets telling that Oklahoma City Bombing joke

1:08 PM EDT on October 17, 2012

Last week, we published a six-year-old audio clip of popular stand-up comedian Louis C.K. telling some jokes about Oklahoma City, and in particular, how someone should light a bomb in front of a federal building here and kill a bunch of people someday.

The post actually generated a little bit of controversy locally. Some people got really mad that a superstar comedian would try to make light of a senseless act of terrorism that killed 168 people and wrecked the lives of thousands. Others got mad at us for posting the clip because it was six years old, obscure and comedians have to universal right to say whatever they want, whenever they want, without any repercussions or consequences.

Anyway, somehow Louis C.K. was alerted to mini-controversy. He briefly discussed it on Monday in a weird YouTube interview with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. Here's the clip:

Three thoughts:

• I actually like his response. He doesn't exactly come out and apologize, but admits it was a bad joke, seems to regret saying it and acknowledges that people have a right to be upset. I think I'm going to start giving the same speech when people get mad at us for some of the crap we write.

• You know what this means? Louis C.K. has probably read The Lost Ogle!!! So far, I think we're the only "established" "media" "outlet" to write about the clip and criticize him for it. That puts Louis C.K. in a short list of nationally known celebs who we're pretty sure have visited this site once or twice, the others are: Jessica Alba, Skip Bayless, Jalen Rose, Wayne Coyne, Olivia Munn and Kate Upton. Okay, not sure about the Munn or Upton ones, but who cares. I can dream, right?

• We're still looking for information regarding which beautiful woman Louis C.K. slept with when he visited Oklahoma City whenever ago. If you have any details, contact us or something.

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