Ha, I found it. It's in with a group of papers our lab published, the only one not by us that I kept all these years. A quick scan shows me that I still would think it's funny -
Principles and Methods of Obscurantism
Alexander Kohn, Ph.D.
"Dr. Kohn is Associate Professor, Department of Human Microbiology, Medical School, Tel Avie University, and Editor, Journal of Irreproducible Results, Ness-Ziona, Israel. Reprinted from New Scientist 45: 212-214, 1970."
Found this on google - didn't look further -
JIR in History
Virologist Alexander Kohn and physicist Harry J. Lipkin founded The Journal of Irreproducible Results in 1955 in Ness Ziona, Israel. Kohn remained editor until 1989, and died in 1994. Lipkin remained an editor until volume 16, number 1, August 1967, when Kohn became Editor-in-Chief, and Lipkin became one of the associate editors. S. A. Rudin because an editor with volume 12, number 1, and similarly became an associate editor with volume 16, number 1. The number of associate editors (later called Editorial Board members) has fluctuated greatly over succeeding years.
Medical researcher George H. Scherr was publisher from 1964 to volume 34, number 4, 1989. From 1990 to 1994, JIR was published by Blackwell Scientific Publications. Under Blackwell, James A. Krosschell was editor and publisher starting with volume 35, number 1, 1990, and remained publisher throughout the Blackwell ownership. Marc Abrahams was editor from volume 36, number 1, 1991, to the next-to-last Blackwell issue, volume 39, number 2, 1994. The final Blackwell issue, volume 39, number 3, was edited by Leslie A. Gaffney.
Blackwell returned JIR to George Scherr in 1994, and Scherr was both publisher and editor from then until 2003. Astronomer Norman Sperling became editor and publisher in 2004.
As far as we know:
volume 1 was a joke and never existed volumes 2-3 had 1 issue each volumes 4-6 had 2 issues each volumes 7-18 had 3 issues each volumes 19-30 had 4 issues each volumes 31 and 32 had 5 issues each volume 33 had 6 issues volume 34 had 4 issues volumes 35-42 had 6 issues each volumes 43-48 had 5 issues each, with the last issue double-length
volume 49 and on have 6 issues each
Even the ads amuse me. Well, hey.
Did also find this, which has some snippets of the original article: