Hmm, I am not familiar with TIMD - is it a temporal phenomenon of some sort? Phase related or is it more of an H.G. Wellsian effect? Of course, HD and IMD usually go hand in hand, although IMD is more objectionable being non-harmonic.
Anyways, Im glad your cable survived the ordeal with no ill effects. It's reassuring to know that Sennheiser provides a quality cable that can maintain its Golden Ratio under such duress, thus keeping unwanted resonances at bay throughout the life of the cable.
If metal didn't flex/stretch a bit the wings of planes would snap off. Of course exceeding elastic deformation would not be a good thing for wings either.
TIMD is my way of making TIM (Transient Intermodulation Distortion) read more like distortion rather than some person's name.
Yes IMD contains no musically related content,but high levels of odd order components in HD sounds nasty as well. That's why many guitar players prefer tube amps over solid state when overloading the amp for intentional distortion that is rich in even order harmonics. Some musicians intentionally use Intermodulation for effect by processing two tones in a "Ring Modulator" (Four Quadrant Multiplier) to produce bell like tones, if one does it correctly.
If you're into Dr; Who and temporal phenomena you might want to check Google's search page, today they have a Dr. Who game on the page.